This cute Puffer Fish paper craft will get your kids excited and add a lot of fun to your ocean theme unit. And the best part? It rocks and moves!
This rocking puffer fish craft is super easy to make and is just the fun craft for summer you need to keep children creatively busy. It makes for a great DIY paper toy for kids to make when feeling bored.
Rocking Puffer Fish Craft for Kids
This puffer fish craft for kids is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten as well as older kids. It provides a fun way to practice fine motor skills and scissor skills for preschoolers and kinder kids who are still developing these hand skills.
What we love most about this Easy Puffer Fish paper craft is that it uses simple craft supplies and is quick to make. All you need is some construction paper and glue to make this adorable, eye-catching rocking puffer fish.
Supplies Needed to Make Puffer Fish Paper Craft
- Construction paper – red, white, yellow, orange, and black
- White correction pen
How To Make Rocking Puffer Fish Craft For Kids
Time needed: 20 minutes
- Make the body of the fish
Use a bowl to cut out two big circles from orange paper and one circle from yellow craft paper. We used circles with 11cm diameter.
- Cut the Yellow circle
Cut the yellow circle into half following a wavy pattern. Paste it on the orange circle to make the belly of the puffer fish craft.
- Make fins, eyes, and mouth of puffer fish.
Cut out the pectoral and tail fin from yellow construction paper. For the mouth, cut an oval from red craft paper and a smaller oval from black paper.
Cut out two ovals each from white and black construction paper to make the eyes of puffer fish craft. We used white ovals of two sizes to make it look cuter.
- Paste the fins
Fold the narrow part of the pectoral fin and glue the fold onto the body of puffer fish paper craft. This will give the craft a 3D look. Paste the tail fin from the back of the puffer fish’s body.
- Paste mouth and eyes
Paste the small black oval on the big red oval to make the mouth of your cute puffer fish craft. Once dry, paste it on the body like shown with some part of the mouth out of the body.
To make the eyes of your rocking puffer fish paper craft, paste the black cut-outs on the white cut-outs. Use a correction pen, to make small circles on the black cut-out for the eyes. Glue them on the body of the puffer fish craft as shown.
- Make spines of puffer fish craft
Take yellow construction paper and fold it in half. Using scissors, cut triangles along the fold to make spines for your paper puffer fish craft. Similarly, cut out spines from orange construction paper.
Paste the yellow spines on the yellow part of the puffer fish and the orange spines on the orange part.
- Use a black sharpie to draw lines on the fins to give them definition
- Take the orange circle and fold it in half.
Lastly, take the second orange circle, fold it into half, and glue it on the back of the puffer fish craft to make it into a Rocking Puffer Fish.
Your cute Puffer fish craft is ready to rock! Place it on a flat surface and give it a gentle punch to see your Rocking puffer fish moving.
Related: Also check out this Colourful Rainbow Fish Craft.
We bet your kids will love making this fun puffer fish craft. This fun ocean craft is sure to delight them and get them interested in learning about the secrets of the sea. Plus, it is a great way to polish their motor skills and channel their creativity.