Rainbow Fish Tie Dye

Here’s a fun and easy craft that we got from  DLTK’s Grow Together website.


  • Coffee filter
  • Washable markers
  • Water (spray bottle works best)
  • Googly eye
  • Tinfoil


Take a coffee filter and  have the kids color it roughly with various colors of markers.  No matter how sloppy the coloring…it will still come out beautiful. =)

Next, wet the coffee filter using a spray bottle.  (Or you could try flicking drops of water onto the filter with your hands).

You could set it aside to dry…but we’re too impatient to do that.  A hair dryer can do the trick in about a minutes time.

My daughter decided to just make a “gold” fish.

Once dry, cut out a fish shape from the coffee filter and glue on some small strips and triangles of tinfoil. Glue on a googly eye and draw on a mouth.