Swimming by with another kid friendly craft idea that is PERFECT to bust those summer boredom blues! Using wood craft sticks, felt and some fun colorful embellishments – you too can pull this adorable DIY fish kid craft together with your child in no time! Then use them as fun beach themed decorations or as awesome pretend play pieces in the living room.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t “swim” away from this crafty tutorial. Let’s dive right in and make some one-of-a-kind pieces today!
DIY FISH CRAFT SUPPLIES:
- Darice Jumbo Craft Sticks (3 per each fish)
- Darice Wiggle Eyes
- Darice Kid Craft Scissors
- Darice Felties Felt Glue
- Darice Felties Felt Sheets
- Darice Small Pom Poms
*This Darice kids craft pack would be great to use for this project. It includes chennille stems, pom poms and wiggly eyes.
Step 2. While those are drying, grab your felt and cut a triangular shape that will be placed within the craft stick frame and be the body of the fish. At this time, you should also cut out some fins, fish lips and a tail out of the remaining felt.
Step 3. Next you will want to glue the felt pieces to the craft stick frame. Repeat for each piece.
Step 4. Now you are ready for the final step – embellishments! Let kids take full control and decorate their DIY fish however they like! We used small pom poms to decorate the fins but you can also use glitter, rhinestones and even buttons to decorate yours!
Once you are done decorating your DIY fish, set them all aside to let them dry completely before displaying proudly!!!
If you need some more summer themed kid craft ideas, be sure to check out these past posts – pretend play popsicle craft, stick pineapple craft and Sticky Stick dragonfly craft. Have fun crafting the summer away my crafty friends!
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Stacey is an Air Force wife, mother and the writer behind Glued To My Crafts. She currently lives in the Cheyenne, WY/Denver, CO area. Her goal through her blog is to inspire others with easy DIY tutorials, kid friendly activities and delicious recipes. With dozens of tips & hundreds of tutorials, you’ll be inspired to create one-of-a-kind items with her!