Ocean Craft: Sea Animal Coffee Filter Suncatcher for Kids + Pattern

Kids will have fun making a Sea Animal ocean craft using the FREE template and easy directions. Animals include a whale, dolphin, fish, and shark…

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Kids will have fun making a Sea Animal ocean craft using the FREE template and easy directions. Animals include a whale, dolphin, fish, and shark
We have been learning about the Ocean which fits perfectly with this month’s Kids Crafts Stars theme–to create a new ocean themed kids craft. I wanted to come up with something simple and beautiful that reminded me of looking at the ocean. We used coffee filters and cut out animal silhouettes like a dolphin, shark, whale, and fish to make colorful suncatchers to hang on our window. I have a free pattern included in this post so you can easily make one too!
Ocean Animal Coffee Filter Suncatcher Kids Craft and Free Template (summer, ocean, whale, shark, dolphin, kids craft)

We recently made a Stained Glass Paper Plate Craft, so now we have two lovely crafts decorating our window.

Don’t forget to check out all of the adorable Kids Craft Stars Ocean crafts listed at the bottom of this post. You can also follow the Kids Craft Stars on Pinterest and Instagram to make sure you catch all the kids crafts the whole team comes up with! Just in case you missed it, previous themes have been Recycled CD Crafts and Children’s Book Themed Crafts.

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Ocean Animal Suncatcher Craft

Ocean Animal Coffee Filter Suncatcher Craft for Kids + free template: We used coffee filters and cut out animal silhouettes like a dolphin, shark, whale, and fish to make colorful suncatchers perfect for summer or ocean activities with the kids.
Pin me please! 🙂

Supplies:

Directions:

1.  Have your child paint their coffee filter and set it out to dry. The darker the paint the better because it does tend to lighten as it dries.

2.  Print out the animal pattern on dark blue or black paper and have your kiddo cut them out.

I printed our pattern on black paper and I was able to see the lines well enough to cut the animals out for Little Dragon. Little Tiger said she couldn’t see them very well so I printed her pattern on dark blue paper.

3.  Glue the animal to the coffee filter and the craft is done!

This is Little Dragon’s coffee filter that he crumpled up before it dried. He thought it was tons of fun squeezing it and watching the water and paint drip out of it 🙂

 

Ocean Animal Coffee Filter Suncatcher Craft for Kids + free template: We used coffee filters and cut out animal silhouettes like a dolphin, shark, whale, and fish to make colorful suncatchers perfect for summer or ocean activities with the kids.
Ocean Animal Coffee Filter Suncatcher Craft for Kids + free template: We used coffee filters and cut out animal silhouettes like a dolphin, shark, whale, and fish to make colorful suncatchers perfect for summer or ocean activities with the kids.
Pin me please! 🙂

GET THE TEMPLATE HERE:

Don’t see the box? CLICK HERE to be directed to the download. Please share and pin our printable ? 

ADD TO THE FUN!

Ocean Activities 

Ocean Themed Crafts from the Kids Craft Stars

Ocean Animal Coffee Filter Suncatcher Kids Craft and Free Template (summer, ocean, whale, shark, dolphin, kids craft)

Thanks for crafting with us today. If you enjoyed this craft please pin & share the fun with others! Love, Katie & the Kiddos

8 comments

  1. These are so brilliant! Thanks so much for haring with the #pinitparty. Have pinned and shared.

  2. These turned out so pretty! Thanks for sharing at our FB Share Day – pinned to our crafts board

  3. Came over from Dabbling Momma's Share Day. These are beautiful – I especially like the whale with the sunset! My kids will love making them; glad I have coffee filters on hand.

    1. Hi Abi, Thanks so much I am so glad you found our post! I hope the kids love it as much as my two kiddos did. Have a great weekend! 🙂

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