Ocean Craft


If your child is learning about the ocean, this is a fun craft to make as a culminating activity. The materials are simple but it makes a really nice hanging for display. Adding blue water color to paint on waxed paper makes a really nice effect. Then using colored tissue to make sea creatures, seaweed and other details. Punch two holes, add some ribbon and it's ready to display.

Ocean craft using waxed paper and water color.


  • 2 sheets of waxed paper
  • Colored tissue cut into shapes for stars, ocean animals
  • Blue water color paint
  • Construction paper strips
  • Hole Punch and Yarn to Hang
  • Iron
  • Dishcloth


  • Cut two pieces of waxed paper.
  • Lay one piece on flat surface and paint with blue water color paint.
  • Lay your tissue pieces onto the waxed paper.
  • Lay the second piece of waxed paper on top.
  • Dab excess water with a paper towel or dish cloth. Let dry.
  • (Adult step) Put iron on low heat and lay dish towel on top of waxed paper. Iron until sheets of waxed paper stick together.
  • Fold a strip of construction paper lengthwise and staple the strip on the top and bottom to form a frame.
  • Punch two holes in the top strip and tie a piece of ribbon or yarn through the holes so you can hang your project.

Tips and Suggestions

  • Have cut pieces of tissue ready to place on the water colors.
  • Use a stencil to make the tissue shapes.