Make your OWN Pet Fish Bowl

Ben and his pet Beta Fish would like to share some fun craft ideas!

MAKE YOUR OWN  Paper Plate Fish Bowl
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With their permission the following CRAFT IDEA is  taken  from the website : www.FIRST
Thank You First Palette for this fun idea!

Paint a paper plate into a fish bowl and glue on some colorful paper fishes. In this art activity, lines and color shades will also be introduced.

  • Paper plate
  • Sketch paper
  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Poster paint or water color paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

Safety Tips

  • Kids 8 years and younger should use child-safe scissors.
  • Wash hands thoroughly after finger painting


  1. Position a paper plate with the bottom side up. Turn it into a fish bowl by drawing a wavy line to mark the water level.
  2. Let’s learn some basics of creating color shades. Put some blue, black and white paint on your palette. Make sure you’ve got a lot of the blue paint.
  3. Transfer some of the blue paint onto one of your empty palette sections. Add a little black to it.
  4. Put several drops of water and mix. You’ve just created dark blue. If you add a little black to any color, you come up with a darker shade of that color. The more you add black, the darker the shade becomes.
  5. Now let’s make a light shade of blue. Again, transfer some of your blue paint into an empty section in your palette. Add some white paint to it.
  6. Add a bit of water and mix. This time you’ve created light blue. And of course, the more white paint you add, the lighter the shade becomes.
  7. It’s time to paint!
  8. Paint the area above the water mark with the light blue color.
  9. Paint the area below the water mark with the blue paint.
  10. Make some wavy lines with the dark blue paint. After you’re done, set the paper plate aside to dry.
  11. Draw three fish shapes. Cut out the fish shapes.
  12. Paint or draw details on the fishes. You can paint the fishes with all sorts of lines and patterns or you can color or paint them with mostly  solid colors.
  13. Glue the fishes onto the paper plate fish bowl.
  14. You can finger paint some bubbles if you like!

TRACE this picture of a Beta Fish Below:

Paint Your pet Beta Fish in colorful shades of blues, reds, greens, purples or any colors you like.

Cut it out and paste into the bowl.
Beta fish usually like to be in a bowl by themselves.
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