I can’t wait to share this Easy and Fun PAPER PLATE FISHBOWL CRAFT with you all. It’s so simple to make and super fun for everyone. It’s the perfect craft for a rainy summer day or even for an ocean-themed birthday party.
Paper Plate Fishbowl Craft
Happy Summer! I hope your summer is going well. Ours has been fun, but it’s going by way too fast. I can’t believe that we’ve already celebrated the Fourth of July. We played some fun family games over the holiday that I can’t wait to share with you. Today, I wanted to show you this fun craft we enjoyed last week while we were on vacation. We had a couple of rainy days that were perfect for pulling out this fun PAPER PLATE FISHBOWL CRAFT. You’ve gotta make the best of those rainy vacation days. The kids had a blast making them and I loved looking at them on the kitchen sink window sill all week long. They are so cheerful and fun.
If you would like more ideas for summer or ocean-themed crafts, then check out my post on how to make a jellyfish out of coffee filters,
a paper plate crab craft, or
Here are more fun Ocean Themed Crafts to check out:
Make a crab out of a Paper Plate
Make an Octopus out of gloves
Are you ready to make this fun summer craft? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need:
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- a blue paper plate (dessert sized or dinner-sized) – I used a dessert plate size this time, but I’ve used dinner plate sizes in the past
- tape, a warm glue gun with glue sticks, or a stapler
- real cork tape or cork with adhesive baking – I found the duck tape in the craft aisle of Walmart but ordered squares from Amazon for the most current craft
- Puffy ocean stickers, Foam fish stickers, and other fun ocean-themed foam stickers
- optional: small sea shells
- round gem stickers – this is for bubbles but you can also use white glue for bubbles – It’s hard to find glue that stays white. I found that Elmer’s Multipurpose Glue-All dries a milky white. Most wood glue dries white, like Gorilla’s White Glue.
- cut about 1/3 of the paper plate and invert it so the smaller portion looks like a fishbowl stand
- glue or staple to secure
- hold the cork tape over the bottom of your fishbowl/paper plate to see how much you need to cut for the sand portion of the bowl – mark it off with a pen or pencil and cut it out
- pull the backing off of your cork tape and secure it to the bottom of the fish bowl/paper plate
- you can add seashells to the sand bottom with glue
- add fish foam stickers along with other sea creatures that you have
- Use the clear round gems or white glue to make bubbles coming from the fish’s mouth
- *some glue dries transparent, but that’s fine. It still looks really cool
That’s it! Enjoy your cheerful craft all summer long.
~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do