Rainbow Fish Torn Paper Craft

It’s summer…which means heat, beaches, vacations…so we have been reading books and doing crafts that revolve around the ocean and it’s life!

This month we are loving The Rainbow Fish and have been doing some fun activities to go along with it. First up? A simple (but fun) torn-paper craft. I did this one with some clients and with both my children….ages 1.5 and 3.5.

What you will need

  • Scrap paper in a rainbow of colors
  • Construction paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Plastic bowl
  • Optional: Yarn/string and hole punch

What is targets

  • Fine motor (tearing and gluing)
  • Visual processing
  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Color ID

How To Make It

  • First step, Take your construction paper, fold it in half, and cut out a fish shape
  • Next, place the scrap paper and some aluminum foil in the center of the table and have your child(ren) pick a piece and begin tearing the paper and foil up into smaller pieces. Have them place the torn pieces in a plastic bowl.
  • Once all the paper and foil is shredded, have your child (or yourself, depending on the child’s age) cover the entire paper fish with glue (we use glue sticks so the paper doesn’t get too wet). Have your child(ren) cover their fish with all the different colored torn pieces.
  • Optional: punch a hole in the fishy and thread string/yarn through and hang for decoration.

Both kids LOVED making their fishes!
This is a great craft because it is SIMPLE. ;) And all the kids loved making them.

What are your favorite ocean/summer activities? Make sure to check back next Tuesday for another ocean life craft!

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