It may be too cold still for most of us to enjoy a lot of time outdoors, but we can still go fishing with this fun Magnetic Paper Plate Fishing Craft!
The fish in this Magnetic Paper Plate Fishing Craft are all made from paint chips. Simply punch 3 circles from a paint chip with a 1” paper punch for each fish. One circle is the body, trim two sides away from another into a triangle for the tail, and cut the last in half then in half again for the fin.
Add a googly eye and your main fish is complete. To make it magnetic, we glued safety pins on the back of each, sandwiching the pin with a circle of regular white paper. Then, make your fishing pole using a craft stick, some twine and a heavy magnet.
A paper plate with some blue, wavy paper complete the fish pond. Now get ready to cast your line and let’s what we can reel in!
- paint chips in assorted colors
- 1” paper punch
- smaller paper punch
- safety pins
- small googly eyes
- heavy magnet
- craft stick
- paper plate
- blue & scraps of white paper
First, punch three 1” circles out of the paint chips for each fish. One will be used whole for the body, while one just needs two sides trimmed to make a long triangle with a rounded end. The last circle needs to be cut in half, then cut in half again and glued onto the body for a fin.
Flip your fish over and glue a safety pin in the center, with the end over the edge as if it’s a mouth. Punch a 1” circle of white paper and glue over the safety pin to sandwich it in and secure it in place. Glue on a googly eye.
To make your fishing pole, take a craft stick, a piece of twine, and a heavy magnet. We were able to punch 2 holes in our magnet, but if yours is heavier than that then just wrap the twine around it or glue it in place. Wrap and tie your twine around both the craft stick and the magnet. Complete the scene by cutting a blue piece of paper in a circle to fit the middle of your paper plate, making the top in a wave pattern.
Go fish! How many can you catch at a time?
Be sure to check out more of our paper plate crafts at Kid Things!