Preschool Fish Craft Using Recycled Chair Foam
Kids can make this foam fish for pretend play while exploring scales and fins to discover how they help fish swim. Add this activity to your ocean theme or save it for a rainy day!
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This activity uses recycled materials in a fun craft that kids will love.
The different textures, sizes and colors of the materials provide sensory and fine motor experiences as kids make their cute fish.
Kids will have fun making the spongy fish, and adding them to their 'ocean' pretend play!
Supplies for fish craft
Instructions for fish craft
1. Cut out a fish shape from the foam.The fish should be shorter than the length of the mesh bag in order for one end of the bag to become the fish tail.
2. Insert the fish into the mesh bag. If there is a metal tip on the mesh bag you can use it as the 'nose'. Wrap the mesh snugly around the foam and secure at both ends with a twist of the chenille stem. The chenille stem becomes a handle for holding the fish like a puppet so you can help him swim!
3. Glue craft eyes to the front of the fish.
4. Cut out a fin from a small piece of mesh and glue to the body.
Use this fun fish craft in your ocean theme; add it to your study of animal habitats; or make it a rainy day activity!
Grab some more ideas from our Crafts board on Pinterest.
Learning through play
1. Discuss the different parts of a fish. Why do fish have fins? How do fish breath?
2. "Swim" around the classroom for gross motor movement.
3. Read One Fish Two Fish.
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Fish Paper Craft for Kids from Buggy and Buddy
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