Paper Seahorse Craft - Template Included!

If you have a child that absolutely ADORES sea creatures, you are going to love this seahorse craft. Toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids will all enjoy putting together this seahorse paper craft. It's such a fun ocean-themed craft idea. We have included a free seahorse template to make it super easy! Scroll down below for step-by-step directions to make your fun seahorse!

Paper seahorse craft for kids

seahorse craft

Ocean crafts are such a fun idea for kiddos who are obsessed with sea creatures. This seahorse craft doubles both as being super fun and a great learning opportunity! For even more fun for young children, you could pair it with Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle. This seahorse paper craft would go GREAT with a story.

You could also prolong the fun by making more under-the-sea crafts in a similar style. We have directions and templates to make the following sea creature crafts:

Ready to get started with your seahorse craft? Scroll down for our free seahorse template and step-by-step directions to make your own paper seahorse.

Seahorse paper craft

Seahorse craft

Seahorse craft supplies

  • Seahorse template (scroll down for link)
  • Coloured craft papers - teal, green, purple and white (or colours of your choice)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Watercolour paints - blue
  • Paintbrush

How to make a seahorse paper craft

STEP 1: Grab your supplies

First things first - round up all the supplies you need for your craft project! Time is precious and we don't have time to be running around in the middle of a craft, right? If you haven't snagged your seahorse template, you can find that by scrolling down below. 

STEP 2: Prepare the seahorse template

Now that you have all your supplies rounded up it is time to print off the template! You'll want to print this on coloured craft papers (or you can trace the template with a black sharpie on top of your chosen paper if you prefer).

To make the seahorse shown below print the detailed body on teal, the plain body on green, and the eyes on white. Alternatively, you can pick out your favorite colours! Alternatively, you can print the templates onto white and then colour or paint them in your chosen colours. Have fun with it!

Once you've done that, carefully cut out the different pieces.

Seahorse template

STEP 3: Assemble paper seahorse

Now we're ready to start putting our seahorse together! Line up the teal piece into the middle of the green piece and glue it in place. Then, glue the fin and eyes into place as shown below.

Optionally, cut out some small white pieces of paper and glue them in place to add some texture or highlights (as shown below). Then, cut out and color in some bubbles.

Seahorse craft for kids

STEP 4: Paint blue background

Next,  paint a white piece of paper different shades of blue using watercolour paint.  Lightly covering your paper with water before adding your watercolor paint creates a fun effect. This painted paper will serve as the ocean background for the seahorse craft. Set it aside and allow time to dry.

STEP 5: Finish up seahorse craft

After your ocean background has finished drying, glue your seahorse and bubbles into place. Your seahorse paper craft is now complete!

seahorse craft - ocean craft for kids


To get this seahorse craft template for free click on the link below and use the discount code - seahorse. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

paper seahorse craft template

We hope you have a blast putting together this seahorse craft! It's such a great simple afternoon craft project. Now go enjoy your newly created seahorse paper craft and display it for everyone to admire!

seahorse paper craft -  under the sea craft for kids

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