The kids have been talking incessantly about their plans to go fishing with Grandpa this summer at the lake. Since that is still a few weeks away, I decided to pull out a huge bag of popsicle sticks that were just dying to be used and we created this colorful popsicle stick fish craft.
This fish craft was a great excuse to pull out our scrap paper box and use up some of our pieces leftover form previous projects.
Popsicle Stick Fish Craft
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- Popsicle sticks
- Paint (We used acrylic because we have more color options on hand, but tempera would work as well.)
- Paper (construction, scrapbook, or card stock)
- Googly eyes (one googly eye per fish)
- Glue (Our kids love this Ultra Low Temp Glue Gun.)
1. Paint popsicle sticks and allow to dry. You need to paint four popsicle sticks per fish craft.
2. Glue two popsicle sticks together to form an acute angle. Glue two more popsicle sticks together so that they overlap to make the tail of the fish craft. Glue the two pieces together, so that the angles are facing each other and the ends of the popsicle sticks overlap slightly.
3. Cut a piece of paper to fit the fish. Glue onto the back of the fish, so that it covers the opening between the popsicle sticks.
4. Glue a google eye to the fish near the the angle.
Extend the Activity:
- Read books about fish such as The Pout-Pout Fish, The Rainbow Fish, or A Fish Out of Water.
- Have a goldfish cracker snack.
- Go fishing or create a fishing at home activity using a stick, piece of string, and magnet for the fishing pool. Create fish from colored paper and add a paper clip or small magnet.
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