Looking for fun sea-themed crafts to make during the summer? These Ocean Crafts for Preschoolers (or really kids of all ages) can be made with simple supplies like paper plates, cardboard tubes, and other common craft materials.
Gather up a few items and get ready to explore the ocean by creating one of these adorable fish, octopus, turtles, and more.
So many ocean projects to choose from!
Your kids will love this collection as they will get to do a hands-on craft but also learn about and appreciate the wonders of the sea.
If your kids have a natural interest in the ocean then this is a great way to explore sea life, all about beaches, and more.
These crafts would be perfect to add in with an ocean unit study.
Ocean Crafts for Preschoolers
Hand Print Paper Plate Fish
This handprint paper plate tropical fish is perfect to add to this ocean crafts for preschoolers. We love that you can remember how small their hands were as the years go by.
Paper Plate Puffer Fish
"This paper plate fish craft is a fun twist on a basic fish craft for preschoolers. The addition of the toothpicks turns it into a craft that is blowing up with personality!" - The Simple Parent
Cupcake Liner Walrus Kids Craft
This adorable walrus craft is the perfect way to teach your kids about the letter W and this arctic ocean animal.
CD and Button Turtle Craft
"Learn how to make a super easy recycled CD and button turtle craft with kids. This simple and fun craft idea for kids includes a free printable turtle template and video tutorial, making it perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age kids." - Fireflies and Mudpies
Handprint Fish Craft for Preschoolers
"These handprint fish crafts are ones that your child is going to love. While the outcome of the craft is adorable, they’re going to love being able to get their hands in the paint during this art project as well." - Natural Beach Living
Cereal Box Aquarium
"There’s something fun about turning a piece of cardboard headed for the recycling bin into something else! ... This cereal box aquarium is so much fun to make and such a fun craft to keep afterward too." - The Best Ideas for Kids
Rocking Paper Plate Submarine Craft for Preschoolers
Paper Roll Seahorse Puppets
"Today I’m sharing a simple and cute seahorse puppet made from paper rolls. They make a fun DIY toy and will inspire imaginative play in children." - The Craft Train
Bubble Wrap Starfish Craft
"The secrets to any good kids' craft is that it should be colorful, needs to be easy to follow, and has to be fun. Add in some mixed materials like bubble wrap with paint and kids are going to have a great time. So by that definition, it only makes sense that these Bubble Wrap Starfish are sure to be a hit!" - Our Kid Things
Cute and Fun Crab Hats
"These homemade crab headbands are simply adorable and easy to make with the printable crab craft template. Such a cute crab craft for kids!" - Kids Craft Room
Soda Bottle Fish
Paper Plate Whale
Shark Paper Tube Craft
"This shark craft is inspired by Shark Week which begins in July on the Discovery channel, but this under-the-sea creature is great summer fun in general. You’ll have a “chomping” good time making one of these guys!" - Hello Wonderful
Colorful Jellyfish Craft For Kids
Pelican Paper Plate Craft
Oyster Pearls Preschool Craft
"Our oyster pearl crafts are simple and the results are stunning! It’s exciting to discover what’s found on the ocean floor!" - Things to Share and Remember
Sea Lion Craft
Paper Plate Pufferfish Craft for Kids
"This paper plate pufferfish craft for kids is super cute and easy to make! It makes a perfect addition to your unit on fish, oceans, and sea life, or simply do it just for fun. This art project for children also provides lots of cutting practice for little hands!" - Buggy and Buddy
Rocking Paper Plate Crabs
"These adorable homemade crabs can be gently rocked backward and forwards and they also have pincers that actually open and close too. Hours of fun nip, nip, nipping the whole household LOL!" - Kids Craft Room
Paper Cup Crab Craft for Kids
Egg Carton Turtle
"This egg carton turtle is both easy and fun to make – and seriously… an egg box does not get much cuter than this!!" - Emma Owl
Paper Plate Seashell Craft for Preschoolers
"Kid Craft activity is super simple, fun for all ages, and makes a great fine motor ocean study activity" - Artsy Craftsy Mom
Paper Plate Stingray Craft
Egg Carton Whale Craft for Kids
"Egg cartons are one of those hidden gems in the crafting world. Not only are they great for recycled crafts, but egg cartons can also create amazing three-dimensional crafts. This time we got creative with egg cartons when we made this whale craft for kids. I just love the way it turned out!" - I Heart Crafty Things
Newspaper Shark Craft
"This newspaper shark craft for kids is amazingly simple to make and is great for kids of all ages so it makes a perfect activity for the whole family. Plus, it only requires a few supplies to make so you probably already have everything you need on hand for the activity." - I Heart Crafty Things
Cupcake Liner Octopus Kids Craft
Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft
"With Summer in our sights, we’re turning our creative hands to some super cool under-the-sea-themed crafting, kick-starting our collection with this adorable Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft!" - Arty Crafty Kids
Kid's Puffer Fish Craft Using a Fork
Bubble Wrap Print Fish Mobile
"Make a bubble wrap print fish mobile for a fun, seaside-themed craft this summer!" - The Imagination Tree
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