For many summer means vacation and a trip to the beach.
I guess that’s why ocean animal crafts are always popular summer crafts for kids.
Even if there’s no trip to the beach in your future, you can still create a little bit of the ocean at home with these adorable sea animal crafts!
Sea Animal Crafts
No matter what age your child is, you’re sure to find the perfect ocean animal craft in the collection below. Just click on the blue words to find the complete directions for each ocean animal craft.
And, if you are looking for all things shark, check out our shark crafts & activities post for tons of fun ideas, perfect for summer or anytime.
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Handprint Fish — These rainbow colored fish are such a cute handprint craft for preschoolers to create.
Water Bottle Fish — Recycle a few of those empty water bottles into colorful fish that you can hang from the ceiling. These would be so fun as a party decoration!
Toilet Paper Roll Fish — Find out how you can recycle an empty toilet paper roll into a fun fish craft.
Puffer Fish Craft — Skip the paintbrush and show kids how to create art using a fork! This pufferfish craft turns out super cute.
Craft Stick Angelfish — Colorful craftsticks make this super simple fish craft lots of fun.
Tissue Paper and Cardboard Tube Fish — Make 3 dimensional pictures with this simple idea using recycled cardboard tubes.
Paper Plate Pufferfish — Kids will have fun using fork painting to create this ocean animal craft.
Squid, Octopus, and Jellyfish Crafts
Paper Cup Jellyfish — With colorful paperclip chains, this adorable jellyfish is fun to make.
Jelly Fish Craft — Hit your recycling box and create this cute jelly fish with a paper bowl and bubble wrap.
Paper Bag Octopus — Kids will enjoy painting and creating their very own octopus with this easy craft.
Cardboard Tube Octopus — Who doesn’t love a good cardboard tube craft? Make your own octopus from an empty toilet paper roll.
Paper Plate Octopus — Use a paper plate and bubble wrap to make a funky looking octopus.
Plastic Bag Jellyfish — This one is super simple, and makes a quick decoration for a sea animal party.
Coffee Filter Jelly Fish — These beautiful jellyfish look gorgeous hanging from a mobile.
Simple Paper Squid Craft — You don’t find a lot of crafts involving squids. This simple paper craft is perfect for teaching kids all about how squids and octopuses are different.
Plastic Jug Jelly Fish — Here’s one more fun way to create a jellyfish in a recycled craft.
More Sea Creature Crafts
Toothpick Sea Urchin Craft — This super simple craft is perfect for working on manual dexterity with little ones.
Coffee Filter Sea Coral — This tie-dyed coffee filter craft would make a cute table decoration at an under the sea party.
Egg Carton Crab — Find out how you can recycle a cardboard egg carton into an adorable crab.
Paper Plate Crab — Do you love a good paper plate craft? This little crab craft is perfect for preschoolers.
Ocean Sensory Bag — Sensory play meets art in this fun activity for preschoolers.
Cupcake Liner Crab — Cupcake liner crafts are simple and fun to make. This cute crab craft is no exception.
With so many fun sea animal crafts on this list to choose from, it may be hard to decide where to begin.
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Originally published June 19, 2014