14 Sea Animal Crafts Ideas

14 Sea Animal Crafts Ideas

14 Sea Animal Crafts Ideas

Have you been searching for a fun way to get creative with your family or friends? You’ve come to the right place! 

Making sea animal crafts is a fun and inexpensive way to spend time with the people you love. Whether it’s a rainy day or you just want something new to try, 

these crafts are perfect for everyone. From decorative fish to giant starfish candy boxes, there’s something here for everyone.

Decorative Fish

Materials you will need.

2 paper plates, one of the same size as the other

1/2 yard fabric, any color or pattern that you like! I chose blue with white polka dots.

Supplies. (all can be found at your local craft store)

1–2 cups of rice to fill each plate up 3/4 of the way and make it look like fish scales! (You can also use sand if you want to just stick with sea creatures.)

2 pipe cleaners for fins on either side of paper plates. These pipe cleaners should be bent in half with one end being longer than the other by about 1 inch. 

Next, tie a knot in each end so that they stay together when glued onto the paper plate. These are going to act as fins for our fishies so make sure they’re long enough for this purpose ) Tie another knot at the top where the ribbon will hang down from later on so we won’t lose our epoxy gunk.*


  • Octopus Balloon Craft

This is a fun way to make an octopus. You can use any colors you like and even add googly eyes if you like!

  • Paper Plate Octopus Toy

This is a great craft that kids can do on their own or with help from an adult. The best part? It’s free!

  • Polymer Clay Octopus Toy

Using polymer clay, is another great gift idea for kids who enjoy crafting. They’ll love making their own toys as much as playing with them!

  • Yarn Octopus Toy

Yarn makes almost everything cuter, including these adorable yarn octopi! This project shows you how to make one yourself out of yarn scraps so that it doesn’t cost much at all—just some time spent crocheting together the parts and then sewing them up securely into place once everything has been assembled correctly into its form shape-wise 

(not necessarily color-wise). These are really easy to make too–so easy in fact that even beginners will find success doing so without having any prior experience with crocheting whatsoever!


  • Materials.
  • Cardstock (for the body)
  • Scissors
  • Glue (or glue stick)
  • Paint (optional) – choose any colors you want! Jellyfish are fun to paint different colors. I used yellow, blue, and purple for my jellyfish craft.
  • Googly eyes – You can buy these at any store that sells school supplies or online through Amazon. If you don’t want to use googly eyes on your craft, you can also just draw two black dots with a marker instead of using googly eyes. Or you can use black beads for the top of the jellyfish head if you don’t want to buy anything extra for this craft project at all!


This is a great way to teach kids about sea animals, and it’s easy enough that they can make one with you or by themselves. 

If you want to introduce your children to the world of sea animals and crafts, this crab craft is the perfect place to start!


  • red paper
  • yellow paper for the face and pinchers (you can use construction paper instead)
  • black marker (optional)
  • scissors
  • glue stick or tape

Find more fun kid’s activities here: https://www.playtimecrafts.com/kids-activities/

Multi-colored Fish


  • wooden fish
  • paint (any color)
  • paintbrush
  • paint tray
  • craft glue (optional)
  • googly eyes (optional) – for the fish to see with!
  • For your design, you can use googly eyes with a washer and paint them on in a variety of colors. You can also use regular or even pipe cleaners for whiskers, pom poms for fins, and glitter for scales. If you are feeling extra creative, try some wiggle eyes as well!
  • For this craft project, I used a hot glue gun because I wanted my fish to be colorful but not too complicated. You could also use glue dots to attach everything together more easily than using hot glue.

Sting Ray

Cut the sting ray template out of craft foam and place it on the plastic bag. Trace around the template with a pencil, making sure to keep your lines thin.

Using scissors, cut out along each line you made in step one until you have a circle shape that fits inside your plastic bag nicely.

Take another piece of craft foam and cut it into two pieces: one about ¾ as long as your sting ray is wide, and another about ¼ as long as your sting ray is wide (you will use these two pieces later).

Use a straw to make an opening for where the mouth will be in step 6; poke holes through both sides with an orange stick or toothpick so that air can flow through it when you blow on them during playtime!

5-6: Place all parts together using glue dots or tape to secure everything in place – be careful not to get any glue on top or bottom faces though so only use enough adhesive necessary for stability! Your finished product should look like this:

Sea Turtle

You can make this sea turtle craft for kids by using the following materials.

  • cardboard or paper plate
  • with white and black paint, glue, pencil crayons, or markers (optional)
  • scissors and a ruler (tools needed to cut out the pieces from the template)

To make this craft you will need to print off our template. Then you will have to cut out each piece using a pair of scissors. Once all of your pieces are cut out put them together according to the instructions on our template page. If you want your sea turtle craft kit for kids to look like ours then follow these tips:

  • Paint your turtle shell with white paint first then let it dry before adding a light blue background behind it. You could also use brown or green if you’d prefer instead of blue!
  • The eyes should be made from circles cut out from construction paper glued onto dark black circles drawn beforehand (or painted on afterward). Glue a small rectangle underneath each eye so that when viewed at an angle it appears rounded rather than flat! You’ll also want some seaweed fronds sticking up towards its mouth area as well as some curly green grass around its snout area too!

Sea Horse

Sea horses are related to seahorses and pipefish, but they look very different. They are found in shallow tropical and temperate waters in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. 

They can also be found in the Mediterranean Sea and even in the Sea of Japan!

Sea horses have a flattened, disk-shaped body that is covered by the skin called a “caudal fin” which helps them swim slowly along with their tail fin. 

The caudal fin allows them to move backward as well as forward (in case you were wondering). If a sea horse doesn’t have enough food to eat it can get sick or die.


Starfish are marine invertebrates with five arms, not fish or crabs. They’re also not lobsters, crayfish, or shrimp. 

Starfish live in shallow water on the ocean floor and have a hard, spiny exoskeleton that helps them protect their bodies from predators.


  • First, you need to fold a large piece of paper in half diagonally.
  • Then cut along the outer edges of the folded paper to make two pieces of equal size that are identical in shape but opposite mirrors of each other (see picture).
  • Place one piece face down and draw a large whale on it using crayons or markers, then turn it over and repeat for the other side!

Turtle Frame

  • Materials:*
  • One sheet of cardboard or paper
  • One piece of string or yarn, depending on how big you want to make your frame and how much tension you want it to have when hanging.
  • Glue (glue gun is best)
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch (optional)

Seahorse Painting

For this craft, you will need.

  • A large canvas (can be a recycled cardboard box)
  • Watercolors and paintbrushes
  • Seahorse template or stencil of a sea horse if you have one. If not, you can use the picture below as your guide. Another option is to print out our free sea horse template and trace it onto your canvas. The great thing about using this method is that it’s easy for children to do it themselves! Also, if they don’t like their drawing at first, there are plenty of options for them to erase their work and start over again until they’re happy with the outcome!

Giant Starfish Candy Boxes

Have a party coming up, and want to serve your guests some delicious candies? Or maybe you’re getting ready for Mother’s Day and want to give something special to your mom.

In this craft, we’re going to learn how to make these giant starfish candy boxes that are perfect for any occasion. Ready? Let’s jump right in!


Cardboard box – You can buy one at the store or use an old one from around the house. The bigger it is, the more room inside of it for your Starfish Candy Boxes! It should be about 8 inches wide by 12 inches long (the size of this box was roughly 10 x 14).

Paper – Cut out 6 large star shapes from 8 pieces of paper. Also, cut out small triangles from another 4 pieces of paper; these will make up the mouth area on your sea creature’s face (see image below). You mUse Craft Sticks For Holiday Fun

ay, need more than 8 sheets depending on how big your cardboard box is and how many stars per sheet works best for you.

Marker/pencil – You’ll also need these materials so that you can draw out templates onto each piece before cutting them out! This step isn’t necessary if you don’t mind free-handing everything but if there are multiple people working together on this project I’d recommend taking precautions so that no mistakes are made during construction time.”

How To Make Sea Animal Crafts

  • Use a template
  • Glue gun (for small crafts)
  • Paintbrush (for small crafts)
  • Hot glue gun (for large crafts)
  • Paint pen (if you don’t want to mess up your hands! Perfect for kids!)


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