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38 Fun Ocean Crafts For Kids [Free Templates]

When summer rolls around there’s nothing more fun than taking a break from the sun and making some ocean crafts for kids!

Whether your make these easy crafts at home, at daycare, or with Grandma and Grandpa, the kids are sure to have a blast.

These easy projects are great for preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary children.

Scroll through, find your favorite, and pin the rest for later!

And, don’t forget, most come with free printable templates too!

Under The Sea Crafts

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This cute paper plate crab craft is another great example of how you can turn a boring white paper plate into something fun and cheerful!

This fun handprint jellyfish craft is perfect for kids who love the ocean. It’s a great way to teach them about some of the creatures that live in the sea, and it’s also a lot of fun to make. Follow the simple steps and you’ll have a jellyfish of your own in no time.

This easy jellyfish craft for kids is one of our most popular ocean animal crafts because it’s cute, simple, and great for making with young kids!

We can’t get enough of these colorful paper plate fish! It’s perfect to make when it’s too hot outside.

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We can’t get enough of this cute little octopus paper bag puppet craft!

Kids will love wearing this cool shark headband craft! And, if the craft version is too difficult for your little one, there’s also a black and white version they can color in instead.

Combine painting and paper crafting with this easy fish craft for kids. It’s perfect for stimulating your child’s creativity.

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There are never too many handprint crafts! This octopus handprint craft is super easy and quick to make.

Ever since Finding Nemo was released, kids just love clownfish! Have them create their own with this simple clownfish craft for preschool.

If your children love to create paper plate crafts, they’ll enjoy making this jellyfish paper plate craft!

When the weather is finally warming up, then summer is on the way! It’s the perfect time to start thinking about ocean-themed crafts. This crab paper bag puppet is a fun and easy way to bring the beach to your living room.

Related: Ocean Themed Board Games For Kids

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This fish paper bag puppet craft is easy to put together and comes with a free template. It’s perfect for teaching about animals in our oceans or just having fun at home on a rainy day.

Add some imagination to your under the sea crafts when you make this mermaid handprint craft.

There’s no scary shark here! Just this cute and simple shark craft that helps kids with fine motor skills!

Who knew octopuses could be so cute?! This paper plate octopus craft is simple and fun to create.

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Let the kids play with watercolor when they make this seahorse craft. It’s great for adding to ocean themed units.

Love handprint crafts? Add this easy handprint crab craft to your list! It’s just a few simple supplies and is quick to make.

Paper plate crafts are another one of our favorites to make! This paper plate seahorse is not only fun to create, but gives you another excuse to use some glitter!

Whale Crafts For Kids

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We love whales, so we’ve created loads of fun and easy whale crafts for kids to make! Find humpback whale crafts, Killer whales, Beluga whales, and narwhals.

The Snail and the Whale– Julia Donaldson, author of the famous book The Gruffalo, brings kids another fun book about an unlikely set of friends. Snail and Whale have lots of fun together in this colorful book!

Shark Lady– This children’s book is based upon the true story of Eugenie Clark, aka, The Shark Lady. Learn about her love of sharks, her discoveries, and the inspiring message of going after what you want in life.

The Rainbow Fish -This is a classic children’s book with a wonderful message for children. In it, a fish learns to share his favorite possession, his glittery scales, with his friends!

Mermaid Crafts

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Whether you are spending a hot summer day at the pool or just dream of sandy ocean beaches, there’s something undeniably magical about mermaids. And what better way to channel your inner mermaid than with some fun and creative crafts for kids?

These easy mermaid crafts are perfect for tapping into kids’ endless imagination and creativity, and they even come with free templates to make things even easier. Whether you prefer paper bag puppets or seashell headbands, these fun crafts are sure to bring a little bit of summer magic into your home! So get ready to dive into some ocean-inspired crafting fun!

Want some more ocean themed educational activities? Try out this ocean activities bundle! This ocean play dough set is loaded with fun items for kids to explore!

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Kimberly

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

Thank you so much for the ideas!

Sam

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

You're welcome!

Sam

Thursday 19th of May 2022

I'm using a lot of your crafts for my kindergarten students in Korea! They go well as a craft to match our science classes ^.^

Sam

Friday 20th of May 2022

Oh, perfect! I'm so glad they're helpful!

Allison Turnock

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Love when people share. ?

Jiji

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Love them all

Sam

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Thanks so much!

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