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Easy Ocean craft idea for kids (with free printable)

Simple under the sea craft idea for kids

If you are looking for an easy and low-prep ocean-themed craft idea for kids, you are in the right place.

This ocean craft is suitable for young kids like preschoolers and kindergarteners. You don’t need many materials as this is a paper craft.

So shall we begin?

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So, let’s start!

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Materials Required:

  • Template #18 – Under the ocean craft template (available in our free resource library – get the password by signing up using the form in step 1)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper blade
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Cardboard piece/popsicle stick/plastic straw

How do you make a paper ocean step-by-step

Step 1: Download and print the free Ocean craft template

Fish swimming under the ocean craft for kids step-by-step

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Free printable template for Under the Ocean craft

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    Step 2: Cut the shapes out from the template

    Fish swimming under the ocean craft for kids step-by-step

    Cut the fish, plants and all the other shapes out from the template. And also, trim the sides of the paper ocean, cutting the white parts out.

    Younger kids may not be able to do it on their own. You can assist them if necessary.

    Fish swimming under the ocean craft for kids step-by-step

    Now, take the paper ocean. Now, we need to make a slit in the middle of the paper ocean.

    Well, it’s not exactly in the middle when you measure from top to bottom, but a little bit higher than in the middle. Since we also need to paste other plants and sea creatures and need space for the fish to slide, make sure you leave enough space in the lower part for all of that.

    To make the slit, draw a rectangle of length 15 cm and a breadth of 1 cm.

    Fish swimming under the ocean craft for kids step-by-step

    Cut the rectangle out and we get the slit.

    Fish swimming under the ocean craft for kids step-by-step

    Now, we need to make a stick to slide the fish to the left and right, so that it can swim.

    For this, you can use a popsicle stick or a straw. But here we made a stick using a thick cardboard piece. If you don’t have other materials in hand, you can follow our method.

    To make the stick using cardboard, cut a rectangular piece of length 15 cm and width 1 cm. Insert it through the slit and paste the backside of the fish onto the stick. That’s it!

    The little fish is now ready to swim!

    Fish swimming under the ocean craft for kids step-by-step

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