11 Seahorse Craft For Kids

11 Seahorse Craft For Kids

11 Seahorse Craft For Kids

Seahorses are awesome! They’re real-life unicorns, and if you’ve ever seen a seahorse in person, then you know what I’m talking about. 

They’re beautiful little creatures who are almost impossible to find in the wild since they live in such deep water. But did you know that there’s an entire family of seahorses out there? 

There are actually seven different species of seahorse—and each one has its own unique characteristics, including shape and coloration. You can learn more about all of them on Wikipedia!

Seahorse Salt Dough Craft

You will need

  • Salt dough, flour, and water.
  • A cookie-cutter in the shape of a seahorse.
  • A toothpick or skewer to help you make the eyes, nose, and teeth of your seahorse craft.

Glue (optional) to decorate your seahorse with things like glitter, sequins, or beads.

Optional extras: you could also use food coloring and pipe cleaners instead of using glue for decoration if you wanted something really different!

Seahorse Painted Rock Art

This is an easy craft that kids can do by themselves. 

Materials needed: paint, rocks, water, paintbrush. 


  • Paint the rock with water and then let it dry
  • Decorate the rock with markers, glitter, or stickers

Seahorse Paper Plate Craft For Kids

  • Paper plates
  • White crayons or white paint (if you want the seahorse to be white)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or tape

Seahorse Fingerprint Keychain Craft For Kids

  • Use a keychain ring, like this one.
  • Use a paper clip (the kind that holds pages together in your binder) and bend it into shape using pliers or your hands (shown in the picture below). 
  • I used the bent part as my antennae!

Seahorse Paper Roll Craft For Kids

The paper roll craft is a fun way to make a seahorse. It’s easy to make, and you can use any colors you want. You can use regular or recycled paper both will work just fine! 

To make the paper roll craft, cut two pieces of paper into equal lengths and widths that are slightly longer than your arm span (about three feet). Fold each piece in half lengthwise and then unfold it so that the creases are straight down the middle of each piece. 

Next, take one small square piece of cardboard and cut it into an oval shape (like an egg). Then glue or tape this onto your folded piece of paper near one end like in this picture:

Now hold up the other end while making sure everything stays together nicely until all glue has dried completely (this shouldn’t take very long). Once it’s dry pull out your finished product!

Fingerprint Seahorse Craft For Kids

This is a really simple craft that you can do with your child’s fingerprint. You’ll need a paintbrush, watercolors, and paper to start with.

  • Lay down a piece of paper and then dip your child’s finger into the watercolor paint.
  • Take another brush and paint their fingerprint onto the paper!

 Egg Carton Seahorse Craft For Kids

How to make an egg carton seahorse craft for kids

  • What you need

1 egg carton and red, white, and blue paint. You can also use any other colors you like!

  • How to make it

Paint the egg cartons and let them dry completely. Cut out the middle of each end of the egg carton so there are two openings on either side of each one (see photo). Then place your finger into one opening and gently push outwards until your finger has pushed both sides outward at once (see photo). 

This will create two flat flaps that look like fins around an opening in the middle where you can put in a pea or mini plastic toy seahorse figurine after painting them black (or whatever color best matches your design). 

I recommend doing this step last because it helps keep everything neatly organized while working with such small pieces as opposed to having them all over every surface possible beforehand (which often happens!).

Cupcake Liner Seahorse Craft For Kids

What you will need

Cupcake liners



Glue stick and glue

Seahorse template (link) – cut out the shapes and tape them together. You can use a regular sheet of paper to make a template, but it’s more fun and durable to use foam board or cardboard for this craft. 

If you want your seahorse to be super sturdy, you can print out the template on cardstock paper instead. Be sure to trim around the edges so that your seahorse doesn’t have any white edges showing through when it’s finished! 

You could also use corrugated cardboard instead of foam board if you have some lying around; just make sure that itHandprint Seahorse Craft For Kids is thick enough that yourHandprint Seahorse Craft For Kids child won’t poke holes through it while they are coloring their seahorses with crayons later on in this project! 

I would recommend using heavy-duty school glue instead of regular white school glue because regular school glue tends not to work very well with corrugated materials like foam board without some extra help from an adult like myself first coating all four sides with PVA glue which dries clear so no one will know what happened before they go ahead coloring their own creations )!

Handprint Seahorse Craft For Kids

You will need

  • paper plate or piece of cardboard
  • paintbrush or sponge brush
  • red and blue paint (or other colors)
  • white craft glue and glue stick.

Print out our template and cut it out. If you don’t have access to a printer, use our blank handprint template instead and draw your own seahorse design. 

Fold the bottom part of the tail up (right side up) so that it looks like a loop (this is so that when you add glue and press down on it, it will not become flat). 

Press down on one side of your handprint with a paint brush or sponge brush dipped in blue paint to get nice drips from your fingers! Then press down on the other side with red paint for more drips! Let dry overnight before gluing onto a paper plate/cardboard.*

Origami Seahorse Craft For Kids 

The origami seahorse is a simple and unique seahorse craft for kids. If you are looking for an easy, fun, and creative idea to do with your kids then this is the perfect project. 

You will need to choose some paper and follow these steps below to make this adorable origami seahorse craft:

Fold the paper in half vertically, then fold it in half lengthwise (horizontally).

Unfold both folds so that you have a larger square piece of paper with all four sides being equal in length; repeat these steps on another sheet of paper if needed (you will use both sheets).

3 To get started, take one of your folded squares created above and make two diagonal folds at opposite corners as shown in Figure 1 below 4 As shown in Figure 5 above, bring corner A towards point B while also bringing corner C towards point D 5 Repeat step 4 until there are seven “arms” sticking out 6 Turn over your model so that its tail faces downwards 7 Use scissors or an Exacto knife to cut off any excess material from around the outside edge of each arm 8 Now add eyes and fins by gluing them on with hot glue

Seahorse Styrofoam Cup Craft For Kids .

When you need to send a gift to faraway relatives, this seahorse craft is an easy and affordable way to do so.

 All you need is a styrofoam cup, some glue, paper, scissors, and markers.

After making your seahorse craft for kids with these materials and following the step-by-step instructions below, you’ll have something adorable that can make anyone smile!

Seahorses Are So Much Fun To Make! 

 You might want to try making a few of these with friends and family, too!

Seahorse crafts for kids are great for any occasion: St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, or even birthdays! They’re also perfect if you’re looking for an inexpensive gift idea for kids or adults alike. Best of all? They’re really easy to make so anyone can do it!

No matter what your reason for wanting one (or twenty) seahorse crafts is sure to please anyone who loves them as much as we do here at The Crafty Report!


I hope you have enjoyed making these seahorse crafts for kids. If you have any questions or comments please let me know in the comments below! I would love to hear from you.

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