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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!

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.

This octopus name craft is perfect for parents and teachers looking for a super fun and engaging activity for kids! With easy-to-follow instructions and simple supplies, your little ones will love creating their own personalized octopus with their own name. Plus, it’s a great way to build vital childhood skills and celebrate all the wonders of the ocean!

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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.

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!

Looking for a fun-filled activity that doubles up as a learning experience for kids? This 3D Crab craft is just what you need! It allows them to dive deep into their creativity and create their delightful ocean buddy. The best part? While they’re exploring their artistic side, they’re also honing their fine motor skills, reinforcing the concept of shapes and colors, and learning about marine life.

Jellyfish Crafts

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Jellyfish may seem like mysterious creatures lurking under the sea, but with these fun and easy jellyfish activities, kids can explore and learn about them in a hands-on way!

Not only will these activities keep little ones entertained, but they’ll also help develop their fine motor skills through cutting, painting, and gluing.

From creating a colorful jellyfish sun catcher to making a handprint jellyfish, there’s no shortage of creativity and excitement with these jellyfish activities. So grab some supplies and get ready to dive into the world of jellyfish with your little ones!

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.

Dive into the world of ocean-themed crafts with this killer whale headband project! It’s a perfect activity for kids learning about ocean animals, turning simple materials into a wearable work of art.

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!

Get ready to dive into a sea of creativity! This octopus toilet paper roll craft transforms simple materials into a cool octopus. Imagine the excitement when your kids’ creation comes to life – eight legs and all! It’s an underwater adventure right inside your house.

Ready for an exciting undersea adventure with kids? This adorable paper chain octopus isn’t just a fun friend to make. It is a simple way to learn about the amazing creatures that call the ocean home! It’s all about having fun and letting their imagination run wild!

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Saturday 11th of March 2023

These will be perfect for my 9 year olds party!


Saturday 11th of March 2023

So glad to hear that!

raquel sanchez

Wednesday 14th of December 2022

Thank you I will be able to use them at home. I homeschool my son.


Wednesday 14th of December 2022

Oh, I'm so glad you can use them :) You're welcome!


Tuesday 26th of July 2022

Thank you so much for the ideas!


Tuesday 26th of July 2022

You're welcome!


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 ^.^


Friday 20th of May 2022

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

Allison Turnock

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

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