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Whether you’re planning a trip to the beach or just dreaming about one, this collection of adorable ocean animal crafts is sure to be a hit with your kids this summer!
Ocean Animals Crafts for Kids
Shark Drinks | Turn your child’s juice box into a silly shark with this quick and easy tutorial.
Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft for Kids | Combine bubble wrap, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners for this fun craft.
Paper Roll Octopus | This fun fellow will spark your kids’ imagination and lead to some fun pretend play.
Cereal Box Aquarium | Save this one for a long rainy afternoon. It’s sure to keep kids occupied for a while creating and designing their own aquariums.
Paper Bag Shark Craft | Perfect for Shark Week or anytime!
Bottle Cap Fish Art | With some old bottle caps, construction paper, and glitter glue, your kids can make a whole ocean of bottle cap fish this summer!
Paper Plate Pufferfish Craft for Kids | I, for one, think pufferfish are cute. And, these paper plate pufferfish are at the top of my summer crafting list!
Quilling Turtle Craft | Little ones will work on their motor skills as they work to create these cute turtles.
Paper Roll Crab Craft | This little crab is so cute. He reminds me of Sebastian from The Little Mermaid.
Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish | I don’t know a kid that isn’t excited about things that glow in the dark. They’ll be begging to make this jellyfish and then hiding out in a dark space to watch him glow.
Newspaper Shark Craft | I love the combination of the bright blue papers with the muted gray of the newspaper. How clever!
Rocking Paper Plate Crab Craft | These adorable crabs rock back and forth and have pincers that actually open and close!
Paper Plate Rainbow Fish Craft | Preschoolers will work on their fine motor skills as they paint, cut, and paste their way to a beautiful rainbow fish!
Coffee Filter Jellyfish Craft for Preschoolers | The coffee filter base gives this jellyfish a beautiful tie-dyed look.
Mermaid Necklaces | Seashells and glitter glue (and a couple other simple supplies) combine to make a beautiful mermaid necklace your preschoolers will wear all summer long.
No Mess Fish Canvas Art | If you’re looking for a mess-free craft for your preschoolers, you have to check out this awesome fish painting based on the book Bright Stanley.
Ocean Sunfish Paper Plate Craft for Kids | Here’s another fun paper plate fish for your preschoolers to try!
Starfish Texture Art | I love everything about these starfish!
Starfish Paper Plate Craft | Your kids can create their own beach scene with this project.
Jellyfish Discovery Bottle | If you’ve ever visited the aquarium with your kids, I’m sure you’ve seen the jellyfish tanks. Kids can create their own with this discovery bottle.
Paper Roll Seahorse Puppets | Your kids will love making these seahorse puppets and then using them to act out stories this summer.
Pelican Paper Plate Craft | This may be the only pelican craft I’ve ever seen, and it’s adorable!
DIY Mermaid Tiara for Kids | Do you have a little mermaid fan? She’ll love this mermaid tiara!
How to Make a Whale Collage | I love that these kids worked together to make a huge, multi-media whale collage!
Recycle Plastic Bottle Turtle | Follow this tutorial to create a sea turtle out of an old plastic soda bottle.
Layered Paper Art Underwater Scenes | This multi-step art project is perfect for spreading across several rainy summer afternoons.
With 25 amazing ocean animals crafts for kids, how will you choose where to start? Leave me a comment letting me know which one you plan to try first.