Ocean Sunfish Paper Plate Craft for Kids (Mola Fish)

Here is how to make an ocean sunfish, sometimes known as a common mola fish, out of a paper plate. This paper plate sunfish craft for kid is perfect for any unit on oceans or sea life!

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The ocean sunfish is one of our favorite sea creatures to observe at our local aquarium. Their large size (they can grow to be over 5000 pounds) and unique look always illicit all kinds of questions from curious kids and students and are mesmerizing to watch.

 

paper plate ocean sunfish craft for kids

 

Created by one of my husband’s super creative students, here’s how to make your very own sunfish craft using a paper plate!

 

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Sunfish Paper Plate Craft for Kids

Materials for Paper Plate Sunfish Craft

 

Directions for Paper Plate Sunfish Craft

1. Take a single paper plate. Cut off part of the plate as shown in the photo below. You’ll basically be leaving one ridged edge of the plate as the tail and cutting off the remaining ridged edge.

 

2. Cut out two triangles from another paper plate.

 

paper plate ocean sunfish craft for kids

 

3. Glue one on top and one on the bottom of your paper plate. Allow the glue to dry.

 

4. Paint your entire sunfish gray. We mixed black and white tempera paint- kids love making different shades of gray! (You can also color your fish.)

 

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4. Cut out an eye and a mouth from your scraps. Use marker or crayon to color them.

 

5. Glue your mouth and eye to your sunfish and let dry. That’s it!

 

paper plate ocean sunfish craft for kids

 

Be sure to check out all our ocean inspired crafts and art projects!

 


 

 

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