Tie-Dye Fish

tie dyed fish - arts and craft project

What You Need:

  • Coffee filter
  • Piece of paper
  • Washable markers
  • Cup of water
  • Paintbrush or your finger
  • Scissors
  • Blue construction paper
  • Glue


  1. Take one coffee filter and set it on top of a piece of paper.
  2. Take 3 or more washable markers and color the coffee filter any way you please. (Make sure to leave some white on the coffee filter).
  3. You can use alternating colors to create a “rainbow” look.
  4. Dip your fingers or a paintbrush into a cup of water and gently sprinkle some water onto the filter.
  5. Set the coffee filter outside to dry in the sun for about 10-15 minutes.
  6. When dry, use a marker (not a pen as it may tear the filter) and trace a fish shape.
  7. Cut the fish out of the filter and then glue to blue construction paper to create an ocean scene.

Submitted by Dana