18 Ocean Crafts for Preschoolers

Looking to explore the big blue sea and do some lovely ocean crafts with your preschooler this summer?

From clownfish to orcas, from paper plates to popsicle sticks, this post has all the best ocean crafts for preschoolers

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18 Ocean Themed Crafts for Preschool

Listed below are 18 ocean crafts that are perfect for preschool and pre-k students. Get ready to explore under the sea through the world of art. 

By Simple Everyday Mom

Turn your child’s hands into this adorable octopus handprint craft! Perfect for summertime!


Use a paper plate to make this cute whale craft and learn about the biggest animal in the ocean!

From All About Learning Press

What a fun way to work on letter recognition and letter sounds with your preschooler! This uppercase craft comes with a free printable template, and all you need is some construction paper, scissors, glue, and googly eyes. 

By Craftsy Hacks

This popsicle stick fish craft is so fun to make! A perfect DIY project for the kids to learn about the power of oceans. And bonus, you can turn your fish into classroom decor! 

By Taming Little Monsters

This Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft is simple enough, even preschoolers will enjoy it. Not only does it inspire creativity, it also works on those fine motor skills through threading. Kids will love making this sea creature this summer.

By Artsy Momma

This happy hammerhead is the perfect craft to add to a preschool ocean theme. All you need is the printable shark template, paper, glue, and scissors. Level up the craft by following the tutorial on how to make a watercolor background for your shark.


Make a beautiful ocean scene that the kids can display in the window, letting the light shine through on all their fish and ocean creatures!

By Little Ladoo

This crab craft is an awesome way to reuse leftover Citrus peels. All you need is cardstock paper, a few orange peels, googly eyes and some glue. 

By Mums Creative Cupboard

Free printable star fish and fish outline to help little ones work on their fine motor skills. Use glue to keep the finished result as a fun little craft. 😊

By Simple Everyday Mom

Preschoolers will love creating this paper bag orca craft. Download a free template to make it easy peasy.

By Taming Little Monsters

Have a little sea turtle lover? Try this paper plate turtle craft. It’s fun, easy, and perfect for toddlers and preschoolers this summer.

By Family Focus Blog

Cute and easy to make jellyfish. Preschoolers will love making and playing with these silly ocean creatures.

By Lovely Indeed

These resin coasters look fancy, but they’re a perfect craft to do with small kids! Let them measure, mix, pour, and add their favorite ocean treasures.

By Honey and Lime

This tropical paper plate fish craft is such a cute ocean art project to make with your kids. And if your littles know who Nemo is, I’m sure they’ll be extra excited to get creating.

By Mama of Minis

This shark craft for kids uses a cereal box, or other recycled box, as well as other materials that you most likely already have around the house. When complete, the shark can open and close its mouth and kids can play with their craft for hours.

By Red Ted Art

A craft that literally rocks! This paper plate submarine is one of the cutest crafts for preschoolers to make and play with this summer! 

By The Soccer Mom Blog

This super easy kids craft lets kids gobble up imaginary fish along with the sharks on the big screen!

By Mommy Made That

This fun rainbow fish craft is made from a paper plate and a few cupcake liners. It’s a simple but fun ocean craft that even younger kids would love to make. Perfect craft to go along with The Rainbow Fish book. 

Ocean Crafting!

I hope this post gave you tons of ideas for exploring the ocean open and diving deep into crafts with your preschooler. Happy crafting! 

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What are some of your favorite ocean crafts to do with little kids? Share your top picks in the comments below and be sure to share this post with other crafty ones. 

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2 thoughts on “18 Ocean Crafts for Preschoolers”

    1. Prairie Roots Homeschool

      Thank you for the kind words, Hannah! Looking forward to checking out all of the fun pumpkin craft ideas. 🙂

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