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18 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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paper plate crab craft

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!

blue and purple jellyfish craft

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!

2 paper plate fish crafts

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

paper bag octopus craft

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.

watercolor fish painting for kids

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

2 handprint octopus crafts

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

clownfish paper craft for kids

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

hand holding blue paper plate jellyfish

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

Related: Ocean Themed Board Games For Kids

2 fish paper bag puppet crafts

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.

2 handprint mermaid crafts

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!

2 paper plate octopus crafts

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

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.

2 mermaid paper crafts

This mermaid paper craft is another fun option! It’s quick to make and only uses a few supplies.

Cute Seahorse Craft For Kids | Kids in elementary will love this easy DIY seahorse craft that perfectly complements a sea theme unit study. #preschool #kindergarten #elementary #earlyeducation #craftsforkids

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.

More Ocean Ideas For Kids

We love borrowing books from the library or buying some to add to our home collection. Reading is a great way to introduce a new unit and as you know, has tremendous benefits! Below are some of the top rated ocean books for kids!

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!

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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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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