Ocean-Inspired Origami Interactive Paper Crafts

Contents
  1. 20+ Cute and Easy Origami for Kids
  2. A ton of super awesome origami for kids projects!
  3. You can see them in action here
  4. Origami rings? Oh yes!
  5. Unlock VIP Printables – Become a Member
  6. 5 simple pen and paper crafts to do with kids
  7. Paper Tree
  8. 15 Spectacular Buildings Where Origami Meets Architecture
  9. Festival Hall of the Tiroler Festspiele – Erl, Austria
  10. Tel Aviv Museum of Art –Tel Aviv, Israel
  11. Nestlé Chocolate Museum –Mexico City, Mexico
  12. Panteón Nube –Murcia, Spain
  13. Klein Bottle House –Rye, Victoria, Australia
  14. Park Pavilion –Cuenca, Spain
  15. Karuizawa Museum Complex –Nagano, Japan
  16. Embedded Project –Shanghai, China
  17. Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies –Ningbo, China
  18. Origami House –Barcelona, Spain
  19. Chapel for the Deaconesses of St. Loup – Hôpital de St-Loup, Switzerland
  20. Estacao Oriente – Lisbon, Portugal
  21. Barclays Headquarters – Paris, France
  22. Helios House – Los Angeles, USA
  23. Health Department Building – Bilbao, Spain
  24. 70 Creative sea animal crafts for kids (Ocean creatures)
  25. CREATIVE SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS
  26. DIORAMA FOR SEA ANIMAL BARRIER REEF
  27. CORAL REEF OCEAN CREATURES
  28. MINI MASON JAR AQUARIUM
  29. SEA CREATURES EGG CARTONS
  30. SEA CREATURE CRAYONS
  31. SEA CREATURES HANGING
  32. DIY SEA CREATURE KIDS SOAP
  33. CLAY TURTLE TIC TAC TOE
  34. WALNUT TURTLES
  35. HOW TO MAKE A FELT SEA TURTLE
  36. STUFFED FABRIC TURTLE FOR KIDS
  37. EGG CARTON TORTOISE
  38. WOVEN PAPER FISH
  39. LITTLE MERMAID CRAFT
  40. GOLD FISH KIDS CRAFT
  41. BOTTLE CAP FISH ART
  42. DIY BUTTON FISH
  43. POPSICLE STICK FISH
  44. PAPER PLATE SEA ANIMALS
  45. PUFFY PAINT FISH
  46. SEA FISH MAGNET GAME
  47. SEA SHELL FISH
  48. FEED THE SHARK GAME
  49. BUBBLE WRAP STAR FISH
  50. PAPER PLATE STAR FISH
  51. BUTTON STARFISH
  52. CARDBOARD OCTOPUS
  53. PAPER OCTOPUS
  54. RECYCLE OCTOPUS CRAFT
  55. STYROFOAM OCTOPUS
  56. TOILET ROLL OCTOPUS CRAFT
  57. PIPE CLEANER JELLYFISH
  58. JELLYFISH MIXED MEDIA PAINTING
  59. SEA URCHIN KIDS CRAFT
  60. PAPER PLATE OYSTER PEARLS
  61. SEA HORSE PAINTING
  62. DIY SEASHELL SEAHORSE ART
  63. STYROFOAM CUP CRABS
  64. CLOTHES PEG MERMAIDS
  65. PAPER PLATE LOBSTER

20+ Cute and Easy Origami for Kids

Ocean-Inspired Origami Interactive Paper Crafts

Let the folding fun begin! There is a whole bunch of amazing (and easy) origami for kids projects waiting for you on this page – all of these have a step by step tutorials showing how to make them!

I’m sure you are going to love each and every one of the projects featured as all of them are oh so pretty!

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A ton of super awesome origami for kids projects!

You can do these with any kind of paper although I really, really recommend you use origami paper and you can even get a patterned origami paper which is beyond adorable!

Can’t wait to start folding? Neither can I – so let’s jump right into the water ;).

You can see them in action here

Some call them cootie catchers, others call them fortune tellers (and I’m sure they have a few more names) – whatever the name the fun stays the same!

Grab the printable shark cootie catcher template and let the folding fun begin!

Love these? We’ve got more

Browse our fun cootie catcher designs 

Last but not least – oldie but goldie!

Learn how to make a paper boat.

If your kids are cat persons (as I am hehehehe) they will love folding these paper cats.

This one will be loved by all the little ninjas around the world – a transforming star!

See the instructions here. What do We do All Day

And here is another version of these little jumping cooties!

See how to fold a paper frog! It’s Always Autumn

This swan is jet another great origami for beginners – easy to fold and looks pretty!

See the folding instructions. Red Ted Art

Hop, hop goes the bunny! Your kids will love making this fluffy animal and you can even top this projet with a pom pom for a tail.

See the origami bunny folding instructions. Tinkerlab

Hear them flutter!

Learn how to make origami butterflies. Red Ted Art

Not technically an origami but this little snake craft will give the little hands a decent warm up on folding.

Learn how to make accordion snakes.

Love elephants? Fold one!

Check out the folding instructions to make an elephant! Hodge Podge Craft

How about a bunch of colorful cubes?

Make origami cubes! Origami Mommy

These one can be adorable or a bit creepy (in a fun artistic way that is!)

See how to make a blinking eye! Kids Activities Blog

You can easily make an awesome looking bear too!

See how to make one! All for the Boys

Origami rings? Oh yes!

Honestly, what’s more fancy than your own paper folded jewelry? You won’t be able to stop making these!

See how to make fancy rings. ZakkaLife

These are really great around Valentine’s day but there’s nothing stopping you from making them all year round!

See how to make hearts. The Connection We Share

How about making a few of these cute birdies?

See the instructions. Red Ted Art

Can’t you just see a bunch of folded human faces your kids are going to make? These really look great don’t they?

See the folded paper faces instructions. Pink Stripey Socks

You could make a whole fairy village with these!

See the origami mushroom instructions. Krokotak

There are many fish in the sea… And your kids can make as many as they want!

Follow this simple origami fist instructions.  Childhood 101

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5 simple pen and paper crafts to do with kids

Ocean-Inspired Origami Interactive Paper Crafts

Necessity is the mother of invention. 

Before the vastness of the internet we had some creative ways to make simple games and toys at home. 

If you didn't manage to get to a craft store before the lockdown, don't worry. These old school projects only need the basics: pens, paper, scissors and glue.  

So if you have littlies bored at home and inspiration running on empty, try pulling some activity ideas from your own childhood. 

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ORIGAMI

The ancient Japanese art of folding shouldn't be reserved for grown up tidying endeavours. There are plenty of basic shapes kids can create and decorate with a few squares cut from of A4 . 

We recommend starting with a classic the modular cube, then progressing to fortune tellers, or finger puppets. 

Make the origami model yourself beforehand to test out the difficulty level and so the kids have something to work from. Some origami tutorials are just photos, some are printable templates and of course others are easy to follow videos.

Origami cubes are made using six sheets of square paper which are made into interlocking units. Younger children may need a bit of help the first time they give this a try. 

You probably remember making fortune tellers to play with your school friends. They can be played several ways and kids can add their own fortunes or directions inside. 

One of the simplest origami projects for kids is an adorable origami puppy face, which only takes a couple of minutes. This can also be turned into a bear, panda or fox by folding the ears differently and drawing on a different face. The same can be done to make a set of animal origami finger puppets.

Sit next to your children rather than opposite them, otherwise you'll be looking at the project upside down and remember to wait for them to complete each step before moving on to the next. 

TOILET PAPER ROLL BINOCULARS

Upcycle toilet paper rolls into a pair of crafty pretend binoculars.

One thing every family household is sure to be going through a lot of right now is loo rolls, and you'll be wanting to give kids another reason to look at the backyard with a fresh set of eyes. 

Pretend play is a great way for kids to explore and make sense of the world around them and often the best way to get it started is with the right accessory. 

Inspire kids to go on a backyard safari of their own by crafting binoculars from toilet paper rolls.

A play set of binoculars encourages imaginary professions in zoology, animal behaviour, science and technology. Consider watching a film Jurassic Park or Jumanji to start their imaginations and then get ready go on safari in quarantine.  

You'll need: two toilet paper rolls, scissors, glue, and paper and string to decorate (optional). Step by step instructions can be found here. 

What arts and crafts projects have you done with your kids to keep them entertained during lockdown? Leave it in the comments below or email pictures to homed@stuff.co.nz

PAPER CHAIN HUNGRY CATERPILLAR 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a family classic and most kids have made a paper chain at some point. So while this craft is simple, it brings a fiction favourite to life in a matter of minutes. 

Kids will love having their very own caterpillar to put on the bookshelf. 

You'll need paper in red, green and black (colour in white pages if you must), scissors and glue/or a stapler to make the chain links. If you have google eyes handy, you can add these, or draw on your own. 

Make the head from a red loop of paper and two strips of black paper, curled using a scissor blade, for the antennas and draw a mouth and eyes. The body of the caterpillar is made from a green paper chain. 

PAPER WEAVING 

Paper weaving is another simple craft with a beautiful result. All they need is two colourful pieces of paper and a pair of scissors to cut strips. 

Again, if you don't have coloured paper handy, break out some markers or any paints you may have on hand to decorate some plain printer paper. 

Fold the paper in half and cut evenly spaced slits (about 2.5cm) starting from the folded edge, and stop about 2.5cm from the opposite edge. 

Carefully unfold the first paper. 

Cut your second coloured paper into even strips. To begin, take one paper strip and weave it across the slits, going over and under the slits.

Move the woven strip to the top. Weave your second strip the opposite way. If your first trip went over then under, the second should go under then over. Weave strips in an alternating pattern until your square or rectangle is full. 

Flip the paper over and apply glue at the ends of each paper strip, then fold them over the edges. 

PAPER LANTERNS

House lacking festive decoration? Or perhaps you have a birthday to celebrate in lockdown? 

You can brighten up a room by hanging handmade paper lanterns on string, or placing them on windowsills, on whatever you've got, really. This is a great project to progress to from the paper weaving because it follows the same principle of folding and cutting slits to create a shape, only this one is a 3D cylinder. 

Homed

Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/120668436/5-simple-pen-and-paper-crafts-to-do-with-kids

Paper Tree

Ocean-Inspired Origami Interactive Paper Crafts

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15 Spectacular Buildings Where Origami Meets Architecture

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By Andreea on May 1, 2020 in Inspiration

Origami, an ancient art of Japan, is a creative method of folding paper to develop beautiful shapes and forms.

After it was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s, it has evolved into a modern art form, which has inspired artists from all over the world and from many areas of the arts, including architecture.

Attempts to make architectural designs based on the concept of origami designs range from residential buildings to hotels, amusement centers, offices, etc., especially now that origami has become something of a trend in contemporary architecture.

In support of this idea, here are 15 amazing buildings from around the world which bring together splendidly the art of origami and that of architecture and design.

Festival Hall of the Tiroler Festspiele – Erl, Austria

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This angular black concert hall was designed by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects after winning a competition for the design of the project in 2007.

The new Festival Hall was meant to contrast with the curved white playhouse it accompanies in Erl, Austria, but its form and positioning also relate to the impressive landscape setting defined by the rock formations in the back, and to the presence of its neighbouring historical counterpart.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art – Tel Aviv, Israel

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Located in the center of the city’s cultural complex, the program for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building posed the architectural challenge of resolving the tension between the tight, triangular site and the museum’s need for a series of large, neutral rectangular galleries. The solution: subtly twisting geometric surfaces that connect the disparate angles between the galleries and the context, while refracting natural light into the recesses of the half buried building.

Designed by Preston Scott Cohen, Inc, Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building was the First Prize Winner in the Herta and Paul Amir International Competition.

Nestlé Chocolate Museum – Mexico City, Mexico

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The concept used by Rojkind Arquitectos for designing the building started froma playful folding shape that is evocative for kids, of an origami shaped bird, or maybe a spaceship.

What might seem a capricious form is the fruit of diligent design explorations and an intuition about what the place should express. The spectacular result is as firm as the faceted shapes which sustain it.

Panteón Nube – Murcia, Spain

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The Panteón Nube located in Murcia, Spain and built by studio Clavel Arquitectos is a modern tomb, which features an asymmetrical design and an ambient light provided by the onyx stone.

The Panteón Nube tomb is contained within a faceted shell, which is revealed when the doors are rotated open. However, the zig-zagging doors of this mausoleum can only be opened in one specific order that just the owner knows.

By doing this, the architects wanted to refer to the mystery surrounding death.

Klein Bottle House – Rye, Victoria, Australia

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Designed by McBride Charles Ryan, this holiday home is situated in heavily treed sand dunes directly behind 16th beach at Rye on the Mornington Peninsula, only two hours from Melbourne.

The building is the idea of the origami version of the Klein Bottle which was the perfect fit to the constraints of the site. The result is a unique and spectacular shape.

 lLrgely steel framed and clad in cement and metal sheet, incombustible and lightweight, these materials meet stringent fire overlays.

Park Pavilion – Cuenca, Spain

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Designed by Moneo Brock Studio, this enclosed pavilion and surrounding park is situated on a 35-acre site bordered by the Júcar and Moscas Rivers and the historic Spanish city of Cuenca.

 Composed of 23 pentagonal modules that together form a structural network, this steel and glass pavilion addresses the relationship between the natural beauty of the landscape and the adjacent urban fabric.

Karuizawa Museum Complex – Nagano, Japan

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Tokyo-based architecture practice yasui hideo atelier designed Karuizawa Museum Complex in Nagano-Ken, Japan, seeking to achieve a visual contrast from the curvilinear facility by drawing from the traditional craft of origami.

Lying low to the ground, the single-level building exhibits a series of folds and pleats in its overall form.

The faceted surface creates a topography of its own, referencing the rolling peaks of the surrounding Yatsugatake mountain, while the triangular windows clustered around the south facade provide a level of transparency to balance out the solid nature of the titanium exterior.

Embedded Project – Shanghai, China

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This temporary, interactive installation designed by HHD_FUN was the concept of ‘complex systems’ which can observe, perceive and research our living world, society and biology.

 Abandoning traditional architectural design methodology and using this computational algorithm, the artists (architects) seek to challenge the traditional top-downdesign method.

Connecting the logic of the algorithm and its execution process with physical architecture can generate unexpected results. To visualize these results, the generated digital data are embedded into the Google Earth projections.

Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies – Ningbo, China

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Nottingham University has opened a new campus in Ningbo, China: The Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET).

The building was designed by  Mario Cucinella Architects to minimize its environmental impact by promoting energy efficiency, generating its own energy from renewable sources, storing rainwater and re-using grey water where appropriate.

It is intended that this building will not require conventional heating or cooling systems, and residual energy requirements will be met by renewable sources.

The building is conceived as a beacon, which is visible from all around the campus. The tower wrapped in printed glass twists and distorts a Chinese lantern creating many different facades and an uniform skin which will glimmer by day, while by night certain fully glazed panels will become transparent.

Origami House – Barcelona, Spain

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This amazing house in Barcelona, Spain, called the AA House has been designed by OAB deriving their inspiration from the geometry and simple design of the Japanese origami styles. The roofs and pavilions are made to be so sharp and facing in different directions. This home is also painted fully in white tones making some spacious illusions for the home look.

Chapel for the Deaconesses of St. Loup – Hôpital de St-Loup, Switzerland

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Localarchitecture and architect Danilo Mondada were awarded in 2007 the contract to renovate the mother house of the Deaconess Community of St-Loup.

Built directly on the ground, the new chapel blends subtly and delicately with the landscape. Interpreting the traditional lay protestant churches, the design creates a space whose horizontal and vertical dimensions vary via a series of origami- folds, which give rhythm to the interior and exterior of the building.

Estacao Oriente – Lisbon, Portugal

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Lisbon Orient Station, one of the main transport hubs in Lisbon, Portugal and one of the world’s largest stations, was built for the Expo ’98 world’s fair in Parque das Nações, where it is located.

Designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, well known for designs that are often rooted in natural patterns and forms, particularly sea life and birds, the station bears considerable resemblance to such shapes , as well as the architect’s earlier Allen Lambert Galleria within Toronto’s Brookfield Place.

Barclays Headquarters – Paris, France

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Much of the design of this building was influenced by the unusual location of the site (on a 20 meter-wide stripe on the avenue, and an extension in the rear, between two courtyard gardens), which led the architects of Manuelle Gautrand Architecture to develop a project that would embrace and take advantage of the view and immerse into the natural light. An emblematic showcase of the building — the main façade is mostly glass, partially covered with a second — skin of screen-printed marble pattern. The rendered effect is a tremendous origami and the view of this delicate folded marble can be enjoyed both from exterior and interior of the building.

Helios House – Los Angeles, USA

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The Helios House is a gas station in Los Angeles, which soon after its building in 2007 became a landmark of the city.

Designed by Office dA in Boston and Johnston Marklee Architects in Los Angeles with the purpose to reinvent the standard gas station design, it also comes with special green features: the roof, which is draught tolerant and collects water from irrigation, is formed of triangles made from recycled stainless steel and contains cacti and 90 solar panels, which reduces the energy consumption of the station by 16%.

Health Department Building – Bilbao, Spain

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The striking glass exterior of this Health Department building in Bilbao, Spain is how designers of Coll-Barreau Arquitectos responded to the city’s restrictive building code that requires stepped setbacks for all multistory buildings along its main streets.

The result was this eye-catching hybrid that boosts the structure’s energy efficiency in addition to making it stand out on the boulevard.

This design also comes with two major practical benefits: noise from the busy boulevard is noticeably reduced and solar heat gain is decreased via radiation reduction and a breathable wall system.

Source: https://freshome.com/inspiration/origami-inspired-buildings-architecture/

70 Creative sea animal crafts for kids (Ocean creatures)

Ocean-Inspired Origami Interactive Paper Crafts

Teaching and learning with kids and their creativity is so rewarding. Make these creative sea animal crafts and activities with kids.

Great ideas for imaginative preschoolers and children who love to make ocean creatures fishes, octopus, sharks, water plants, crabs, lobsters, star fish, whale, turtles, coral reef and so much more.

Since the ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. here are some fun loving activities for your kids to help them learn, make, and inspire in the best way with games and DIY craft ideas related to sea animals. Activities in this collection are applicable to all age groups from toddlers – kindergartners to 5th graders.

CREATIVE SEA ANIMAL CRAFTS

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DIORAMA FOR SEA ANIMAL BARRIER REEF

Teach your kids how to make this fun card here. Let their imagination go wild in choosing animals and their positions. The idea is to use puffy paint to color the sea creatures and use digital stamps for the base.

CORAL REEF OCEAN CREATURES

Kids love to explore underwater life at aquariums and museums, what they would love more than that is if they had their own aquarium to play with all day. Even if they are not yet ready to pet a living sea creature but they are definitely ready to make their very own aquarium, tutorial here.

The old school shoe box activity never gets old, and they even have printable for you to choose from.

MINI MASON JAR AQUARIUM

Main equipment for this project include Mason Jar and lots of sea creature figurines, tutorialhere.

SEA CREATURES EGG CARTONS

This tutorial uses very basic craft materials pipe cleaners, beads and obviously egg cartons to create master pieces, here.

SEA CREATURE CRAYONS

Upcycle old and broken crayons into interesting water animal shapes using molds filled with crayons and melt them in the oven to reshape, tutorial here.

SEA CREATURES HANGING

Make this fun decorative hanging with beads, felt and yarn. Also great for teaching fine motor skills and sequencing.

DIY SEA CREATURE KIDS SOAP

Homemade soaps with ocean animal squeaky toy, made using tutorial here. Also make great party favors.

These are the cutest non living turtle I’ve ever encountered and the best part is they are way too easy to make. Make cutout turtle bodies with formic sheets also called foam and recycle plastic bottle bottoms for the turtle shell, finished with buttons and thread, here.

CLAY TURTLE TIC TAC TOE

A fun activity and game for 2 or 3 year old kids to make with clay, here.

WALNUT TURTLES

Walnut shells, googly eyes and paper turtle bodies to make this cute craft here.

HOW TO MAKE A FELT SEA TURTLE

Felt cutouts glued together to make sea turtle/ tortoise in two different ways here.

STUFFED FABRIC TURTLE FOR KIDS

Make a fluffy plush toy following the instructions here. 

EGG CARTON TORTOISE

Make these cute sea animals using egg carton, pom poms and buttons. Found here.

WOVEN PAPER FISH

Weave paper or ribbons together to create contrasting patterns for fish bodies with this kids craft.

LITTLE MERMAID CRAFT

Help your little princess in creating her favorite fairy tale become a reality with these 3 in 1 free printables of DIY 3D Princess Ariel, 3D flounder and, 3D Ursula.

GOLD FISH KIDS CRAFT

An interactive story telling fish craft, the idea can be used to create various sea animals.

BOTTLE CAP FISH ART

Repurpose bottle caps to create an ocean scene, project here.

DIY BUTTON FISH

A tutorial to make fish with buttons by sewing on the felt to create a decorative frame. This idea is also good for creating button fish using glue, fabric, paper and so much more.

POPSICLE STICK FISH

Colorful angelfish created using craft sticks also called ice cream sticks and lolly sticks here.

PAPER PLATE SEA ANIMALS

Fun to create and super fun to innovate with colors, project here.

PUFFY PAINT FISH

Paint based activity that involves use of puffy paint using shaving cream and colored glue to create fish craft here.

SEA FISH MAGNET GAME

Build and play fishing game with these felt fishes and fishing rods using the instructions here.

SEA SHELL FISH

Put your seashells collection from last visit to beach to good use into making these cute fish crafts found here.

FEED THE SHARK GAME

Equally fun activity for toddlers and kindergartners that is learning based for teaching kids about alphabets found here.

Cut the water and paint with acrylic paints.

BUBBLE WRAP STAR FISH

Create this bubble wrap pattern on paper and cutout the star to make this project here.

PAPER PLATE STAR FISH

An easy craft that can also be made with styro foam,

BUTTON STARFISH

Cute sea craft for kids made with buttons and glue gun, here.

Fun project that involves dipping and pressing pipe cleaner made stamps to create different shapes.

CARDBOARD OCTOPUS

 Give few materials cardboard, paint and markers to your kids with instructions from here.

PAPER OCTOPUS

Craft sea animals with kids using crepe paper and colored papers this octopus here.

RECYCLE OCTOPUS CRAFT

Create an octopus shaped memory box by recycling empty chocolate and cookie tin and cardboard boxes, tutorial here.

STYROFOAM OCTOPUS

Make a cute octopus sea animal craft with foam ball and paper, found here.

TOILET ROLL OCTOPUS CRAFT

Make this cute ocean creature with toilet paper roll and threads, found here.

PIPE CLEANER JELLYFISH

Pipe cleaner and styrofoam balls cut in half makes perfect jellyfishes with googly eyes and some paint, project found here.

JELLYFISH MIXED MEDIA PAINTING

Tutorial here uses mediums acrylic paint, pastel, chalk etc to create different effects on the paper.

SEA URCHIN KIDS CRAFT

Sea Urchins are really fascinating sea creatures. They are actually carnivorous living animals which look plants. Kids don’t find them on beaches and sea shores, these hidden treasures live under the sea on the seabed, craft here.

PAPER PLATE OYSTER PEARLS

Pearl bracelet in an oyster made with paper plate from the ocean floor, tutorial here.

SEA HORSE PAINTING

Painted patterns that can be created using things bubble wrap, egg carton and sponge etc here.

DIY SEASHELL SEAHORSE ART

This project is so neat, it can also be used as a home decor instructions here.

STYROFOAM CUP CRABS

Pipe cleaners and disposable cups makes cute ocean crabs THESE.

CLOTHES PEG MERMAIDS

Upcycle clothespin into mermaids using foam and paint, here.

PAPER PLATE LOBSTER

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Minion recycle projects for kids HERE.

Creative ideas to make abstract art on any surface HERE.

Activity based free printables for kids (preschoolers and kindergartners) HERE.

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