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.
Created by one of my husband’s super creative students, here’s how to make your very own sunfish craft using a paper plate!
Sunfish Paper Plate Craft for Kids
Materials for Paper Plate Sunfish Craft
- White paper plates
- Gray tempera paint (We mixed black and white paints. This is my favorite brand of tempera paint.) Or you can use gray crayons or markers.
- Scraps of paper and markers or crayons
Directions for Paper Plate Sunfish Craft
2. Cut out two triangles from another paper plate.
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.)
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!
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