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Printable Fish Cupcake Liner Card Craft for Kids

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This printable fish card craft is the perfect Father’s Day craft for kids to make at home. These fish pun cards are super cute and the ideal project for kindergarten and elementary age children. 

Preschool age children can also complete this craft with some assistance. This craft card is easy to make, inexpensive and makes a wonderful homemade gift.

Not looking for Father’s Day ideas? This craft can also be used for Mother’s Day and Grandparent’s Day. 

We’ve also included a printable insert for Parent’s Day for those who are gender non-binary or for whom Mother’s or Father’s Day is not as applicable. We hope you find this useful to help celebrate all parents. You may also like our Super Parent printable booklet.

Looking for more projects like this? Don’t miss our tissue paper mod podge picture frames or dad rocks keepsake box craft!

White text outlined in black on a blue background says Cupcake Liner Fish Card Craft for Kids. Bottom half shows overhead view of three completed printable cards with fish puns and decorated with cupcake liner fish.

Fish Puns Printable Cards and Cupcake Liner Craft 

These printable fish themed cards feature cute puns on the front. There are three cards included:

  • You are O-fish-ally the best
  • You are FIN-TASTIC
  • I’m Hooked On You

While this is intended to be a card, the paper baking cup fish craft instructions can be used to make fish on construction paper as well as a variety of other fun ocean projects or summer-themed crafts. 

This cupcake liner craft card uses just a few common craft and baking supplies and only takes about 20 minutes to complete (plus additional drying time).

Do this craft at home, as a family, or at school. It’s a quick and easy craft to include in an art center for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Grandparent’s Day. 

Two completed printable cards that say You Are Fin-Tastic. Words are colored in. Left card has a purple fish made from paper baking cups. Card on the right has a blue, purple, and yellow cupcake liner fish.

Making these homemade craft cards is a fun fine motor activity for preschool and kindergarten children that provides coloring, cutting and gluing practice. 

Older children will also enjoy this craft that they can complete independently. 

It’s also the perfect craft project if you want the kids to craft with minimal mess.

If you don’t have cupcake liners on hand, you can still use the printable card for other projects. For example, kids can paint or color the front of the card with their own drawings of fish.

Additionally, if you do not have colored paper baking cups you can color in white ones with crayons or markers.

Supplies for fish card craft laying on table includes printable card, color pencils, scissors, glue stick, googly eyes, cupcake liners, and inside holiday phrases.

Cupcake Liner Fish Craft Card Supplies:

How to Make a Cupcake Liner Fish Craft Card:

First you will need to download and print out our printable fish pun cards. (It is file #148 in our free printable resource library.) 

Please note: There are three versions of the printable card with different fish pun sayings. These directions are relevant to all of the templates in the file above. 

I recommend using cardstock paper for this project. The heavier weight paper holds up better to gluing and stands better if you wish to display your card.

Next you will need to color in the text on the front of the card.

Overhead view of printable card that says You Are Fin-Tastic with colored pencils laying next to it. White girl's hand holding a color pencil and coloring in the words on the card.

Once that is colored, fold the card in half. Next, it’s time to begin making the fish!

Starting with the fish tail, flatten a baking cup and fold it in half one time. Cut the baking cup in half and then cut on the folded line. 

Close view of white child's hands holding and cutting folded purple cupcake liner with scissors.

With your liquid glue or glue stick, attach your tail to either the far left or right side of the card, depending on the direction you want your fish to face.

Purple cupcake liner fish tail glued to fish pun card.

Next, glue on a flattened whole baking cup, offsetting it to one side to show off the tail.

If making a fish on a line, cut a small triangle in the cupcake liner for the mouth before gluing it to the card.

Flattened blue cupcake liner glued onto card for fish body.

To make a fin, flatten a baking cup and fold it in half twice. Cut it in half and then also cut it on your folded lines. I recommend cutting the center of the baking cup off for this so only the wavy texture remains. 

White child's hand placing piece of yellow cupcake liner to make fin on the fish body.

Lastly, you will need to either peel and stick or glue on a wiggle eye. 

While your fish is drying, cut out your choice of ‘Happy Mother’s Day’, ‘Happy Father’s Day’, ‘Happy Grandparent’s Day’ or ‘Happy Parent’s Day’.

Happy Parent's Day positioned inside printable card. Other phrases have been cut out and lay next to the card. They say Happy Father's Day, Happy Mother's Day, and Happy Grandparent's Day.

Once your fish is dry, you can add a mouth or smile to your fish with a fine-tip marker. 

If making a fish on a line, add a marker line from the top of your card to your fish’s open mouth.

Two finished fish card crafts laying next to each other. Left card says I'm Hooked On You with a yellow cupcake liner fish with open mouth cut out and aimed at top of card. A black marker line drawn from top of card into the open fish mouth. Right card says You Are Fin-Tastic with a multicolored cupcake liner fish in the center.

Next, attach your selected phrase to the inside of the card using liquid glue or a glue stick.

Set aside to dry completely.

Now you have a wonderful homemade card!

Overhead view of three completed fish pun card crafts. Three different printable cards with cupcake liner fish crafts on them. Left card says I'm Hooked On You with a yellow cupcake liner fish. Middle card says You Are Fin-Tastic with a blue, purple, and yellow cupcake liner fish. Right card says You Are O-fish-ally the best with a red cupcake liner fish.

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Printable Fish Cupcake Liner Card Craft

Printable Fish Cupcake Liner Card Craft

Yield: 1-3 cards
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5 or less

Make cute cupcake liner fish for these printable fish pun cards. They are perfect for Father's Day or to give to someone special in your life.

Materials

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions

  1. First you will need to download and print out our printable fish pun cards. (It is file #148 in our free printable resource library.) 
  2. Next you will need to color in the text on the front of the card.
  3. Once that is colored, fold the card in half.
  4. Next, it’s time to begin making the fish!
  5. Starting with the fish tail, flatten a baking cup and fold it in half one time. Cut the baking cup in half and then cut on the folded line. 
  6. With your liquid glue or glue stick, attach your tail to either the far left or right side of the card, depending on the direction you want your fish to face.
  7. Next, glue on a flattened whole baking cup, offsetting it to one side to show off the tail.
  8. If making a fish on a line, cut a small triangle in the cupcake liner for the mouth before gluing it to the card.
  9. To make a fin, flatten a baking cup and fold it in half twice. Cut it in half and then also cut it on your folded lines. I recommend cutting the center of the baking cup off for this so only the wavy texture remains. 
  10. Lastly, you will need to either peel and stick or glue on a wiggle eye. 
  11. While your fish is drying, cut out your choice of ‘Happy Mother’s Day’, ‘Happy Father’s Day’, ‘Happy Grandparent’s Day’ or ‘Happy Parent’s Day’.
  12. Once your fish is dry, you can add a mouth or smile to your fish with a fine-tip marker. 
  13. If making a fish on a line, add a marker line from the top of your card to your fish’s open mouth.
  14. Next, attach your selected phrase to the inside of the card using liquid glue or a glue stick.
  15. Set aside to dry completely.

Notes

There are three versions of the printable card with different fish pun sayings. These directions are relevant to all of the templates in the file. 

I recommend using cardstock for this project. The heavier weight paper holds up better to gluing and stands better if you wish to display your card.

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