Under The Sea: How To Make Hand Print Fish Puppets

For an inexpensive thrill this afternoon, try these one-of-a-kind puppets with your child and have a pretend "under the sea" show in the living room! This craft comes from blitsy.com.

Kids will love how they can customize their pieces however they like, while you will love seeing their creativity take off.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Scrapbook Paper/Cardstock Paper
  • Rhinestones
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Glue

First, you will want to trace out your child's hands on the scrapbook paper and trim them out with scissors. Repeat for how many fish you want to create.

Next is the customization. First, cut some heart shaped lips out of some orange cardstock and glue them near the palms of your handprint cutouts. Then glue on some googly eyes, so your fish can see.

After those pieces are stuck, go ahead and add some dots of glue all around the handprint pieces & place some rhinestones on top. For older children, you can let them do all this on their own.

The nice thing about this craft is that there are no real rules when it comes to the decorating. You can easily sub the rhinestones for glitter, buttons or even pretty sequins!

To finish off our Handprint Fish Puppets, simply glue some popsicle sticks to the back of your cutouts and set them aside to let them dry completely.

Once dry, kids can get straight to using them in their puppet show and/or any other creative adventures they might have in mind!