Is anyone else daydreaming of sandy feet and salty sea breezes? Whether you’ll be hitting a beach, heading to an aquarium or simply fantasizing about a trip to the ocean, summer is the perfect season to learn more about the world that exists under the ocean waves. Ocean-themed activities, like this fish aquarium craft, or colorful watercolor seahorse, are some of our summer favorites, so we were EXTRA excited to add this origami sea life craft to our must-make list. Crafts are such a wonderful tool for learning through play – kiddos will have a blast creating all sorts of ocean creatures and imaginative underwater habitats, but it also provides a great opportunity to discuss ocean life, habitat health and even conservancy. Add a rocking paper shark for extra wet & wild fun!
ORIGAMI SEA LIFE CRAFT – MATERIALS:
Gather your supplies and decide which creatures you’d like to add to your underwater scene. The folding directions for each sea creature are linked below…
To make a CRAB, follow these instructions.
To make whales, follow these instructions.
To fold a squid follow these instructions.
To make a stingray, follow these instructions.
For angelfish, follow these instructions.
To make a BOAT follow these instructions.
To really bring your sea creatures to life and give them a home, create some underwater scenery by cutting larger pieces of paper into waves, rocks, reefs and coral.
In addition to being a fun play and learning tool, origami is also a fantastic way for kids to build problem-solving, math & fine motor skills. Have you tried any origami projects with your kids? Our origami monsters are another fun way to explore the art of paper folding (and they double as a bookmark)!
Marie-Laure, is an Architect first, a mom of two, but also a Do It Yourself kind of girl. She LOVES CRAFTING. Her blog La Maison de Loulou is a piece of her with simple and fun crafts, ideas, projects, and activities to do with your kids at anytime. Her children Louise and Roman are her inspiration and all the DIY’s are made for them to have fun. Toys, games, costumes..she loves exploring the kids world with her own twist.
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