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Are you looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? How about making one of these fun ocean themed crafts for preschool!
Whether you’re taking a trip to the beach this summer or just dreaming of one, these ocean-themed crafts will keep your kids occupied for quite a while.
Gather up the supplies from your craft closet, and let your kids get creative with one or more of these fun preschool crafts.
Ocean Crafts for Preschool
Each of these crafts is perfect for preschoolers. Kids can make many of these on their own. Others may need a little help from mom. But, all of them are fun and will look amazing on display this summer.
Kids will love decorating recycled egg cartons and turning them into cute egg carton ocean animals and sea monsters. Homeschool Preschool
Kids will love recreating their favorite ocean scenes when you read a story, paint the ocean. Rainy Day Mum
This paper-weaving seahorse art project is inspired by the ocean and perfect for summer! Homeschool Preschool
What do you get when you mix puffy paint and goldfish crackers? A fun and unique puffy paint ocean craft for preschoolers! Artsy Momma
Preschoolers will adore this bouncy ball stamped pufferfish craft, and you’ll never look at a spiked bouncy ball the same! Crafty Morning
No need to wait for Shark Week, today is the perfect day to make a rockin’ paper plate shark craft complete with some pretty sharp teeth! Artsy Momma
Here’s another fun pufferfish craft. These fork-painted paper plate pufferfish are adorable! There’s Just One Mommy
This cute circle shark craft is perfect for Shark Week, your ocean units, or just any summer afternoon crafting session. Our Kid Things
Paper plate crafts are fun and frugal. Gather some bright paper plates and construction paper or felt, and you’re ready to make a paper plate fish craft. Crayons and Cravings
This yarn octopus will require a little adult help, but it’ll be well worth the effort! Easy Crafts for Kids
I had no idea pufferfish crafts were so popular, but here is another super colorful paper plate pufferfish craft your preschoolers will love. Buggy and Buddy
Your preschoolers will love turning paper bowls into fun jellyfish that they’ll want to display all summer long. Natural Beach Living
Speaking of jellyfish, check out how you can recycle some plastic bags into a fun jellyfish craft. Teach Me Mommy
Kids can explore different painting tools when they make this paper plate starfish craft. J Daniel 4’s Mom
Handprint crafts also make great keepsakes. This summer, your little ones can turn their handprints into a fun fish painting craft. Fun Handprint Art
Share some fun ocean stories with your preschoolers, and then let them make some ocean animal clay art. Rainy Day Mum
Whip up a batch of salt dough, and you’re all set to make some microwave salt dough rainbow fish with your preschoolers. Rainy Day Mum
Print out these full-color jellyfish craft templates, add some colorful crepe paper streamers, and your kids will have a whole bloom of jellyfish to display this summer. Printable Crush
Starfish are so cute, and there are so many ways to decorate starfish crafts. This starfish ocean craft is cute as a button! A Little Pinch of Perfect
Try these ocean sun catchers that require only three simple materials. This is a quick and easy summer craft for kids. Fantastic Fun and Learning
Turn an old cardboard egg carton into an ocean diorama with this fun activity. The Imagination Tree
Kids will love creating this 3D ocean animals paper plate craft. You’ll love how simple it is to set up! J Daniel 4’s Mom
Tearing and crumpling paper is a great fine motor activity for little ones. Preschoolers will do just that as they create this torn-paper sea horse craft. Crafts on Sea
Whether you’ve saved this craft for Shark Week or you’re adding it to your ocean themed activities, your preschoolers will love making this chompin’ shark puppet! The Soccer Mom Blog
Oh my goodness! How adorable are these crab hats! Kids can make them and wear them. They’re sure to inspire hours of imaginative play this summer! Kids Craft Room
This O is for Octopus letter of the week craft is so simple even your tots can craft one for themselves. School Time Snippets
Have you ever made rocking paper plate crafts? Check out this rocking paper plate submarine. It really rocks! Red Ted Art
Use the free seahorse template to turn an ordinary paper plate into a beautifully painted seahorse craft! Simple Everyday Mom
Have you tried painting stones with your kids yet? These simple stone fish are a great reason to try it if you haven’t! Messy Little Monster
Which one of these outrageously fun ocean themed crafts for preschool will you try first?
Ocean Books for PreschoolersFill your book basket with a great collection of ocean books for preschool. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Commotion in the Ocean – This delightful collection of poems includes fun rhymes about the creatures who live in and around the ocean. Children will delight in the snappy poems and colorful illustrations about whales, walruses, penguins, polar bears, stingrays, and sharks. Over in the Ocean in a Coral Reef – This coral reef is a marine nursery, teeming with mamas and babies! In the ageold way of kids and fish, children will count and clap to the rhythm of “Over in the Meadow” while puffer fish “puff,” gruntfish “grunt” and seahorses “flutter.” Ocean: A Peek Through Book – Discover a world teeming with life beneath the waves, with graceful sea horses, darting tropical fish, electric eels, and humpback whales.