From coral reef dioramas, to paper plate fish and scary sharks have fun with our easy sea creature crafts! Have a go with one child or many...
Make this Coral Reef Aquarium craft with your children and learn all about the coral reefs of Australia.
Dioramas are always fun to make and display, and of course you can adapt this one to suit your child's age and the bits and pieces you have on hand.
This simple technique - of using one of our templates as a reverse stencil - has created a stunning watercolour beach scene that is a perfect activity for a creative afternoon, for children of all ages. Cut out the template in advance if you are planning to do this with younger kids.
It's always fun to have an end-product that moves after a crafty session, and this diving dolphin activity fits the bill nicely! Younger children will enjoy seeing their dolphin diving in and out of the waves...
Scrunching up tissue paper and gluing it somewhere is always a successful craft for little ones, and we think they will be thrilled with the results in this dolphin collage.
Kids will enjoy making this pretty dolphin pendant necklace, and will be proud to show it off!
This necklace would make a wonderful gift for a friend or relation, too.
This lovely painting project has a suitably watery theme given that the subject matter is a dolphin! Children will love how the colours blend together and enjoy watching the effect that the salt sprinkle has on the finished picture.
This adorable felt dolphin bookmark will make reading a joy for anyone who uses it. Children could make one as a gift for grandparents, parents, aunties, teachers...
This colourful fish mobile is a fun cutting and sticking activity for children. Cut out each matching pair of fish and then glue together, trapping a piece of thread behind them. Perfect as a nursery or playroom decoration!
We recently watched a documentary about the Himalayas and in that documentary they showed some monks working on an incredible mandala. It really was detailed and the colours were exquisite. We naturally wanted to work on our own mandalas.
In the colder months we definitely tend to do more crafts.
This is the simplest of all origami fish - using just two folds - but it is very effective, especially if you make a few! The position of the folds can be a little confusing, but once you have the hang of it you will find the fish very easy and quick to make.
Simple sewing skills and a few moments are required to turn out this pretty fish brooch. We've used a bright orange ribbon to make a goldfish for Chinese New Year, but of course you could use any colour.
Make a pretty, glittery, sequin fish with us - it's quick and easy to do and oh-so-pretty on display!
You can adapt this craft for a range of ages.
I don't know what kind of shark this is exactly, but I do know that I wouldn't want to meet it when I was going for a swim!
This stained glass picture looks stunning standing against a window to catch the light - perfect to display in the bathroom, possibly! Children will enjoy the effect of the different colours of blue tissue paper. Using the stick-back plastic makes this a relatively mess-free craft, too.
Wax resist painting is always a fun techinique to try with the kids and you can get some great results. It helps to have a topic to start with and in our case we were looking at Paul Klee's "The Goldfish" and decided to have a go at our own version.
This wooden spoon shark craft is original and very effective - it's sure to be a huge hit with the kids!
All our wooden spoon crafts can be used as puppets too.