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How to Make a Paper Plate Fish Bowl
All you need to create this cute fish bowl craft is a paper plate, some craft foam, and some paint. You can create simple goldfish to fill your bowl or even fill your bowl with more exotic looking fish.
- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Before you start any project it is easiest to... gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:
Now, let's begin!Continue to 2 of 9 below.
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Cut the Paper Plate
Cut a small piece off of one edge of the paper plate as shown in the photo.Continue to 3 of 9 below.
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Paint the Paper Plate
Start out by painting the top side of the paper plate blue. This will be the fish bowl full of water. Paint the back side of the small piece of the paper plate a different color. This will be the bottom 'stand' of the fish bowl.Continue to 4 of 9 below.
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Glue the Stand onto the Fish Bowl
Glue the stand to the bottom of the fish bowl as shown.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Cut Out Fish to Put in the Bowl
Cut a few fish shapes out of craft foam. Make them whatever size and color you like, just make sure they will fit inside the fish bowl!Continue to 6 of 9 below.
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Add Eyes to the Fish
Glue a wiggle eye onto each fish you cut out.Continue to 7 of 9 below.
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Paint Your Fish
This step is optional but recommended if you'd like to add some extra flair to your project. Use dimensional paint to add detail to your fish.Continue to 8 of 9 below.
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Prepare Your Fish Bowl
When you glue your fish to your fish bowl, you want them to look like they are swimming freely. To accomplish this, cut 3 small scraps from your craft foam for each fish you have. Decide where you want the fish to be in the fish bowl, and glue a stack of 3 craft foam pieces on top of each other.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Finishing Your Fish Bowl Craft
Finally, glue your fish onto the craft foam stacks on your fish bowl. Let the glue dry!