I know when our kids were little, we always had a Dr. Seuss book in the rotation of bedtime reading. Pairing a craft with a book is such a great way to promote creativity (and fine motor skills) while also improving literacy and imagination. It’s the perfect one two punch. This Red Fish Blue Fish craft is, of course, based on one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. But it’s even more than a craft since it is also a fishing game that you can play after you create the project.
This fun craft comes from our amazing “Read & Craft” ebook of 13 story book themed crafts for kids. Each story that we use is recommended for preschool and kindergarten ages (though are often enjoyed by older kids too).
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper plates (9-inch coated)
- Washi tape (in blue and red patterns)
- Single hole punch
- Pipe cleaners
- Large popsicle sticks
- White yarn
- Fish template (found in the “Read & Craft” ebook)
Just like very craft on this site (and in our shop products), this craft uses items from our master list that we use for every single creative project. It’s just 27 basic crafting materials (most of which you already have in your home, like scissors, tape, glue, stapler…) that fit into one bag. Once your bag is filled, you are all set to make any of the hundreds of kids’ crafts you find here. Enjoy!!!
Red Fish Blue Fish Craft Instructions
Step 1: Color the Plates
- Cover the middle of a paper plate with one of the patterns of red or blue washi tape.
- Then cover the other side of the plate also. You can use the same patterned tape or another pattern if you’d like.
- Repeat this on other plates with other washi tape patterns.
*If you do not have washi tape on hand or just want to simplify this step, color both sides of the plates using crayons or markers instead. Again, stick to shades of red and blue.
Step 2: Cut Out the Fish
- Print out or draw the fish craft template which can be found in the “Read & Craft” ebook.
- Trace around the fish onto one of the washi tape covered plates and cut it out.
- You can probably get 3 out of each plate.
To really simplify this craft if you have access to a printer, simply print the fish template onto heavy cardstock and color the fish in red and blue colors before cutting out and moving onto step 3.
Step 3: Add the Hooks
- Punch a hole in the fish.
- Place a half piece of pipe cleaner through the hole and form into into a circle.
Step 4: Make the Fishing Pole for Your Book Craft
- Tie a piece of yarn, about 1 yard long, to the center of the popsicle stick.
- Form a hook out of half a pipe cleaner and tie it to the other end of the yarn to form your fishing pole.
If you don’t already have “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” by Dr. Seuss in your library of kids’ books, now’s the time to get it…Just click on the image.