Making Soap-Powered Paper Fish: An Easy and Fun Craft for Kids

Making soap-powered paper fish is a fun and easy craft activity that kids of all ages can enjoy. These cute and quirky fish will swim and glide through the water, all thanks to the power of soap. With just a few simple materials, you can bring this fun and educational activity into your home. Here's how to make your own soap-powered paper fish.


  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Soap
  • Water


  1. Cut a piece of coloured paper into a rectangular shape, about 8 inches by 4 inches.
  2. Fold the paper in half lengthwise, so that the two shorter edges meet.
  3. Cut a fish shape out of the folded paper, leaving about 1 inch of paper at the top to form the head of the fish.
  4. Unfold the paper to reveal your fish shape.
  5. Use the ruler and pencil to draw a line down the centre of the fish, dividing it into two equal parts.
  6. Cut small slits into the centre of the fish, about 1/2 inch apart, stopping about 1/2 inch from the head and tail of the fish.
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 to make as much soap-powered paper fish as you like.
  8. Dip each fish into the soap and water mixture, making sure it is fully coated.
  9. Place the fish in the water and watch it swim and glide through the water, powered by the soap.

This fun and educational activity teach kids about the properties of soap and how it can be used to create movement. It's also a great opportunity for kids to practice their cutting and folding skills and unleash their creativity with different colours and patterns for their fish. So next time you're looking for a fun and educational activity to do with the kids, try making soap-powered paper fish.

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