These fun Under the Sea crafts are a great way for children to get creative whilst learning about the different animals that live in the sea. They also make a colourful addition to an Under the Sea display or themed area.

jellyfish and octopus


Jellyfish and Octopus Models

To make the Octopus turn a paper bowl upside down and decorate by glueing on pieces of paper. Make holes and thread pipe cleaners and ribbons through the edge of the bowl. Finally add some wiggly eyes. For the octopus, cut the bottom of a cardboard tube and fold outwards to create tentacles. Paint and finish iridescent shreds and sticky eyes.

Egg fish

Felt Fish

These felt fish are created using felt stuck onto polystyrene eggs and gathered and secured with pipe cleaners to  make a tail. Feathers, wiggly eyes, ribbon and pip cleaners can all be used to decorate the fish.

bubble wrap fish 2

Bubble Fish

Bubble wrap makes a great textured surface for the scales of a fish. The bubble wrap is glued onto card, feathers, wiggly eyes and iridescent shred are used to add features to the bubble fish.

Paper plate sea bed

The Sea on a Plate

This lovely sea on a plate model is made using just a paper plate, paint, card and pipe cleaners. The pipe cleaners are used to create seaweed and as stems for the fish. They can be secured to the paper plate by pushing through a small hole and sticking with sticky tape on the back.

mermaid picture

Mermaid Collage

This sparkly mermaid collage is made using sparkly pipe cleaners, felt and iridescent shred. A piece of card makes an excellent base for the collage.



Seaweed Model

This colourful model is made from green pipe cleaners pushed through holes in a paper bowl that has been painted green.

Mermaid model

Mermaid Model

A cardboard tube is used to make this mermaid model with crepe paper for a tail, pipe cleaners for arms, a circle of card for a face, iridescent shred for hair.

lobster handprint

crab hand print

clown fish hand print


Under the Sea Hand and Feet Print Pictures

Hand and feet prints are always popular for children to take home. With a little creativity, they can be turned into some lovely colourful Under the Sea creatures.

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