Starfish Craft with Free Template for Kids

Kids can make a starfish craft that pops up to look like the real thing. Use the free starfish craft template and directions. We love…

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Kids can make a starfish craft that pops up to look like the real thing. Use the free starfish craft template and directions.

We love stars around here so naturally one of our favorite things that live in the ocean is starfish aka sea stars. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and textures so we have provided you with a free craft template to make a big, medium, and small-size starfish craft with your kids. We also show you how to take your craft to the next level by giving it texture and folding it to give it dimension, and if you want you can give it added color with paint. Each one will turn out amazing and is perfect for an easy and fun summer craft to make together.

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Kids can make a textured starfish craft that pops out to look like the real thing using our free craft template. (#summercraft #kidscraft #craft #starfish #printable)

What Paper Did we Use to Make our Starfish?

We used sandpaper because sand and ocean crafts just seem to go together and because sandpaper is thick and strong. This way kids can paint it, fold it, and it will still be strong enough to hold its shape to make a 3D starfish. Of course I never like to overcomplicate things, so you can always try to use whatever paper you have on hand.

Kids can make a textured starfish craft that pops out to look like the real thing using our free craft template. (#summercraft #kidscraft #craft #starfish #printable)

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Sandpaper Starfish Craft

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Kids can make a textured starfish craft that pops out to look like the real thing using our free craft template. (#summercraft #kidscraft #craft #starfish #printable)

Supplies:

3M Garnet Sandpaper, 9-Inch by 11-Inch, Assorted-Grit, 5-Sheet - 9040NAApple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Assorted Colors Iglokers Complete Set of 30 Paint Brushes Bundle with Crayola Washable Kid's Paint (6 Count) - Washable Kids Paints and Paintbrush Set - 2oz Assorted Bottles - Perfect for Kids Age 3+Stanley Guppy  5-Inch Blunt Tip Kids Scissors, Assorted Colors - Pack of 2 (SCI5BT-2PK)

 

Directions:

Cut out the starfish template. Trace the starfish out with pencil onto the back of the sandpaper. Now, if you don’t have sandpaper don’t fret because you can still make the craft, it just wont have the textured feel. I suggest getting some sandpaper and making the craft again at some point because it’s fun for kids to experience painting on different textures.

Kids can make a textured starfish craft that pops out to look like the real thing using our free craft template. (#summercraft #kidscraft #craft #starfish #printable)

Cut out the starfish and fold the middle of each point of the star. This will make the star pop out. I think the starfish look amazing at this point!

Kids can make a textured starfish craft that pops out to look like the real thing using our free craft template. (#summercraft #kidscraft #craft #starfish #printable)
Kids can make a textured starfish craft that pops out to look like the real thing using our free craft template. (#summercraft #kidscraft #craft #starfish #printable)

Paint the star with acrylic paint. We used pastel colors, but your child can pick whatever color they fancy.

Kids can make a textured starfish craft that pops out to look like the real thing using our free craft template. (#summercraft #kidscraft #craft #starfish #printable)

Once dry, the craft is done. Simple and pretty. We loved how they turned out. You can punch a hole and string them up to make a garland or place them on a table to display.

Kids can make a textured starfish craft that pops out to look like the real thing using our free craft template. (#summercraft #kidscraft #craft #starfish #printable)

GET THE TEMPLATE HERE:

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