25+ Easy Sea Animal Crafts for Kids

28 Sea Animal Crafts for Kids including crafts such as paper plate clam shell, popsicle stick crab, newspaper sea turtle, paper dolphin craft and more
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Does your little one share a passion for the ocean? Perhaps they even dream of becoming a marine biologist? If so, then these 21+ sea animal crafts and activities are just what you need.

Under the Sea Animals Paper Plate Crafts Collection

Your Kids are Going to Absolutely LOVE This Collection of Under the Sea Animals Paper Plate Crafts…

Fun Facts about the Ocean

  • Oceans are home to around 94% of Earth’s wildlife.
  • The deepest part of the ocean is estimated to be around 11,000 meters deep.
  • 70% of Earth’s surface are oceans.
  • Only about 5% of the ocean have been explored. This is because we lack submarines strong enough to withstand the pressure of the deep ocean.

Learn even more interesting things about the ocean in this article from We Are Teachers.

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Sea Animal Crafts Collection including a paper starfish, popsicle stick otter craft, paper plate clam shell, popsicle stick octopus and paper dolphin craft

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

When you use our master list of basic supplies to fill your craft bag, you have EVERYTHING you need to make every single one of these fun ocean crafts. We keep the prep simple so that you can get right to the fun stuff. You’ll never regret the time you spend making things with your kids. So, fill your bag today and craft along!

1. Popsicle Stick Turtle

SEA TURTLE CRAFT FOR KIDS

Did you know that there are about 6.5 million sea turtles in the wild? Despite this, sea turtles are still considered an endangered species. Bring awareness to this animal with this adorable popsicle sea turtle craft. Click HERE for the full set of instructions.

2. Recycled Newspaper Turtle

PAPER TURTLE CRAFT

If you liked the last craft, then you will love this recycled newspaper craft. One way to keep our oceans clean and our sea animals safe is to reduce, reuse and recycle. This turtle craft is a perfect way to find a second life for old newspapers. Click HERE to learn how to make it for yourself.

3. Movable Star Fish

Starfish, also known as Sea Stars, are truly unique creatures. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors! In this craft, we encourage you to do the same. Click HERE to view the full set of directions.

4. Hammerhead Shark Craft

hammerhead shark craft for kids

Did you know that there are over 400 different species of sharks? One of them is the Hammerhead Shark. Learn how to make this craft inspired by this unique creature when you visit HERE.

5. Paper Shark Craft

PAPER SHARK CRAFT FOR KIDS

Did you know that some scientists believe the Lochness monster is secretly a Greenland Shark? It is believed this because their dorsal fins Greenland sharks can survive in both salt water and fresh water. Want to learn how to make this shark craft? Click HERE.

6. Paper Plate Shark Craft

This super fun shark craft can be found in our Sea Animal Crafts collection, which also includes a dolphin, whales, seal, narwhal and more.

7-11. Baby Shark Puppets

SHARK CRAFTS FOR KIDS BABY SHARK PUPPETS WITH FREE TEMPLATES

If you liked the last sea animal craft, then you might also like these Baby Shark Puppets. Click HERE to access the instructions and the FREE PRINTABLE TEMPLATE.

12. DIY Fishing Game

DIIY FISHING GAME

Fishing is a fan-favorite pastime in my household. Practice your fishing skills with this fishing game. Click HERE to learn how to make it for yourself.

13. Paper Orca Craft

Orca Craft for Kids

Did you know that Orcas are park of the dolphin family, not the shark or whale families? This unique creature is among the top predators in our oceans. HERE is a craft inspired by this mighty creature.

14. Diving Dolphin

Easy Dolphin Craft for Kids Ocean Animal Craft

One of the most magical things on earth is watching a dolphin dive up and down the waves. You can mimic this spectacle with diving dolphin craft (the dolphin really dives!). Click HERE for the full set of instructions.

15. Paper Dolphin

Easy Dolphin Craft for Kids

If you liked the last craft then you will love this paper dolphin craft. With just a few items from our SUPPLY MASTERLIST and our free printable, you too can make this craft. Click HERE to read the directions and get the printable template.

16. Dolphin Coloring Pages

DOLPHIN COLORING PAGES
DOLPHIN COLORING PAGES

If you’re looking for a quick and easy activity, perfect for anytime of the year, these dolphin coloring pages are just what you need. They will keep your little one occupied for yours. Click HERE to get your FREE PRINTABLES.

17. Popsicle Stick Dolphin

DOLPHIN CRAFT FOR KIDS

This triangle dolphin craft is the perfect activity for all the sea animal lovers in your life. The free printable template makes this craft perfect for kids of all ages. Click HERE to learn how to make it for yourself!

18. Paper Plate Jellyfish

PAPER PLATE JELLYFISH

This paper plate jellyfish craft is perfect to not only exercise your fine motor skills but your mathematical ones as well. Simply slide the beads on and have your little one count away. Click HERE to learn how to make this sea animal craft.

19. Sea Otter Craft

otter craft for kids step 5

Sea Otters are marine mammals meaning they rely on the sea to survive. For sea otters this means spending the majority of their life in the water. You can learn how to make this craft inspired by the adorable creature when you click HERE.

20. Paper Manatee

manatee craft for kids

Another marine mammal is the manatee! Though Manatees much surface for air every five minutes or so, they do not leave the ocean. You can learn how to make a craft inspired by this underwater creature when you visit HERE.

21. School of Fish Banner

DIY BANNER CRAFT

Did you know that fish travel in groups called schools? Even though at a glace they all look the same, each one is unique. Just like you! Celebrate your uniqueness with this school of fish banner. Click HERE for the full set of instructions.

22. Fish Craft

FISH CRAFT FOR KIDS

Did you know that there are over 3.5 trillion fish in the sea? Experiment with different colors and textures to create a fish just as unique as you. Click HERE to learn how to make it for yourself.

23. Crab Craft for Kids

EASY CRAB CRAFT FOR KIDS
EASY CRAB CRAFT FOR KIDS

Grab the free template for this adorable crab craft HERE and then make him some friends.

24. Walrus Craft Pouch

PAPER PLATE WALRUS CRAFT IMAGE
Walrus Pouch

We’re not sure what’s more fun, making this craft or decided what to carry in your walrus pouch once it’s finished. Check out the full tutorial and get the free craft template for this walrus craft HERE.

25. Paper Narwhal Craft

Narwhal craft for kids
Narwhal Craft

Narwhals are also known as the unicorns of the sea. You can find them in the deep waters of the arctic, and they’re absolutely magical. You’ll find the full craft tutorial and can grab the free narwhal template HERE.

26. Popsicle Stick Octopus Craft

OCTOPUS CRAFT FOR KIDS
OCTOPUS CRAFT FOR KIDS

This octopus craft is nothing but pure cuteness. Start with a simple popsicle triangle and watch this ocean animal craft come together as you use the free craft template for easy crafting. See the full craft tutorial and how to get your free octopus template HERE.

27. Paper Plate Oyster Craft

OYSTER WITH A PEARL CRAFT FOR KIDS
OYSTER WITH A PEARL CRAFT FOR KIDS

Who knew that you could make such a charming craft from just a few basic supplies. Get the full tutorial for this interactive oyster craft (with a pearl) and grab the free tutorial HERE.

28. Clam Shell Craft

Paper Plate Shell Craft for Kids Beach Craft

You never know what you’re going to find when you open up this simple shell craft. Draw a picture inside, put a “pearl” in the center or write a special message. You can find the full craft tutorial for this shell craft HERE.

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collection of sea animal crafts including things like a paper orca craft, a newspaper sea turtle craft, a paper plate walrus craft and more.
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