A Fun Cute Pipe Cleaner & Pompom Goldfish Craft For Kids

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Who would have thought that a pipe cleaner and pompom goldfish craft could be so much fun? This easy and cute activity is perfect for kids of all ages, and it’s a great way to explore your creativity. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than buying real fish!

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Pompom Goldfish Craft

The full list of materials, tools, and instructions is found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.

I’ve got another pipe cleaner and pompom craft for you to add to your menagerie!

Follow the simple tutorial to make a super cute pompom goldfish with googly eyes and pipe cleaner fins, tail, and mouth.

Once you know how to make the sweet little fish, you can make them in all types of colors and have a whole aquarium full of them!

Pompom Goldfish Craft Supplies - pompom, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, scissors, glue.
Pompom Goldfish Craft Supplies

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

The complete list of supplies, which may include basic crafting items that you already have can be found in the tutorial card at the end of this post. For your convenience, I’ve linked any notable materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below.

Cheap Craft Supplies

A great thing about this craft idea is that it’s very budget-friendly using supplies you may already have or can be purchased cheaply in stores:

If you’re in the USA, check out your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree; and if you’re in the UK, the PoundshopThe RangeWilko, and Baker Ross are great places to shop for cheap and inexpensive craft supplies. The rest of the world reading this – I don’t know every cheap store – sorry! But hunt the ones out in your location for crafting bargains!

Pompom Goldfish Craft for Kids

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How to Make a Pompom Goldfish

Facts About Goldfish

  • Goldfish are freshwater fish.
  • A group of goldfish is called a troubling.
  • Goldfish live and sleep with their eyes open.
  • Goldfish make popular pets.
  • Goldfish grow to the size of its tank
  • Goldfish lay 1,000 eggs at a time.
  • Goldfish can live without food for up to 3 weeks.
  • Goldfish are so smart that you can actually train them to do tricks.
  • Goldfish have the ability to recognize faces, shapes, colors, and sounds.
  • There are over 300 varieties of goldfish.
  • The largest goldfish was 18.7 inches long.
  • Goldfish can live to be 40 years old.
  • The skin underneath their scales is what makes them have color, their scales are actually clear.

How Do I Make A Pompom Goldfish?

Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

How To Make A Pipe Cleaner and Pompom Goldfish

Pipe Cleaner & Pompom Goldfish

Michelle Ordever
This cute pompom goldfish craft is a fun activity for kids!
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Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • [Tacky Glue]
  • Scissors


  • Cut and bend the orange pipe cleaner to create the goldfish mouth, tail, and fins. The length you use to bend into shape will depend on the size of your pom-poms. Pipe cleaners can easily change shape as required!

    Pipe Cleaner Tail & Fins
  • Glue the round pipe cleaner mouth to the front of the large orange pompom, and glue the eyes just above and to each side of the mouth.

    Adding Mouth And Eyes to Fish
  • Glue the fins to each side of the pompom

    Attach Fins to Pompom
  • Glue the tail in place at the back of the pompom and leave to dry completely.

    Adding the Tail
  • How To Make A Pipe Cleaner and Pompom Goldfish
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