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15 Sea Creatures for Kids to Make

Turn your home into an aquarium with these fun under the sea crafts!

By: Moriah Meeks, Editor,
15 Sea Creature Crafts for Kids

Sea creature crafts are always a big hit with the kids, so check out these 15 Sea Creatures for Kids to Make. These are all great summer craft ideas and can be fun crafts to do when returning home from the beach or the aquarium. Kids who love making zoo animal crafts will love making these fish craft ideas a reality. From DIY paper plate crafts for kids to edible crafts for kids, we've compiled an all-inclusive list of fun and adorable sea creature crafts for your little ones to make. 

Your kids will love doing these art projects this summer, and each craft is inexpensive to make. Many of these crafts can even be done as activities for the beach while they're taking a break from swimming. From the youngest children to the older ones, we have under the sea crafts that everyone will enjoy. These under the sea activities for kids would also make a great theme for a birthday party. We've even included a sea creature birthday snack below to get you started. Before you know it, the kids' rooms will look more like fish tanks with all the sea critters they've made!

Paper Plate Sea Creatures Crafts

This collection of DIY paper plate crafts for kids will leave you wondering why paper plates were meant to hold food to begin with. These adorable crafts are budget-friendly, and you are more likely to already have the materials for them in your own home. We have some fish crafts and even a jellyfish craft using paper plates and other paper materials to make the kids' scaly friends come to life. 

Paper Sea Creature Crafts

Looking to expand your under-the-sea crafting experience beyond just paper plate crafts? We've also gathered some great general paper crafts for kids that will also fulfill your kids' fishy needs. The materials are still budget-friendly and likely to be lying around your home. We've got kids painting craft ideas, thumb print painting, paper folding crafts, and so much more all still representing the underwater theme! 

Edible Sea Creature Crafts

All these sea critter crafts are probably making the kids hungry. You don't have to venture far from the ocean theme with these edible crafts for kids. We've got sea creature snacks from chocolatey starfish to octopus gummies. Your kids are going to love nibbling on their own tasty fish feed.

What's your favorite sea creature?

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I love dolphins, but those starfish are pretty darn cute! Putting these on my list to make.


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