Crafts for Kids Ocean

Watercolor and Crayon Ocean Craft

Today we are sharing a great painting idea to try with the kids this! This Watercolor and Crayon Ocean Scene is a and easy painting craft that uses simple supplies with little prep. Kids can draw an under the sea scene and then paint over it to create a beautiful ocean painting for kids! This watercolor over crayon project is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders too.

Today we are sharing a great painting idea to try with the kids this! This Watercolor and Crayon Ocean Scene is a and easy painting craft that uses simple supplies with little prep. Kids can draw an under the sea scene and then paint over it to create a beautiful ocean painting for kids! This watercolor over crayon project is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders too.

Watercolor Over Crayon

You will love this simple wtercolor over crayon technique we used to make this ocean painting for kids. It does not require any fancy materials and is quick and easy. Plus this ocean craft combines two of kids favorite art supplies – crayons and watercolor paint! You will love how forgiving this project is, allowing it to be a great under the sea project for toddlers, prestchoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students too. Add this to an O is for ocean alphabet week, ocean theme, or similar.

draw-picture-of-fish-seaweed-coral-octopus-shark-with-crayons

Ocean Craft for Kids

All you need are a few simple materials to make this ocean scene.

Materials:

  • 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.

color-over-crayon-picture-with-watercolor-paint

Ocean painting for kids

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.

fun-easy-to-make-under-the-sea-craft-for-kids-summer-bucket-list

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!

Pearl Color Matching Activity

Ocean Activities for Kids

Looking for more ocean activities for kids? You will love these clever, free resources and ideas:

Are your kids fascinated by sea turtles? These large, graceful reptiles are truly amazing! Learn lots of facts about sea turtles for kids in these free printable sea turtle readers filled with lots of information, facts, and the Sea turtles life cycle. Download pdf file and print so children can color, read, and learn about the life cycle of a turtle. This is a great science printable for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. ocean activity for kids ocean coloring pages FREE Goldfish Counting Bowls

Ocean Theme

Super fun sand slime recipe that is quick and easy-to-make for your beach theme or a summer activity for preschoolers.  You will LOVE this beach slime! Make practicing numbers, letters, counting, and literacy FUN with these ocean worksheets. These free printable ocean worksheets for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students are perfect for exploring the amazing creatures that live under the sea while learning a variety of skills.  Simply print the ocean printables and you are ready for your upcoming ocean theme with lots of no-prep ocean activities. dissolving seashell beach activities for kids Super cute Number sandcastles help preschool and kindergarten age kids practice counting and tracing numbers this summer.

Beach Theme

All About Whales and Dolphins lesson for kids. Printable information, facts, worksheets, label the whale, whale life cycle and more!   Fish for kids lesson plan filled with tons of fun information and facts including shape, camouflage, life cycles, label anatomy, tests, experiments on swim bladder / buoyancy, lateral lines, and more! HUGE Ocean Unit for elementary and middle school kids to learn about the ocean and aquatic animals with engaging lessons, hands on science experiments, worksheets, report templates, creative writing templates, and more!

Don’t miss the other animal studies we’ve created!

About the author

Emily

Emily loves to get out exploring and learning alongside her children, and strives to make learning fun! She blogs at Creative Little Explorers, where she shares hands-on learning ideas, nature activities, crafts, and more.

Leave a Comment