This easy Dr. Seuss craft is perfect for preschoolers and goes along with the book “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.”
My boys used to be obsessed with Dr. Seuss’ books when they were younger. His books used to be an integral part of our bedtime storytime. If we have to pick a favorite, The Cat in the Hat would be our choice. We can never get enough of it! One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is another favorite and this craft will go right along with the book.
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This is a fun craft to make with your kids in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday! His birthday is March 2nd, so get some paper plates and paint and get ready to paint.
It’s a wonder how his books have bought joy to kids all over the world for several decades now. My mother used to read a Dr. Seuss’ story to me every Saturday before I went to bed. I would never have imagined that I would be read the same books years later to my own kids.
How To Make Dr. Seuss Craft
If your kids love fishes and the great big ocean, this will be an amazing idea to get them engaged. These crafts will work well for a Dr. Seuss party too!
Dr. Seuss Paper Plate Craft Tips
I’ve experimented with a lot of variations before I came out with this version. Here are a few points you might want to keep in mind before you start crafting.
Tip #1 – Use Acrylic Paint
Acrylic paint makes your work so much more easier because they dry pretty quickly. You don’t have to put it out to dry and there’s no risk of your kid smudging the paint. It also washes off quickly when compared to other paints.
Tip #2 – Paper Plates
Make sure you use paper plates for this DIY project. It will be tough to cut styrofoam plates into the shapes we need. They might also not absorb paint as well as paper. Paper plates are light-weight and easier to handle.
Dr. Seuss Fish Craft Step-By-Step Pictures
All of the exact steps are listed in the printable craft card at the bottom of this post. First, here are some pictures of the entire process.
Assemble all your supplies together.
First, paint your paper plates completely in red and blue.
Next, draw a few circles on a white piece of paper.
Cut them out with a pair of scissors and color a thick black dot in the center of each.
Take the painted plates and cut them out as shown above. The tail shown be cut out from a separate plate of the same color.
Finally, glue the pieces together and voila! Here’s your little fishy!
Dr. Seuss Fish Craft
- Pair of scissors
- 3 Paper plates
- Red paint
- Blue paint
- White paper
- Black marker
- Paint one and a half paper plates red.
- Paint one and a half paper plates blue.
- Let them dry.
- Fold a sheet of white paper in half, and in half again.
- Cut out circles from the paper and set aside.
- Cut a mouth out of the fully painted red plate.
- Cut a tail shape out of the red painted paper plate.
- Glue the tail on to the red plate.
- Glue a white circle as an eye.
- Draw on a black pupil.
- Repeat with the blue and white paper plates.
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