Rainbow Fish Craft


Rainbow fish kids craft, made with scraps of colored paper and contact paper. EASY, and perfect for a preschool ocean theme week.

This simple little craft is easy for your preschooler, requires almost no prep time, and uses materials that your probably have on hand!

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Rainbow Fish craft with blue ocean background, made for ocean theme week preschool


Black construction paper
Contact paper
Scraps of construction paper in many colors
Plastic coat hanger (optional)
Hole punch (optional)
Invisible thread (optional)
Blue crepe paper (optional)
Scotch tape (optional)


Cut a simple fish shape out of black construction paper.  Then, cut out the inside, leaving a thin strip of a border.  Place the outlines on the sticky side of a sheet of contact paper.

black border of fish, for rainbow fish craft made for ocean theme week preschool

Have your child place scraps of paper inside the fish outlines.  Encourage them to fill all the space, and to try not to let the colored scraps go outside the edge of the black outline.

Putting colored paper scraps on contact paper for rainbow fish craft; ocean theme week preschool

 Place another piece of contact paper on top, press firmly, and cut out your fish.  Easy!

Rainbow Fish craft, simple, made with construction paper and contact paper

Lena played with these little fishes for a while and then decided that she wanted to make an ocean for them.  So we did!

materials for making ocean to go along with rainbow fish craft; ocean theme week preschool

I gathered a coat hanger, invisible thread, a hole punch, blue crepe paper, and tape.

Rainbow Fish Craft, with clothes hanger ready for ocean background

First I punched a hole in each fish, and used invisible thread to tie them to the hanger.

Then, Lena cut strips of crepe paper and taped them to the coat hanger.  She had her ocean!

Rainbow fish craft with ocean background as mobile, part of ocean theme week preschool

Rainbow fish craft with ocean background as mobile, part of ocean theme week preschool

Need more ocean ideas?  Visit the Cutting Tiny Bites Pinterest board below!

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What Can We Do With Paper And Glue: Rainbow Fish Craft
Rainbow Fish Craft
Rainbow fish kids craft, made with scraps of colored paper and contact paper. EASY, and perfect for a preschool ocean theme week.
What Can We Do With Paper And Glue
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