Let’s DIVE into these amazing ocean crafts for kids. There is so much life to explore in the ocean, from fish to sharks to mermaids! Your kids can pick their favorite sea creature and start crafting away. These crafts are perfect for family bonding, or an easy way to keep the kids entertained on any given day. Any craft you choose won’t break the bank!
When you’ve finished creating your marvelous creatures, check out some of the free printables at the end of the post. You can print them out and easily get things organized without having to think about it!
Here are the crafts I found!
Cute Ocean Paper Craft
Source: Messy Little Monster
A craft that comes WITH a template? Sign me up! It’s a big wide world and an even deeper ocean, and you will love making animals for your ocean and putting them on colored construction paper. I love this craft!
Easy Mermaid Tail Craft
Source: Stylish Cravings
Of all of the crafts in the sea, this one was MERMAID for me! I am obsessed with mermaids, and so are my kids! To the point where my daughters bedroom may or may not be mermaid themed and fabulous. And this mermaid craft made out of popsicle sticks and paint is almost as good as the real deal, I swear. So much customization with this one
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Dolphin Suncatcher Craft Tutorial for Kids
Source: Simple Mom Project
This summer has been HOT. and I mean hot, hot. It’s been hard to keep my kids out of the sun and from getting burned. This dolphin suncatcher craft will change your life for the better, believe me!
Paper Fish Craft For Kids
Source: The Craft Train
Taking some everyday paper and making it sofish-ticated? I think yes! This is the perfect craft to do with you little fish lover on a rainy day, or before bed. They will love creating their own craft that they can then play with after, and only few materials are needed for it. Here, fishy fishy!
Jellyfish Cupcake Liner Crafts
Source: Easy Peasy and Fun
I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly! I love the unique idea of taking a cupcake liner and using it as the head of the jelly fish, gluing on eyes, making the legs, and having your very own pet cupcake fish. This craft is easy, fun, and I love the turnout!
Paper Plate Pufferfish Craft for Kids
Source: Buggy and Buddy
Sometimes all you need is a pufferfish made out of a paper plate to suit your kids needs on a rainy Sunday, and this craft will definitely do the trick. Plus, whenever I do a paper plate craft I always give my kids the option to eat dinner on them after it’s all said and done, and they love that idea. Puffer-up, this craft is so cute you will want to kiss it!
Simple Button Fish Craft for Kids
Source: I Heart Crafty Things
Any fin is possible, if you just trout yourself! For example… creating fish out of buttons? YES, definitely possible. It doesn’t get much easier than this one and this craft is perfect for our younger little guppies as it just requires buttons and glue. Love it!
Ocean Soap Foam Sensory Bin
Source: Views From a Step Stool
I’ve done my research folks, and I am a HUGE advocate for sensory play, especially for your little guppies at home. I do, however, understand that this can be time consuming so whenever I find a quick and easy… yet amazing sensory craft I feel the need to share it. This ocean soap foam sensory bin is amazing, and SO easy to create!
Clothespin Mermaids Craft
Source: Dine Dream Discover
Can you tell I love clothespin crafts? They are just so easy to create with such little clean up required. This one features a mermaid, with the pin as the tail. Glitter it up, paint it, color it, and more to make it your own!
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Rainbow Fish Craft With Free Template
Source: The Best Ideas For Kids
Who else’s favorite kids book is “The Rainbow Fish”? I know there is NO way I am the only one. Celebrate this book and create your very own rainbow fish with glitter and glue. This one is definitely refrigerator worthy!
Colorful Watercolor Ocean Art For Kids
Source: Hello Wonderful
Wait until you “sea” this stunning watercolor seahorse craft… it will make you say sea-haw! Seriously though you guys, this seahorse is so beautiful that you could honestly buy it for art decor in a bedroom. Using cupcake liners and water colors you can have your very own bright seahorse, and it’s so easy too!
Shark Headband Craft For Kids
Source: Simple Everyday Mom
Baby shark doodoodooodoo… Anybody else love to hate baby shark as much as I do? I have given in though, and realize my kids are and will continue to be obsessed with this. So into it that they will definitely be loving this shark craft!
CD & Button Turtle Craft
Source: Fireflies and Mud Pies
“I’M A TURTLE” Okay if anyone out there has been living under a rock for the last 10 years and does not know this video please stop what you’re doing right now and go search it on youtube. After, you will be dying to make this craft with the kids!
Finding Dory Craft Paper Plate Puppets
Source: Raising Whasians
“It’s the ocean, silly. We aren’t the only two in here” – Dory So before I saw “finding Dory” I was pretty convinced they most certainly did not need to do a spin off of “Finding Nemo”. After my kids begged me long enough I saw it and it’s safe to say that movie is a banger! If you’ve seen it you will definitely appreciate this finding dory paper plate puppet craft. Plus, who doesn’t love puppets?
Starfish Ocean Craft for Kids
Source: A Little Pinch Of Perfect
Don’t just lay there like a starfish. Create this breathtakingly cute starfish ocean craft with your kids! I love all of the different colors and customizations you can use for this craft, and how easy it is to create. Paper, glue, scissors, and anything else you may want to decorate with and there you have it!
Clothespin Octopus Craft Tutorial
Source: Our Kid Things
Nothing is out of reach with this fun and easy 8 legged craft! With a little construction paper and cute clothespins for legs your little one will have their very own lifelike octopus in a matter of minutes!
DIY Ocean Slime For Kids
Source: The Simple Parent
SPLAT! This ocean slime is awesome, and I love the addition of the little rocks inside of it. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love slime? This will keep your kids occupied for hours!
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Confetti Fish Craft for Kids
Source: Dine Dream Discover
It’s a party, it’s a party, it’s a party! What do you have hanging around the house? Buttons, glitter, paints, markers, small puzzle pieces? Get ready to glue them all onto your party fish in this craft!
Salt Dough Starfish Kids Craft
Source: The Crafting Chicks
Have you heard of “salt dough”? I decided to take this starfish salt dough craft on because I needed to try it, and I absolutely LOVE the texture. Worth the try, and this is a good place to start. Plus, look at how cute this coral starfish is?
DIY Mason Jar Aquarium
Source: Hello Wonderful
Anything mason jar and I am IN. But personalized mason jar aquariums? My kids are for sure all about this one!
I hope you found all the inspiration you need to create a sea full of creatures in your house! You can always save this post for later so your kids can come back and make all their favorite sea animals. In the meantime, you can download the free printables below to help get you organized!
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