Here is a paper heart fish craft to get kids of all ages to explore their creative side and make something unique and special.
With a free printable template, this craft is the perfect way to get your kids’ imagination flowing while giving them an educational and enjoyable Valentine’s Day project, all in one!
Perfect for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and school-age kids, this craft can help teach your children about colors, shapes, and ocean animals. All you need is some paper, scissors, glue, our heart fish craft template, and optionally some paint or markers.
If you are looking for more Valentine’s Day craft projects, you may want to check out our paper-weaving heart butterfly craft and heart jellyfish craft. We also have more fish crafts like our paper plate rainbow fish and egg carton shark.
Supplies you need to make a paper heart fish craft
- White A4 cardstock/ construction paper
- Heart fish craft template (You can download it by signing up for our newsletters below)
- Watercolor/crayons/markers (optional)
Steps to make a heart fish craft
This heart-shaped fish craft is so easy to make and takes only a few simple steps.
Download and print the paper heart fish template on a white A4 cardstock or construction paper. (If you are going to paint your fish using watercolor, it may be better to use cardstock instead of construction paper).
You can get access to our printable library by signing up for our newsletters below.
After you sign up, you will get an email to confirm your subscription and once you confirm, you will get another email with a link and password to access our printable library. Open the printable library and you will be able to find our heart fish template under the section “Valentine’s Day”.
Let the kids paint the heart shapes in their favorite colors. We used watercolor to paint the hearts. You may also use crayons or markers. Kids can really get creative in this step by trying out a combination of different colors.
You can also cut out the parts and trace them on colored paper if you don’t want to paint and avoid any mess.
Cut out the heart shapes. Stick the small heart shape in front of the big heart shape to make the fish’s body and tail. Then stick one small heart shape on either side for the fins, one at the front for the lip, and a few more for the scales.
Finally, choose an eye for the fish and stick it at the front.
Our beautiful paper heart fish craft is ready!
We made one more heart-shaped fish craft using colored paper. Aren’t they gorgeous?!