Start by painting your paper plate with paint. You can use just one colour or paint the body a variety of colours. Use cotton swabs to dot paint details on your painted plates.
Use scissors to cut slits all around the edge of your paper plate. We cut our slits from the edge of the plate to the inner circle ridge.
Use your scissors to cut off every other resulting tab along the edge of the plate so you have spaces between each spine. Now trim each spine a bit shorter.
Cut out two fins from your construction paper and glue them to your puffer fish. Cut out two eyes and glue them onto your puffer fish face.
Finally, draw a mouth for your fish and your puffer fish is ready!