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70 Creative sea animal crafts for kids (Ocean creatures)

Teaching and learning with kids and their creativity is so rewarding. Make these creative sea animal crafts and activities with kids. Great ideas for imaginative preschoolers and children who love to make ocean creatures like fishes, octopus, sharks, water plants, crabs, lobsters, star fish, whale, turtles, coral reef and so much more.

 

Since the ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. here are some fun loving activities for your kids to help them learn, make, and inspire in the best way with games and DIY craft ideas related to sea animals. Activities in this collection are applicable to all age groups from toddlers – kindergartners to 5th graders.

 

CREATIVE SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS

 

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SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – HABITAT

 

DIORAMA FOR SEA ANIMAL BARRIER REEF

Teach your kids how to make this fun card here. Let their imagination go wild in choosing animals and their positions. The idea is to use puffy paint to color the sea creatures and use digital stamps for the base.

 

diorama pop up card

 

CORAL REEF OCEAN CREATURES

Kids love to explore underwater life at aquariums and museums, what they would love more than that is if they had their own aquarium to play with all day. Even if they are not yet ready to pet a living sea creature but they are definitely ready to make their very own aquarium, tutorial here.

The old school shoe box activity never gets old, and they even have printable for you to choose from.

 

diorama habitat of sea creatures

 

MINI MASON JAR AQUARIUM

Main equipment for this project include Mason Jar and lots of sea creature figurines, tutorial here.

 

Mini Mason  Jar Aquarium

 

CARDBOARD CORAL REEF

found here.

 

cardboard kids coral reef

 

SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – RECYCLE

 

SEA CREATURES OUT OF EGG CARTONS

This tutorial uses very basic craft materials like pipe cleaners, beads and obviously egg cartons to create master pieces, here.

 

Sea Creatures out of Egg Carton Cups

 

SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – PROJECTS

 

SEA CREATURES MOBILE

Sew a fabric or felt mobile with the given template here.

 

sea creatures mobile

 

SEA CREATURE CRAYONS

Upcycle old and broken crayons into interesting water animal shapes using molds filled with crayons and melt them in the oven to reshape, tutorial here.

 

sea-creature-crayons

 

SEA CREATURES HANGING

Make this fun decorative hanging with beads, felt and yarn, here. Also great for teaching fine motor skills and sequencing.

 

sea creatures door mobile

 

DIY SEA CREATURE KIDS SOAP

Homemade soaps with ocean animal squeaky toy, made using tutorial here. Also make great party favors.

 

DIY Sea Creature Kids Soaps

 

SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – TURTLES

 

BOTTOMS UP SEA TURTLE

These are the cutest non living turtle I’ve ever encountered and the best part is they are way too easy to make. Make cutout turtle bodies with formic sheets also called foam and recycle plastic bottle bottoms for the turtle shell, finished with buttons and thread, here.

 

bottoms up sea turtle

 

CLAY TURTLE TIC TAC TOE

A fun activity and game for 2 or 3 year old kids to make with clay, here.

 

clay turtle tic tac toe

 

CLIMBING CRITTER TURTLE

Make and move the turtle activity here.

 

climbing critters turtle

 

WALNUT TURTLES

Walnut shells, googly eyes and paper turtle bodies to make this cute craft here.

 

walnut turtles

 

HOW TO MAKE A FELT SEA TURTLE

Felt cutouts glued together to make sea turtle/ tortoise in two different ways here.

 

felt sea turtle

 

STUFFED FABRIC TURTLE FOR KIDS

Make a fluffy plush toy following the instructions here

 

stuffed turtle craft for kids

 

EGG CARTON TORTOISE

Make these cute sea animals using egg carton, pom poms and buttons. Found here.

 

Egg carton tortoise

 

TURTLE KIDS CRAFT

Easy craft here.

 

recycle turtle kids craft

 

SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – FISHES

 

PUFFER FISH USING FORK

Creative tutorial here.

 

puffer fish kids craft using fork

 

PAPER PLATE KIDS FISH CRAFT

tutorial here.

 

paper plate fish craft

 

WOVEN PAPER FISH

Weave paper or ribbons together to create contrasting patterns for fish bodies with this kids craft here.

 

woven paper fish

 

SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – DISNEY

 

LITTLE MERMAID CRAFT

Help your little princess in creating her favorite fairy tale become a reality with these 3 in 1 free printables of DIY 3D Princess Ariel, 3D flounder and, 3D Ursula.

 

Disney little mermaid printables

 

GOLD FISH KIDS CRAFT

An interactive story telling fish craft, the idea can be used to create various sea animals here.

 

3D gold fish

 

BOTTLE CAP FISH ART

Repurpose bottle caps to create an ocean scene, project here.

 

Bottle Cap Fish Art

 

DIY BUTTON FISH

A tutorial to make fish with buttons by sewing on the felt to create a decorative frame here. This idea is also good for creating button fish using glue, fabric, paper and so much more.

 

button collage fish

 

PAPER PLATE FISH CRAFT

Tutorial to make this sea animal craft here.

 

Fishing frame

 

FOIL FISH UNDER THE SEA CRAFT

Tutorial here.

 

foil fish under the sea craft

 

POPSICLE STICK FISH

Colorful angelfish created using craft sticks also called ice cream sticks and lolly sticks here.

 

popsicle fish angel fish

 

PAPER ORIGAMI FISHES

Tutorial here.

 

paper origami fishes

 

PAPER PLATE SEA ANIMALS

Fun to create and super fun to innovate with colors, project here.

 

Paper plate sea creatures

 

PUFFY PAINT FISH

Paint based activity that involves use of puffy paint using shaving cream and colored glue to create fish craft here.

 

puffy-paint-puffy-fish

 

SEA FISH MAGNET GAME

Build and play fishing game with these felt fishes and fishing rods using the instructions here.

 

sea creature magnet game

 

SEA SHELL FISH

Put your seashells collection from last visit to beach to good use into making these cute fish crafts found here.

 

sea shell fish

 

SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – SHARKS

 

FEED THE SHARK GAME

Equally fun activity for toddlers and kindergartners that is learning based for teaching kids about alphabets found here.

 

feed-the-shark-game.jpg

 

EMPTY PLASTIC BOTTLE SHARK CRAFT

How to instructions here

 

plastic bottle shark game

 

MAKE GOLF BALL SHARK

here

 

Shark Golf Balls

 

CRAFT STICK SHARK IDEA

here

 

shark eating fish popsicle

 

DIY SHARK HAT CRAFT

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shark-hat

 

SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – WHALES

 

CUTE PAPER WHALE

 

shark paper toy

 

PAPER PLATE WHALE CRAFT

here

 

whale paper toy

 

PAPER CUP WHALE

 

paper cup whale craft

 

SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – STAR FISH

 

BUBBLE WRAP STAR FISH

Create this bubble wrap pattern on paper and cutout the star to make this project here.

 

bubble wrap star fish craft

 

PAPER PLATE STAR FISH

An easy craft that can also be made with styro foam,

 

paper plate star fish

 

BUTTON STARFISH

Cute sea craft for kids made with buttons and glue gun, here.

 

Starfish button kids carft

 

PIPE CLEANER STARFISH

Fun project that involves dipping and pressing pipe cleaner made stamps to create different shapes, here.

 

Pipe cleaner starfish ocean craft

 

DIY SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – OCTOPUS

 

CARDBOARD OCTOPUS

 Give few materials like cardboard, paint and markers to your kids with instructions from here.

 

cardboard octopus costume

  

TOILET PAPER ROLL OCTOPUS

tutorial here.

ocean animal crafts for kids - octopus

 

PAPER OCTOPUS

Craft sea animals with kids using crepe paper and colored papers like this octopus here.

 

Sea animal paper octopus kids craft

 

DIY OCTOPUS COSTUME

Find instructions here.

 

DIY octopus costume

 

RECYCLE OCTOPUS CRAFT

Create an octopus shaped memory box by recycling empty chocolate and cookie tin and cardboard boxes, tutorial here.

 

octopus mini box

 

MAKE A YARN OCTOPUS

tutorial here.

 

DIY yarn octopus

 

STYROFOAM OCTOPUS

Make a cute octopus sea animal craft with foam ball and paper, found here.

 

Sea animal crafts for kids

 

TOILET ROLL OCTOPUS CRAFT

Make this cute ocean creature with toilet paper roll and threads, found here.

 

Ocean creatures- toilet roll octopus

 

SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – JELLYFISH

 

PIPE CLEANER JELLYFISH

Pipe cleaner and styrofoam balls cut in half makes perfect jellyfishes with googly eyes and some paint, project found here.

 

pipe cleaner jelly fish

 

JELLYFISH MIXED MEDIA PAINTING

Tutorial here uses mediums like acrylic paint, pastel, chalk etc to create different effects on the paper.

 

mixed media jelly fish craft

 

SUNCATCHER JELLYFISH KIDS CRAFT

tutorial here.

 

jellyfish kids craft

 

PAPER PLATE JELLY FISH

Ocean themed kids craft here.

 

Jellyfish kids craft

 

DIY SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – SEABED

 

SEA URCHIN KIDS CRAFT

Sea Urchins are really fascinating sea creatures. They are actually carnivorous living animals which look like plants. Kids don’t find them on beaches and sea shores, these hidden treasures live under the sea on the seabed, craft here.

 

sea urchin craft

 

DIY SEA ANEMONE CRAFT

Tutorial here.

 

DIY sea anemone craft

 

PAPER PLATE OYSTER PEARLS

Pearl bracelet in an oyster made with paper plate from the ocean floor, tutorial here.

 

Sea creature- Oyster pearls kids craft

 

SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – SEAHORSE

 

SEA HORSE PAINTING

Painted patterns that can be created using things like bubble wrap, egg carton and sponge etc here.

 

sea horse painting

 

DIY SEASHELL SEAHORSE ART

This project is so neat, it can also be used as a home decor instructions here.

 

DIY-Seashell-Seahorse-mosaic

 

PAPER SEAHORSE

here

 

Sea animal crafts

 

BUTTON SEAHORSE

 

button seahorse

 

SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – CRABS

 

STYROFOAM CUP CRABS

Pipe cleaners and disposable cups makes cute ocean crabs like THESE.

 

styrofoam cup crabs

 

PAPER PLATE HERMET CRAB

Tutorial to make this craft here.

 

ROCKING PAPER PLATE CRAFT

 

SEASHELL CRABS

here

 

sea animal crab craft

 

SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – MERMAID

 

CLOTHES PEG MERMAIDS

Upcycle clothespin into mermaids using foam and paint, here.

 

mermaid-clothespeg

 

SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS – LOBSTER

 

LOBSTER PAPER BAG CRAFT

here

 

Ocean animal lobster kids craft

 

HAND PRINT LOBSTER CRAFT

here

 

Hand print sea animal kids craft

 

PAPER PLATE LOBSTER

here

 

paper plate lobster

 
These are the best sea/ ocean animal projects to try with kids.
 
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2 responses to “70 Creative sea animal crafts for kids (Ocean creatures)”

  1. Sharon says:

    So many fun ideas! Love this collection.

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