Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)


Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens


Free Offer
11 Teacher-Approved Crafts for School

Excite your students with these clever, teacher-approved crafts from this FREE eBook! Get ready for the school year and start planning some school crafts for kids to make over the summer.

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Paper Plate Goldfish Craft

By: Holly Homer from
Updated June 08, 2020
Paper Plate Goldfish Craft
Paper Plate Goldfish Craft

"Perfect for preschoolers, this Paper Plate Goldfish Craft reinforces basic shape recognition and fine-motor skills. It requires minimal supplies, making it ideal for large groups of children at home, school, or camp. We made this craft after reading the book Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet by Kelly DiPucchio. My children enjoyed the funny story, and had fun painting their paper plates in various shades of orange and yellow. To make this paper plate goldfish craft, you will need: white paper plates, orange paint, large googly eyes, a paint brush, tape, scissors, glue, and string."

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


Materials List

  • White Paper Plates
  • Orange Paint
  • Large Googly Eyes
  • Paintbrush
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String


  1. After gathering supplies, invite children to paint their paper plates orange. Allow the plates to dry completely.

  2. Have children to cut a small triangle out of their paper plate. Older children may be able to do this independently, while young children may find it easier to cut along adult-drawn guide lines.

  3. Tape the triangle to the back of the fish with the round end facing out. Invite children to glue a googly eye to the plate. If desired, draw fins, scales, and patterns onto the fish with markers.

  4. Tape a small piece of string to the back of the goldfish so children can play with their paper plate goldfish or hang it up to enjoy.

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Faux Flower Cupcake Liner Wreath

Cupcake liner crafts can be some of the prettiest projects out there, and this wreath is no exception. Create a stunning cupcake liner… Continue reading: "Faux Flower Cupcake Liner Wreath"



Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Sponsored Content

Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It