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Paper Plate Seahorse Craft [Free Template]

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Preschool and kindergarten students will have a blast making this paper plate seahorse craft. They’re great for summertime or for ocean unit studies.

Summertime is the best time for easy kids crafts.

When you’re not on vacation or lounging by the pool, filling your kids free time with ocean themed crafts is the next best thing to being there in real life.

Most kids love the ocean and learning all about the animals that live there, but for us, there’s one little creature that’s extra special:

The seahorse. 

Seahorses are so unique, unusual, and fun that we created a fun little craft and activity to go with a favorite book of ours, Over In The Ocean.

If you haven’t read this book, stop what you’re doing and borrow or purchase it!

This book is one of the most beautifully illustrated books ever made and it has a fun rhyming story kids love to go with it.

Read on below and watch the video to see how we made this craft with an easy to use seahorse template.

Also be sure to check out all of our ocean crafts for kids here.

Easy Seahorse Craft For Kids

Seahorse Craft For Kids | Preschool and kindergarten children will love this creative and easy paper plate seahorse craft. This DIY project is great for ocean theme studies and comes with a free printable template! #kidsandparenting #kidscrafts #kidsactivities #preschooler

We love paper plate crafts at our house because they’re cheap and easy to make.


  • Seahorse template (use form at end of post)
  • Paper Plates
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Glitter
  • Googly Eyes
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush

Seahorse Preschool Craft Directions:

Print and cut out the seahorse template.

Trace the template onto the paper plate.

Cut the seahorse shape from the paper plate.

Easy Seahorse Craft For Kids | Preschool and kindergarten aged kids will love making these paper plate sea horses for an ocean unit theme. #craftsforkids #kidscrafts #activitiesforkids #kindergarten

Paint the seahorse with bright colors of paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.

Add glue to the seahorse. Decorate with glitter.

Allow the glue to dry completely and then shake off the excess glitter.

Glue a googly eye onto the seahorse.

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

Your craft is finished.

This paper seahorse craft will have your kids excited to learn more about ocean animals and the ocean ecosystem!

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