Cute Ocean Paper Craft (template included)

Dive into the big wide ocean with this cute and fun Ocean Craft! Grab all of the craft paper scraps you have lying around and create this enchanting ocean craft with your little ones. This is such a perfect craft for World Ocean Day today! We have even included a template to make it super simple.

Ocean craft

In our home, we live by the motto "never enough paper crafts" so we're adding this cutie to our never-ending list of paper crafts.

Underwater sea creatures are always fun for little ones to make and this adorable ocean craft encourages them to use their imagination whilst thinking about the sea creatures living in our oceans. You'll only need a few simple supplies and you'll be on the way to dive into this colourful ocean craft.

Looking to get busy creating more ocean-themed crafts and activities? No worries, we have got you covered! Just check these and have a blast making them!

Scroll down your your printable ocean craft template

Easy ocean paper craft for kids

How to Make your Own Ocean Craft

Ocean Craft Supplies:

  • Coloured craft papers
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Black sharpie or marker pen

Easy ocean paper craft supplies

Ocean Craft Instructions:

STEP 1: Create your underwater layers.

Start by picking three or even more different shades of blue coloured craft paper. Cut each of the blue papers into the same width but different heights and then using a pencil, start tracing wave shapes along the top of the paper.

Take your scissors and cut all the wavy edges you've just traced. You may wish to pre cut these for younger toddlers and preschoolers.

ocean paper craft

STEP 2: Glue on waves.

Now it's time to start putting your ocean craft together. Chose a blue background and then glue on your wavy paper, starting with the tallest first.

ocean paper craft for kids

ocean craft for kids

STEP 3: Cut out underwater plants.

Take other coloured crafts papers and invite your kids to help you to trace the underwater plant patterns onto them! Once that's done, cut all the traced shapes. Make up your own shapes or use the printable template available at the bottom of the page.

Again for younger children you may want to pre cut these shapes.

ocean craft template

STEP 4: Now it's starting to take shape!

Take your cute ocean-themed plants and place them inside the wavy water layers and arranged them in your favourite way. Get creative!

ocean craft for preschoolers

ocean activities for preschoolers

STEP 5: Trace the fishies.

Now, it's time to add your under the sea creatures! Trace the fish, star fish and jelly fish patterns onto your favourite coloured craft papers and cut those shapes with scissors.

under the sea craft template

Add some google eyes and using a sharpie start tracing other features like little freckles or eyelashes to make the fish, jellyfish and starfish all that more adorable!

under the sea craft for kids

STEP 6: Arrange your sea creatures.

Place all the sea creatures onto your ocean scene. Once you're happy with your arrangement, it's time to use your glue and put everything together! Remember to let it dry before hanging it on the fridge!

under the sea sea creature craft for kids

Ocean paper craft for kids


To download these Ocean Craft for free click on the link below and use the discount code: fish. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

Ocean paper craft template

Preschoolers and older kids are going to have a blast making the different underwater sea creatures and toddlers can be part of this cute ocean craft too. A fun paper craft for everyone. Enjoy!

Easy ocean paper craft for kids (under the sea template included)

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