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25 Cute Ocean Crafts For Kids

Summer is coming and there is no better time to start doing some ocean crafts for kids! These are a great way to teach children about different ocean critters and vegetation!

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I love encouraging my kids to explore the ocean and what it entails. We live quite close to the beach so we venture there often and love collecting stuff. Some of our best and longest days out are spent there. Do not forget your sunscreen and sunhats if you are planning a day at the beach. 

These are some crafts you can do when you return with treasures. Remember to take buckets to store all your craft materials. The more you can gather the better. 

Have the kids find and collect things like:

  • Shells – great for making pictures or monsters!!
  • Sand – why not add some food coloring and make colored sand. Also great for practising your writing.
  • Starfish – why not try and draw your own or make one from paper. You can paint these too
  • Rocks – great for rock painting
  • Seaweed – great for sensory (touch and smell)

Some of these will need a wash in hot soapy water whenever you get home. 

This will give some great memories of the fun days at the beach.

I always encourage them to watch the waves and think what might live there! 

My ocean kids crafts are suitable from preschool right up to older kids! They get to make octopus, squid, dolphin, crab, mermaids and lots more!

We use a range of different materials and have step by step craft guides to help you create lots of cool things!

You can make anything you like using paper plates, toilet rolls, colored paper, egg cartons, markers, scissors and glue.

If you like these you will also enjoy my easy Starfish arts and crafts for kids


Ocean Crafts For Kids

Find great ocean crafts for kids! These are perfect for the Summer months when children are off school. These are great learning crafts which will educate your kids about sea wildlife as well as improving their fine motor skills.

I hope you found this list very comprehensive and I reckon you will agree it pretty much covers most of the animals and things we associate with the ocean.

Of course there is a good chance I have missed some of these so please feel free to tell me.

Why not make several of these and use them for pretend play. You could have your own ocean themed play! 

If you like these ocean kids crafts I am sure you will also enjoy some other beach themed summer crafts for kids:-

How to make a paper windmill – take this to the beach on a windy day and watch how quickly it spins around!

Some other wind crafts that are great for the beach include homemade kites and windsocks! Why not try and make your own and let me know how you get on. 

Do you like these Ocean Crafts for Kids?

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