DIY Father’s Day Fish Card with Printable Template

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Father’s Day will be here before we know it! While it can be difficult to know what type of gifts to get for Dad for Father’s Day, one thing he is sure to love is a card made by hand. This DIY Father’s Day Fish Card is perfect for a fisherman OR a pet fish lover. Either way, it will let Dad know that he is o-FISH-ally awesome!

This card is fun to make with colorful Craft Foam Sheets. We have a printable FISH template that makes it easy to cut out the shapes you’ll need to make your card. The crowning touch is the Google Eye, which gives your little fish a lot of personality!

Watch Them Wiggle Eyes, BlackWatch Them Wiggle Eyes, BlackWhite Card Stock Heavyweight 8.5 x 11 - 100lb Cover (270gsm) - 50 Sheets Per PackWhite Card Stock Darice 106-118 40-Pack Foam Sheets, 6 by 9-Inch, AssortedDarice Foam Sheets, 6 by 9-InchElmer's Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz, 2 Bottles (E304)Elmer’s Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz, 2 Bottles (E304)


DIY Father’s Day Fish Card


Black, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Puple, Dark Green & Light Green Craft Foam Sheets
School Glue
White Poster Board or Cardstock
Pencil & Black Marker
Google Eyes


  1. Begin by downloading and printing the FISH template.
  2. Cut your template out into sections. Refer to photo.
  3. Trace the body of your fish onto purple craft foam. Cut the head portion out of the fish template and trace this piece onto yellow craft foam and cut out.
  4. Trace and cut out the fins from orange craft foam. Set pieces to the side.
  5. Trace and cut out the seaweed from the dark green craft foam. Cut a smaller version out of the light green craft foam. Glue the pieces together.
  6. Glue the seaweed onto your white poster board or cardstock.
  7. Glue the body of the fish in the middle of the card, overlapping the seaweed. Glue the yellow head onto the body of the fish and then glue the orange fins onto your fish.
  8. Glue a google eye onto the fish’s head.
  9. Cut a small smile from black craft foam and glue in place. Cut a rosy cheek from pink craft foam and glue above the smile. You could also use markers or construction paper for this step.
  10. Draw bubbles above the fish with black marker.
  11. Add your message with a marker or print your words and glue onto your card.

If you’re also looking or some fun gifts dad might like for Father’s Day, be sure to check out our gift guides! We have great ideas for everyone from Star Wars Lovers to Cooks to Coffee Lovers – you name it!

This DIY Father's Day Card Craft is fun and easy to make using colorful foam craft sheets and our printable template.

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  1. shelly peterson says:

    What a really cute card for Father’s Day. this would be fun to make.

  2. That’s a very fun card for kids to make for Dad. Thanks.

  3. Cynthia C says:

    Love it! Very cute and would be fun to make.

  4. Julie Wood says:

    This homemade card is so adorable and I like what it says. I would love to make this card with the kids and give to Dad!

  5. That’s super adorable! And you make it look so much easier than I would have thought!!

  6. That’s so cute! With summer on the horizon, I would love to make the fish card with my kiddos and pair it with some water toys.

  7. That is so super cute! I think crafty cards like this are always the best gift. They’re instant keepsakes.

  8. What a super sweet idea! Nothing beats a homemade card and this is one my kids would enjoy making.

  9. OMGoodness, so adorable! My dad use to love receiving anything pertaining to fish, so this card would have been right up his alley! I sure do miss him!!

  10. Hannah C says:

    This is very cute! I love it!

  11. Darcy Koch says:

    Very creative. I like receiving homemade cards from both kids and adults. This is simple enough for a child to make and be proud of.


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