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EASY One Fish Two Fish Craft with FREE Template!

Make an easy and cute one fish two fish craft with this free printable template, popsicle sticks, and craft paper!

“One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” is a line from the famous Dr. Seuss that everyone knows. I’m not sure any childhood is complete without reading the beloved Dr. Seuss books and one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books was definitely One Fish Two Fish.

And with Dr. Seuss’ birthday coming up on March 2nd (along with National Read Across America Day), I wanted to share this cute One Fish Two Fish craft that you can make at home with your kids or at school with students.

If you want even more Dr. Seuss themed learning fun and activities, make sure to check out and get inspired by our list of over 30 Dr. Seuss crafts, Thing 1 and Thing 2 craft, and printable Dr. Seuss worksheets.

At the bottom of the post, you’ll find the One Fish Two Fish activities PDF to download and print at home to make your own fish craft.

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My instructions will end with putting the paper fish on a popsicle stick to use as a puppet, but you can really make any Seuss craft with these 3D paper fish.

You can draw a fish bowl on a paper plate and have the kids glue them on that or use the fish pattern as cupcake toppers or straw toppers or just as basic decorations for baby showers, birthday parties (think Dr. Seuss party), or even bingo nights!

Another fun way to make the fish more animated is by adding googly eyes instead of the black marker! Or instead of wooden sticks use pipe cleaners to make this easy craft. Or even use craft foam as the fish bodies and pom poms as tails!

I have also included a fish SVG file of the fish shapes for my fellow Cricut crafters. Once you’ve cut the sections out of colored cardstock or construction paper, follow the directions below for putting this fun craft together.

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One Fish Two Fish Craft and Activity!

Yield: As many fish as you want!
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Cute handmade One Fish Two Fish craft to make on Dr. Seuss Day, for a Seuss themed birthday party or baby shower, or for any time when reading the One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish book!


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  1. Gather your materials including the paper in different colors for multiple fish two fish craft supplies
  2. Print out the fish template at the bottom of the post on white copy paper to use as a template to trace. There are templates for three different fish on the printed sheet. (Or if your printer allows, print the PDF out on colored paper, to skip the tracing set).
  3. Cut the template pieces out. one fish template free
  4. Lay all three pieces of each fish on a red, blue, green, or yellow piece of paper. Trace around the templates with a pencil. tracing fish template
  5. Cut out each piece (body base, tail fin, and side fin). cutting fish tail
  6. Glue the side fin on the top side of the body base cutout. dr seuss fish craft
  7. Now we need to accordion fold the tail. Start by folding the long tail-fin cutout in half length-wise. folding blue fish fin
  8. Create small and even accordion folds by folding the long edge in about 1 cm and then flip the whole thing over and fold again. Keep repeating until all of it is folded.3d fish tutorial
  9. Fold the accordion folded tail-fin in the middle.accordian fish tail diy
  10. Apply glue on the middle part of the folded fin so that the middle parts are slightly fish seuss template
  11. Now glue the tail fin on the backside of the fish fish blue fish craft
  12. Use a Sharpie to draw the mouth and eye on each fish. Glue the fish onto a popsicle stick if seuss fish popsicle stick
  13. Repeat the same steps to make more colorful fish from the 1 Fish 2 Fish fish two fish activity I hope the kids have so much fun making and playing with this Dr. Seuss craft!


Find the One Fish Two Fish printable template at the bottom of the post.

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One Fish Two Fish PDF

As with all my free printables, these are for personal use only! Please no selling or redistributing of PDF files or digital downloads. Thank you!

Simply download and print the printable template on white copy paper to use as a tracing template (just like with our Horton Hears a Who template) or on colored paper or cardstock (if your printer allows) to save a step!

Or if you only have white paper, have the child practice their coloring and color in the shapes with markers and then cut them out.

Again, if you own a Cricut cutting machine, you can download the fish pieces SVG file below. Again this is for personal use only! I also have a free hot air balloon SVG if you want to make even more Dr. Seuss-inspired crafts!

Sometimes the file will look blurry when you first open it, but once you download it, the SVG will open up clearly.

If it doesn’t automatically download, you might need to right-click on it and Save As. If you need additional help, make sure to check out my post on how to download and upload files to CDS.

Or check out my Cricut Design Space 101 series for even more tutorials.


For more paper crafts, make sure to check out our cute leprechaun craft with template and Christmas tree paper craft.

If you’d like to save this One Fish Two Fish activity for later, simply hover over the top of the image below and PIN It now!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish!


Saturday 12th of February 2022

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