Embracing a Healthy Family: Kids DIY: Cute Fish Father's Day Card

Kids DIY: Cute Fish Father's Day Card

This is an adorable card from Kaboose and doesn't look too hard to make:

If your father loves going fishing, he'll think this charming card is quite a catch. Dad will imagine the sound of rippling of water, a beautiful breeze passing by, and the pull of the "big one" at the end of his line when he gets a gander at this 3-D fishing-themed Father's Day card.
Be sure to check out our main Father's Day index for even more great ideas including Father's Day craftscoloring pages, and tasty recipes just for Dad!

  • 2 colors of cardstock (grey and light green)
  • Design paper (blue)
  • 1 craft brad
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Feathers
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife with blade
  • Beads (colored)
  • Wire (thin)
  • Pattern 1
  • Pattern 2

How to make it:

Step 1:
  1. Cut out fish pattern (Pattern 1) and then trace onto grey colored cardstock.
  2. Have an adult cut out all dark solid areas marked on the pattern or use a marker to draw in the details of the dark areas on the cardstock. If you decide to draw the details on, draw the head details on the "wrong" side of the paper.
  3. Cut out 6½” x 10” shape on green colored cardstock and fold in half.
  4. Cut out 6½” W x 3½” L wave pattern (Pattern 2) from blue paper.
  5. Cut out ½” W x 10” L strips of design paper.
  6. Curl strips with pencil.
Step 2:
  1. Glue wave shape to bottom front of card.
  2. Glue fish to left side on front of card.
  3. Twist fish tail so the "wrong" side is showing and glue to card.
  4. Pierce a small hole for the eye and place a brad in the hole.
Step 3:
  1. Glue curled tips of design paper to bottom of card.
  2. Have an adult cut a long piece of wire fold 1½” from top to make a hook (fishing line)
  3. Glue two (2) beads and one (1) feather at folded end (make a hook)
  4. Glue wire with hook on front of card 


  • If brads are not available, use a marker and draw a circle for fish eye.

Claudine Casault is a craft developer living in Ontario, Canada.

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