Paper Plate Fishbowls

I set out to teach the kids to make fishbowls with goldfish, but Mason got super creative and made a sea turtle eating a jellyfish! I’d love to see how creative you can get as well!


  • Watercolor paints or just a blue marker will work!
  • Paper plate
  • White glue
  • Paper, we used gold to make our goldfish, and Mason used white to draw his turtle
  • Black sharpie or other drawing utensil
  • Scissors
  • Small rocks


  • Use watercolor paint to paint your paper plate blue.
  • Draw your fish (or turtle, or shark, or whatever you want!) and cut it out.
  • Glue your fish in the middle of the paper plate.
  • Spread glue along the bottom of your plate to glue on your small rocks.
  • If you do complete the craft, I’d love to see it! You can email me a picture at!

Recommended Reading:

You can learn more about fish by checking out one of these books available through our ecommunity!

  • Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey, available on Hoopla
  • Fish by Angela Roystone, available on Hoopla

Extension Activity:

My kids love playing with their magnetic fishing set. We purchased ours, but you can make one too!