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Wach the video above to see how easy it is to make this colorful watercolor seahorse art for kids and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more fun videos!

My kids love ocean creatures and especially seahorses. They say Narwhals are the ‘unicorns of the sea’ but we think seahorses are just as magical!

We were inspired to create this vibrant watercolor seahorse with cupcake liners from this version we saw on Pinterest.

Of course we had to put our colorful twist on it! We used liquid watercolors which we love for their vibrant colors. We also created a free template so you can use it to make your own. Get the free template below.

Colorful Seahorse Art – Materials:

Liquid watercolors
Watercolor paper
– Scissors
– Droppers or pipettes
– Paint brushes
– Black marker
– Colorful cupcake liners
– Glue

FREE PRINTABLE TEMPLATE (download right below)

(watch the video above for the step by step or follow along)

Step 1. print out your free seahorse template. Cut it out and trace around watercolor paper.

Step 2. Paint with liquid watercolors using droppers and paintbrushes to spread your colors around.

Step 3. Cut out your seahorse after the paint is dry.

Step 4. For the cupcake liner tail, flatten each liner into a semicircle and again. Glue 3-4 along the edge of the seahorse. Repeat and glue on the back of the first layer of liners.

Play with your beautiful seahorse!

Isn’t this seahorse so colorful and fun? What are your favorite ocean crafts?

Check out TONS more creative projects for kids.

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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.