20 of the Best Beach and Ocean Themed Crafts for Kids

Have you been to the beach yet this summer? You are going to LOVE this list of beach crafts for kids that I’ve rounded up. There’s nothing more fun than the beach so of course we have to bring it into our crafting!


I’ve done my best to include as much variety as I can. You’ll find everything from ocean scenes to sand castle crafts to ocean animals! No matter what part of the beach your child loves, they are sure to find a fun beach or ocean themed craft that they are interested in.

The crafts on this list would also work great for teaching small children about their favorite ocean animals! We've got jellyfish, sharks, whales, and even a dolphin craft! There’s no shortage of fun with this list.

Ready to get started? Scroll down below for the full list of beach crafts for kids!

The BEST Beach Crafts for Kids

Paper Ocean Craft
First we have a fun ocean scene made from paper. Kids are sure to love building a fun ocean scene!


Ocean Suncatcher
It’s the perfect time for suncatchers, don’t you think? This ocean themed one is so fun!


Paper Roll Crab Craft
How cute is this crab?! Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy making this one during craft time.


Shark Paper Tube Craft
If you love paper roll crafts, this is another great one featuring a shark.


Fine Motor Octopus
For the smaller hands, they’ll enjoy helping you with this octopus. It’s a great craft for practicing fine motor skills!


Paper Plate Fish
How cute is this fish?! The pop of bright colors are sure to get kids excited.


Bubble Wrap Starfish
This starfish looks so fun, don’t you think? Bubble wrap and paint are sure to make for a fun time.


Paper Plate Sand Dollar
Sand dollars are the BEST part of going to the beach. Why not try a fun paper craft making a sand dollar too?


Paper Bowl Jellyfish Craft
These jellyfish are SO fun to make! They make for a great decoration during summer, too.


Paper Plate Beach Ball
It’s the beach after all, so what better way to have some fun than to make a beach ball?


Paper Sand Castle Craft
This paper scene is sure to have you craving to go to the beach! How awesome is that sand castle?!


Dolphin Process Art
This craft doubles both as a fun ocean animal craft and an opportunity to work on letters! Kids are sure to enjoy this one.


Paper Blowfish Craft
Blowfish are such a silly creature all kids love. This craft is super easy too and includes a free template. Easy peasy!


Turtle Bookmark Corner
If you have a little reader, why not make a book corner featuring a cool sea turtle? It might even get them reading a bit more haha!


Starfish Art Project
If you love process art projects, this is a great one to set out for your child. They can paint an ocean and add some fun starfish shapes.


Bottle Cap Fish Craft
Love recycling during craft time? This project features the use of bottle caps and is a great way to experiment with different materials.


Ocean Process Art Project
This is another process art project I love. It’s so messy and fun!


Paper Seahorse Craft
Seahorses are a pretty neat sea creature, if you ask me. Kids are sure to love making these brightly coloured seahorses with GLITTER!


Water Bottle Whale Craft
Have a child loving whales right now? This is the perfect craft for them and a great use of recycling!


Rainbow Fish Craft
We can’t forget the rainbow fish, can we? Plus look how fun this cute craft is!


Which beach craft is your favourite?

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