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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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.
Woven Angel Fish — This fun fish is a colorful weaving craft for kids that turns out beautiful.
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
Seahorse Craft — This cute craft goes great with the book, Mister Seahorse.
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.
Paper Plate Sea Gull — These fun sea gulls remind me of the one in The Little Mermaid movie.
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
Heather Meek says
I loved them all! But the jelly fish crafts were super cute, and especially the puffer fish.
The Meek Moose
That puffer fish IS adorable! 🙂
Louise @ Elsie May and Bertha says
A lovely selection of crafts, there are certainly some very talented kids out there.
love the seahorse
These look like so much fun! Love the hand print seahorse!
That is one of my favorites, too!
This is perfect! We are just getting ready to start a preschool ocean unit. We will definitely have to give some of these ideas a shot.
Some fun crafts! Thank you for including our paper plate sea gull and for sharing at Sharing Saturday!
Deceptively Educational says
What a great round up of art projects. My boys LOVE all things ocean, so I see some of these in our future. Thanks for sharing at the After School Linky!
Mary P says
I love sea animals, and these crafts are so creative!
Karen S. says
This fish are so crafty ;).
Love these ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Kelly Greenwood says
These crafts are pretty cute, thanks for sharing.
Jasmine P says
Thanks for sharing this!