Storytime & Craft: Pokey Puffer Fish

Make your very own Bob the Puffer Fish from Aaron Reynolds’ Sea Monkey and Bob story!

Watch the Storytime

Catch the program on Facebook after 10:30am on April 2nd!

Make the Craft


  • Paper Plate
  • 12 Toothpicks (or more if you'd like)
  • Paint or Markers
  • Googly Eyes
  • Paper or foam for fins
  • White glue and/or tape


Step 1: Decorate the paper plate with paint or markers. Add any decorations you may have around the house, such as stickers or stamps.

Step 2:  Glue on the googly eyes.

Step 3:  Cut or break your toothpicks in half.

Step 4:  Glue or tape the toothpicks onto your pufferfish, making it as spiky as you’d like.

Step 5:  Cut out 2 fin shapes from paper or foam. -they can be as simple as a fan shape. Then tape them to the back of the plate.

Let the glue dry, and you’re all done!

Bonus Activity:

Sea Monkey and Bob talk a lot about floating and sinking! You can explore this concept with a fun game for your child. Gather an assortment of toys and small objects, and a large bowl of water. Have your child guess if an object will sink or float, and then test it out!

Check out this video for a quick example.

Read More

If you’re looking for some more fish stories, check out these great titles!

The Pout-Pout Fish

by Deborah Diesen


by Leo Lionni

The Rainbow Fish

by Marcus Pfister;
translated by J. Alison James

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