Do you have a creative side? Are you sick of making the same old things? If so, this project is for you. In this tutorial, we will show you how to make a fish with bottle caps. This project is not only fun, but it can also be used as a learning tool. By following these simple steps, you can learn about basic biology, engineering and more. So go ahead and give it a try; we guarantee you won’t regret it.

What you’ll need?

What you’ll need:

  • Bottle caps
  • Fish food
  • Plastic container with lid (optional)
  1. Choose a fish that you would like to make a fish with bottle caps from. A variety of fish options are available, so feel free to choose one that you enjoy. Some common species of fish that can be made into bottle cap fish include catfish, trout, and bass.
  2. Collect a few bottle caps from around your home or office. Try to collect a variety of colors and styles so that your fish will look more interesting and colorful.
  3. Add enough food to the plastic container to fill it halfway up with water. Make sure the food is covered in water so it will soak up some of the flavor.
  4. Place the fish in the plastic container and cover it with the lid if using one. Turn on the light source above the plastic container and leave it alone for several hours or overnight, depending on the size and type of fish you’re making your bottle cap fish with.
  5. After several hours or overnight, take note of how much food has been consumed by your fish and remove any remaining food before turning off the light source and leaving your creation to sleep for another few hours or overnight until fully awake again…and done! You now have yourself a beautiful and colorful bottle capfish!

How to make the fish?

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make a fish, you can use bottle caps as bait. Simply gather a bowl or container of water, add enough bottle caps to cover the bottom of the container, and place the fish bait on top. Leave the lid off of the container, so that the water can circulate and keep the bait fresh. If you’re fishing in open water, be sure to use a rod and reel with a good quality line. If you’re fishing in smaller ponds or streams, using just your hands may be enough to catch your dinner!

Tips for making the fish

Making a fish with bottle caps is a fun and easy project for kids. Just follow these simple tips.

  1. Choose your fish supplies. You’ll need some bottle caps, a ruler or other straight edge, and fishing line or string.
  2. Cut the bottle caps into small pieces. The smaller the better so that the fish will look realistic when finished.
  3. Make a loop with the fishing line or string and place one cap in the middle. Hold the end of the line close to the cap and twist it around to form a knot. Make sure the hole in the cap is facing outwards.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 until you have enough fish pieces to make your desired size fish. You can also make different shaped fish by using different sized caps.
  5. Hang your fish from a hook or peg somewhere where they will be visible, like on a door knob or window sill. Let children’s imaginations run wild with ideas for how to use their new fishy friends!

What materials do I need?


  • Bottle caps
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or a straight edge
  • Needle and Thread
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

What to do with the fish

If you’re looking for a fun summer activity, consider making a fish with bottle caps. It’s easy to do and can be done in just a few minutes. You will need:

  • Bottle caps
  • A bowl of water
  • A fishing net or some other tool to catch the fish

    To make your fish, start by dumping the bottle caps into the bowl of water. Get as many of them as you can fit into the bowl, but don’t overfill it.

    Now use the fishing net or tool to catch the fish. Once you’ve caught one or more, place them back into the bowl of water and watch them swim around.

Materials needed

In order to make a fish with bottle caps, you will need:

  • Bottle caps
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Paint or other craft material of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue or other adhesive
  • Fish aquarium water (or tap water if using bottled water)



  1. Start by collecting a few bottle caps. You can find them in any recycling bin.
  2. Once you have collected a few bottle caps, line them up on a flat surface.
  3.  Take the middle bottle cap and place it on the leftmost bottle cap. Then do the same thing with the rightmost bottle cap.
  4.  Now take the top and bottom bottle caps and place them over the middle bottle cap so that they are touching each other.
  5. Make sure that the edges of the top and bottom bottle caps are lined up so that they make an X shape over the middle bottle cap.
  6. Next, use a sharp knife to make small cuts into the top and bottom Bottle Caps so that they open up like a book cover. Do not cut through the middle Bottle Cap yet!
  7. Now carefully remove the middle Bottle Cap by pushing down on one edge of it and pulling it away from the other edge of Bottle Caps above and below it.
  8. You now have a fish shaped decoration out of your used bottle caps!


Making a fish with bottle caps is a fun and simple project that can be done in just a few minutes. All you need are some bottle caps and a bowl of water. Simply place the caps into the bowl of water and watch them transform into fish! The process is fairly simple, but it is important to pay close attention so that the fish remain stable in the water. Once you have created your fish, it is time to get creative. You could try adding different colors and shapes to make your creation truly unique.