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Fish Fathers Day Card Kids Can Make

An easy Fathers Day card that kids can make
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Keyword: easy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Activity Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Kate Williams


  • Black pen
  • Scissors
  • Coloured Paint
  • Reusable plate
  • Glue


  • White card
  • Coloured card
  • Googly eyes / white scrap paper


  • Start by drawing a fish shape on to some coloured card, I originally tried to do the whole shape as one freehand but it didn’t look that fish-y? Instead I found it looked much better to draw a normal fish shape and then add the fins afterwards.
    fish fathers day card
  • Cut out your fish shape ready to decorate.
  • Next colour in your fish, to make this Fathers Day card as kid friendly as I could I’ve gone for finger painting – which I also think makes it into a nice keepsake. To make your paints easier for your child to use I recommend pouring a little onto a reusable plate first.
    fathers day fishing card
  • Make some eyes for your fish. I've glued on googly eyes but if you're trying to reduce the amount of plastic you use then cut out white circles from scrap paper and draw a black dot onto them to make the eyes instead.
  • On your white card write ‘Dad, you’re fin-tastic’ (dad jokes for Fathers Day? Absolutely!) and then stick on your fish underneath.
    fathers day card fish preschool toddlers can make


I've used finger painting in this card to make it easy for toddlers and preschoolers to decorate but it’s something that you could really easily change depending what craft supplies you have and what your kids are into. You could do normal painting, drawing, collage or make some scales out of coloured paper.
You could also use blue card instead of white for the background if you would like to make it look more like the fish is in the sea. Go for a pale blue though to make sure you can still see the writing.
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