If there’s one thing kids love, it’s pets.
From dogs and cats to hamsters and turtles, kids of all ages are drawn to animals that they can interact with and care for.
That’s why today we’re sharing this fun fish handprint craft that kids will love creating!
This craft is perfect for anyone who loves pets, whether they have their own furry friend or not. It’s also easy enough that kids can make it during arts and crafts time at home or at school.
Plus, there’s even a free template so you don’t have to spend any time coming up with the design yourself.
Just download the templates below and get started!
When you’re done be sure to look through all of our handprint crafts for kids for more ideas.
Handprint Fish Bowl Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Fish template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the fish template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Take the water piece and glue it in the middle of the fish bowl.
Place the sand at the bottom of the water and glue it down.
Next, glue a couple of pieces of the plants to the sand.
Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of colored paper and cut it out. Create the fish by gluing the mouth to the palm end of the handprint.
Place the eye near the palm end of the fish and glue it down, then glue the cheek just below the eye. Use a marker to draw some scales on the fish.
Glue the fish somewhere on top of the water.
Finish off by gluing some bubbles just above your fish’s mouth.
Don’t you love how cute this craft turns out? We sure do!
More Pet Ideas For Kids
We have all kinds of ideas to make a fun pet unit for kids. Keep reading below for some great ways you can use our pet activities in your classroom or home!
Reading aloud with your child is a great way for them to get involved in important developmental skills. Plus, it’s just plain fun! That’s why we recommend starting out by reading books together.
Below are some of our favorite pet books for kids:
Can I Be Your Dog? – This is the cutest storybook about a dog named Arfy who’s a homeless dog. Follow his journey to finding the right family to adopt him!
Strictly No Elephants – When a boy and his pet elephant are denied entrance to a special club, they set out to create their own all-inclusive pet club! This is a great story of being a true friend!
If You Give A Cat A Cupcake – Kids who love the classic If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, will love this cat version! See all the silly things this cat needs!
As a parent, you know that crafting with your child is an excellent way to support their development. Craft time builds self-esteem and fosters creativity while teaching patience! There’s also the chance for them to grow socially (and emotionally!), intellectually or physically through creative projects– so why not try adding some more fun ones?! Below are some of our favorite pet-themed crafts:
Bird Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Kids will love to make these cockatiels and play pretend with them. They’re easy to create and come with a free template! Just print it out, cut the pieces out, then glue them onto an brown paper bag.
Dog Headband Craft – This fun and easy dog headband craft is perfect for kids. You can make it with colorful paper or print it on white paper and let the kids color it in themselves. It’s super cute on your kids too!
Paper Plate Cat Craft – This paper plate cat craft is a great way to get kids involved with art. They can paint, cut, and glue the pieces together then they’ll have their very own hand-made masterpiece!
Turtle Paper Bag Puppet Craft – This turtle paper bag puppet craft is a great way to teach kids about pets while keeping them entertained. They can make it at home or in the classroom. It’s cute and colorful, and they’ll love creating their own little turtle friend.
These pet pattern block mats are the perfect way to get your kids some hands-on playtime. Not only do they help with fine motor skills and shape recognition, but they’re fun and colorful too.
With this pet playdough kit, your kids will have hours of fun while learning about pets. With 4 different playdough colors to choose from plus lots of pet trinkets, the possibilities are endless!
This vet pretend play set is a great way to get kids of all ages into their creative mindset and let them explore veterinary medicine!
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Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Fish template
- Download the fish template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Take the water piece and glue it in the middle of the fish bowl.
- Place the sand at the bottom of the water and glue it down.
- Next, glue a couple of pieces of the plants to the sand.
- Trace your child's hand onto a piece of colored paper and cut it out. Create the fish by gluing the mouth to the palm end of the handprint.
- Place the eye near the palm end of the fish and glue it down, then glue the cheek just below the eye. Use a marker to draw some scales on the fish.
- Glue the fish somewhere on top of the water.
- Finish off by gluing some bubbles just above your fish's mouth.