Watercolor and Crayon Ocean Craft

Today we are sharing a great craft to do with the kids this Summer! This Watercolor and Crayon Ocean Scene is a and easy craft that uses simple supplies with little prep. Kids can draw an ocean scene and then paint as they please to make a super cute ocean scene!


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Watercolor & Crayon Ocean Craft



  • white paper
  • crayons or oil pastels
  • blue watercolor paint
  • paintbrush

First, draw ocean life using oil pastels or crayons. You may want to draw fish, coral, crustaceans, ocean plants, ocean mammals like whales, or anything else you may see in the ocean! Use your imagination, or get ideas from ocean books.

It's fun to fill the page and make it bright and colorful. The brighter it is, the better it turns out once the paint is on the page. It also helps to make sure to completely fill in the shapes with crayon.


After you are finished drawing your ocean scene, it's time to paint with watercolor! Use blue watercolor paint and paint it all over the page, being sure to go over the drawings too. Using "watery" watercolor works best, so you make need to add a bit more water.

Continue painting all around the page until it is covered with blue.

You may want to get creative and add some green or purple watercolor for more interest in the water.


Now it's time to let the painting dry. If you would like to to dry flat, you may want to put some weights on the corner, or a book on top of the painting while it dries. Just be sure that what you use for a book/weight is something you don't mind getting paint on.

After the painting is dry, your watercolor and crayon ocean scene is complete. It's such a pretty art activity that's simple to do and goes great with the season!

Emily formerly taught extra-curricular activities with elementary school children and now stays at home with her two young boys. She loves to get out exploring and learning alongside them. More about their adventures and activities can be found at To be A Kid Again, where Emily shares hands-on learning ideas, crafts, family fun, and more. You can also find To be a Kid Again on FacebookPinterestInstagram, and Google+

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.