Rain or shine your preschooler can still enjoy some fun in the sun with these ocean crafts for preschool! We’ve got floating fishes, jiggly playdough jellyfish, and more. If you’re looking for fun ocean crafts to do under the sun this summer, we’ve got you covered with 20 different crafts to choose from. Happy undersea creature creating.
Have your preschooler personalize their own pool noodle floating fish that they can play with in their centers and use in dramatic play.
Create your own cute crab and practice your little ones’ motor skills by painting, cutting, and gluing with this paper plate crab by Simple Everyday Mom.
Practice placing pom-poms to complete the turtle’s shell. It’s the perfect practice for little hands.
Let your little help cut out, assemble, and color this fun shark headband craft by Simple Everyday Mom.
Can your preschooler help recreate the jellyfish’s jiggly tentacles? Strengthen those fine motor skills by rolling out the tentacles and then laying them on mats to match the lines.
Try this hands-on craft, by Simple Everyday Mom. It involves getting your preschooler’s hand prints to create an adorable octopus friend.
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Practice perfecting these under the sea patterns using blocks and then count up how many you used for each project.
Create a beautiful backdrop for a sea animal with watercolors and coffee filters using these steps from A Little Pinch of Perfect.
Clownfish have never been cuter than in this craft from Simple Everyday Mom. Between cutting and gluing, it’s a great opportunity for your preschool to sharpen their motor skills.
Get ready for your kiddo to design the prettiest paper plate seashells you’ve ever seen! This cute craft by Artsy Craftsy Mom incorporates painting, cutting, hole punching, and stringing your seashell with yarn.
Use the template from Simple Everyday Mom for the base of the mermaid and then style their hair using the outline of your little’s handprint.
These super-sweet cupcake fish are a simple craft from iHeartCraftyThings. Have your kiddo glue down the cupcake liners and decorate the background with bubbles, sequins, or pipe cleaners for seaweed.
You’ll love this low prep Ocean Binder:
Your preschooler will adore creating these sweet seahorses by Simple Everyday Mom. All you need is paper plates, crafting essentials, and of course, glitter!
These bubbly button fish by iHeartCraftyThings are the perfect preschool craft. Your littles can practice creating their fish and group them by color and size.
Disney’s Sebastian has nothing on these cuties! Easy Peasy and Fun brings upcycling and a fun ocean to life with these cute crabs.
This is the craft that keeps on entertaining even after the project is complete. Check out this paper bag whale puppet by Simple Everyday Mom that your preschooler will love to put together and play with.
Try this shaving cream seahorse craft by iHeartCraftyThings with your preschooler for sensory fun and a unique painting technique.
This sensory shark calming bottle from Stir the Wonder is an exciting project for your preschooler to put together, but can also be used time and time again to promote calm and curiosity about the deep blue sea.
Ocean Counting Mats are perfect for morning activities.
These colorful cute octopuses involve finger paint, practicing colors, and a whole lot of fun for your preschooler. Check it out at iheartartncrafts.
Create upcycled jellyfish with your preschooler using items you likely already have at home. This craft from Teach Me Mommy is not only fun, but also teaches your preschooler about reusing and recycling.