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Silly Sea Creatures for Kids

Silly sea creatures are easy to make for a child of almost any age.
Silly sea creatures are easy to make for a child of almost any age.

Use your imagination to design silly sea creatures for kids. These whimsical ocean animals are exciting and creative. You could end up with an entire ecosystem to display!

What You'll Need:

  • Cardboard tubes, assorted sizes
  • Acrylic paint
  • Round label stickers
  • Construction paper
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Small and large round paper punches
  • Craft glue

How To Make Silly Sea Creatures:

Step 1: Paint the outside of one of the tubes the color of your choice. Ocean creatures are known for their stunning array of colors, so any color you choose will look great. Let dry.

Step 2: To make legs and tentacles, cut slits around the top of the tube 1/4 to 1/2 inch apart. Make the slits as long or as short as you like. Wrap each tentacle tightly around a pencil, and slide the pencil out. The strips will remain curled. Or, try wrapping the tops of the strips around your finger, just enough to give them a little bend.

Step 3: Use label stickers or punch dots out of construction paper, and glue them all over the tube. Glue on wiggle eyes.

Trim the tubes to different lengths to make all sorts of animals and sea creatures. Use different embellishments to decorate.

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ABOUT THE CRAFT DESIGNERSSilly Sea Creatures by Sharon Broutzas, Rice Freeman-Zachery, Connie Matricardi, Susan Milord, Lynnette Schuepbach, Kim Solga, Florence Temko