Under the Sea crafts are a fun theme for these hot summer days. This is a round-up of 21 sea-themed crafts for your little ones to make. My daughter wants to be an Oceanographer when she grows up. So I hope these crafts will encourage her to want to learn more about the sea.
A fun idea to do with your kids before or after making these mermaid crafts is to have a family movie night. You could either watch the Little Mermaid (my favorite) or Finding Nemo.
Under the Sea Crafts
Easy Paper Plate Fish from Kid Friendly Things to Do
This is a simple fish craft for your little ones to make. Supplies you will need is a paper plate, paint, and a googly eye.
Toilet Paper Roll Squid Craft from Crafty Morning
These squids are adorable and easy to make. To make this craft you will need a toilet paper roll, paint, yarn, googly eyes, and cardstock.
Paper Plate Seahorse from Healthy Mama Info
For this craft, you will need a paper plate, paint, googly, and glitter for decoration.
Paper Plate Stingray Craft from The Pinterested Parent
To make this stingray you will need a paper plate, a paper bowl, paint, and googly eyes. You will also need construction paper or a foam sheet for the tail.
Paper Plate Submarine Craft from Red Ted Art
This yellow submarine is a cute under the sea craft. Supplies you need is a paper plate, yellow paint, tissue paper, plain paper, and colored paper.
Paper Plate Turtle Craft from The Resourceful Mama
This turtle craft is and adorable way to transform a plain paper plate. Supplies are a paper plate, green paint, green paper, and googly eyes. You can also print out the template for the legs and head.
Cupcake Liner Octopus from I Heart Crafty Things
To make this octopus you will need a cupcake liner, a variety of colored cardstock paper, googly eyes, and Cheerios cereal.
Paper Plate Mermaid Twirler from Red Ted Art
This is a cute decoration to hang up in a room. Then your little ones can watch the mermaid twirl in the air. Supplies you’ll need are paper plates, paint, and the free mermaid printable. Also, pens for decorating.
Easy Mermaid Tail Craft from Stylish Cravings
For this adorable mermaid tail, you will need glittered cardstock of different colors. Also three different colors of non-glittered cardstock. And two jumbo craft sticks, two mini craft sticks, paint, and a hot glue gun.
Wooden Spoon Mermaid Puppet from Glued to My Crafts
This mermaid craft resembles a certain little mermaid. To make it you will need wooden craft spoons, red felt, and green felt. Also, red and green glitter.
Paper Plate Painting Pufferfish Craft from Our Kid Things
For this craft, you will need a paper plate, cardboard roll, paint, white construction paper, and black construction paper. Also, colored construction paper for the fins.
Paper Loop Pufferfish Craft from Our Kid Things
Supplies you’ll need are a white marker, different colored paper and blue paper for the background.
Cupcake Liner Handprint Jellyfish from Our Kid Things
This is a cute and easy jellyfish craft. I love any craft that involves handprints. What you need to make this jellyfish is a cupcake liner, construction paper, and googly eyes.
Jiggling Jellyfish Cupcake Liner Craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect
I love how this craft uses the cupcake liners for the jellyfish tentacles. It also uses a paper bowl for the body which makes the jellyfish pop out. Supplies you’ll need are a paper bowl, cupcake liners, and paint.
Paper Plate Whale from In the Playroom
To make this big blue whale you will need a paper plate, blue paint, and a googly eye.
Egg Carton Whale Craft from I Heart Crafty Things
For this craft, you will need an egg carton, blue paint, blue paper, a blue pipe cleaner, and googly eyes. There is also a free template to help you make the tail and fins.
Shark Paper Plate Craft from The Relaxed Homeschool
If your little ones love the Baby Shark song then they will love this craft. Supplies you’ll need are a paper plate and gray paint. Also gray, black, red, and white construction paper.
Shark Fin Hat Craft from Glue Sticks and Gum Drops
Wearable art is fun to make and keeps your little ones busy long after the crafting part is done. All you need to make this hat is cardstock or construction paper and some tape.
Puffy Paint Starfish from I Heart Crafty Things
This is a fun craft where your little ones will get to make their own puffy paint to create the starfish. Supplies you will need are cardboard, shaving cream, and paint. You will a bowl and spoon to mix up the paint.
Pipe Cleaner Starfish from Glued to my Crafts
This adorable craft is simple to make. All you need is a pipe cleaner and googly eyes.
Bubble Wrap Starfish Craft from Our Kid Things
I thought the only fun thing to do with bubble wrap was to pop it. But another fun way to use it is to turn it into a paintbrush! Supplies for this craft are bubble wrap, paint, and construction paper.
Other Supplies You’ll Need
- Paint Brushes
- Glue Stick
- Circle hole punches
- Craft Knife
- Hole punch
What to do if you don’t have all the Supplies
If you don’t have all the supplies needed to make the craft then try to think outside of the box. You don’t need a circle punch. A pair of scissors can make the same shape.
I hope you enjoyed this round-up of Under the Sea crafts for kids to make. Which craft do you plan to make with your little ones? Let me know in the comments:)
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