The ocean is teeming with loads of possibilities for amazing ocean theme activities for kids! If you are looking to keep the kids busy and give them something to work on this summer, these fun ocean crafts are the way to go! Ocean activities are perfect for early learning, and these under the seas crafts and art activities will take you through kindergarten and elementary ages as well!



These ocean theme craft ideas below are so fun and easy to include everyone in. We love simple projects that look amazing but don’t take a ton of time, supplies, or craftiness to do. Some of these ocean art and craft projects might even include a little bit of science.

Great for a preschool or elementary ocean theme! Whether just for fun, or to learn about the ocean and the animals that live, there’s sure to be a ocean craft activity for everyone!

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Fish Painting

This fun and easy ocean craft will sure to be a hit with your kids. Paint fish inspired by famous artist Jackson Pollock and his style of ‘action painting’ and abstract art! Free printable included!

Map of the Ocean Floor

What does the ocean floor look like? Be inspired by scientist and map builder, Marie Tharp and make your own relief map of the world with easy DIY shaving cream paint.

3D Ocean Paper Craft

Create an ocean paper craft project that is perfect for older kids too!

Salt Painting

This cool ocean theme craft is very easy to make with just a few simple materials from the kitchen. Combine art with science with STEAM learning, and discover about absorption.

Glow In The Dark Jellyfish

This ocean craft is a fun and easy way to explore bio-luminescence in living organisms while combining art and a bit of engineering.

Salt Dough Starfish

This easy salt dough starfish craft is sure to be a hit in your classroom or at home to explore these awesome sea stars. Learn more about starfish as you create your own models out of salt dough!  

sea star craft for under the sea theme for preschoolers

Turtle Dot Painting

Dot painting is a great way to develop your child’s fine motor skills, and strengthen grasp and manual control. Plus, it’s fun! Get our free printable turtle template and create your own fun dot painting design.

Ocean In A Bottle

Explore the ocean with a variety of neat visual textures in our simple to make ocean sensory bottles or jars.



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Easy and fun ocean activities for kids