Red Fish Blue Fish Craft: An Easy Paper Plate Craft

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With Dr Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd, the kids are celebrating Dr. Seuss all day this week! And what better way to kick this off than with an easy Red Fish Blue Fish craft?

How to make this Red Fish Blue Fish Craft

So this morning, while Lia was away at school, my two-and-a-half-year-old made this sweet Red Fish Blue Fish paper plate craft.

These soon turned into Red Fish, Blue Fish props for our Red Fish, Blue Fish story session later in the evening.

Red Fish Blue Fish Dr Seuss themed paper plate craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

This is an easy craft for any toddler or preschooler to do independently.

An adult’s assistance is only required to cut the tail and stick the same to the plate (and the ice-cream sticks if you plan to make these puppets.)

Materials needed for the paper plate fish craft:

How to make this One Fish Two Fish craft

This is the fun part as your child gets to do everything independently..
Step 1: Paint the paper plates all through…
1 red and 1 blue. (You can even get your child to finger paint this!).
Step 2: Shake the glitter onto the plates while the paint is still dry to allow the same to stick minus any glue!..
Step 3: Stick the wiggly eye on as well.


Step 4: Now here’s where the adult steps in.

Once the paint dries, cut a small triangle out from the area adjacent to where your child has stuck the eye.

This becomes the tail.

Stick this on at the back, with a strip of cello-tape. /

Step 5: If you want to make your fish puppets, all you need to do is tape the craft sticks to the back and then you’re done!

Aren’t these adorable?

Enjoy reading the story out to your kids and treasuring their proud, accomplished expressions as they hold their props up!

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  1. So cute! I was planning on doing something for Dr. Seuss’ birthday, but my son and I are both sick, so I didn’t get around to it. I will save this for next year!

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