There’s not a more vibrant and beautiful sight under the sea than our Coffee Filter Watercolor Fish Craft. These swimming little fishies turned out absolutely gorgeous, and we hope you love making yours as much as we did.
We used regular watercolor paints for our watercolor fish, and they turned out so bright and lovely. Another fun way to watercolor is to use washable markers to color in the coffee filter, then spray a bit of water just to dampen and watch the colors bleed together. Either way, the fishies are going to look great!
Make a Fish Craft with Watercolor Paints
To make our Coffee Filter Watercolor Fish Craft you will need coffee filters, watercolors, small clear elastic bands, a white pen or marker, small googly eyes, and just a touch of glue for the eyes unless your googly eyes are self-adhesive.
Watercolor Fish Craft Supplies Needed
- Coffee filters
- Clear elastic bands, small
- White pen or marker
- Googly eyes, small
Coffee Filter Fish Craft Step by Step Directions
Begin by flattening a coffee filter. We like to put ours in a sheet pan to contain the paint.
And start using watercolors to paint the coffee filters in whatever pattern you’d like.
Let the coffee filters dry completely. We have a bar on a shelf that we hang ours from.
Once dry, bring the coffee filter together in the middle, with one end slightly longer than the other.
Then, use an elastic to wrap around the coffee filter.
Now, unfold and shape the coffee filter so that the shorter end resembles a fish tail and the front forms a fish body.
Draw a simple circle with a white pen or marker toward the front of the fish for a mouth.
Adhere a googly eye.
Continue with many more colorful, beautiful fish! An awesome ocean craft!
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More Summer Crafts for Kids
Need some more great ideas to beat the heat? See also our Yarn Wrapped Octopus Craft, Crayon Resist Watercolor Fish, Paper Plate Painting Pufferfish Craft, and our Bubble Wrap Starfish Craft to name just a few of the many fun summer crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!