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Fish Handprint Father's Day Craft

Handprints are precious reminders of how small our kids are — and how fast they grow! Capture a kid handprint (and compare it to Dad’s) in this cute Father’s Day craft: fish handprints reminiscent of Clownfish (just like in Finding Nemo.)

Father's Day Craft: Dad & Kid Handprint Fish

To create a cute underwater scene, collage brightly colored paper and craft foam sheets together, and add embellishments such as glitter glue, pom-poms, googly eyes, and other goodies.

What You Need to Make a Fish Handprint Collage:

  • Blue construction paper in different shades
  • Orange craft foam sheets (or construction paper)
  • White paper
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Glitter glue and other embellishments
  • Dad’s hand and kid’s hand to trace

Father's Day collage: clownfish dad and kid handprints

1. Create the underwater background by cutting wave shapes lengthwise across two different shades of blue paper.

Nemo underwater background

2. Glue wave shapes onto a full piece of blue paper.

3. Trace dad’s hand on a piece of orange foam and a piece of white paper. Do the same for child’s hand.

Nemo handprint card

4. On the white handprints draw three thick white stripes with thick black outlines. Draw a round white eye with a black pupil, and a black line for a smile.

Making Nemo Handprints for Father's Day cards

5. Cut white stripes, eye, and mouth from white handprints. Once these pieces are cut out, discard the rest of the white handprints.

6. Glue stripes, eye, and mouth onto orange handprints.

7. Cut orange handprints out, and glue onto blue underwater background. Draw squiggly black lines on the fingertips.

Father's Day Finding Nemo Handprint Craft

8. Embellish with glitter glue, pom poms, etc. Write “Happy Father’s Day” and child’s name.

Heather Mann is the mother of four boys, and is constantly on the lookout for fun games, activities, and recipes to keep her busy boys, well, busy. She designs and shares clever crafts with a frugal twist at her site Dollar Store Crafts and ideas for being the best mom ever (on a budget) at Dollar Store Mom.