Seahorse Paper Plates Craft Activity Paired With A Book!

This fun seahorse paper plates craft activity is paired with the book “Over In The Ocean”. It makes for an inexpensive and easy craft for big groups or just one child to do.


Seahorse paper plate craft

We’ve been having a really fun ocean-themed activity week that is so jam-packed with activities it has stretched out over two weeks now! Be sure to check out the other fun ocean activities including the frozen ocean sensory bin, clownfish handprint art, ocean pollution activity and our favorite ocean book list. Be sure to subscribe to my summer camp at home email list to get first access to all of the fun crafts we do!

Paper Plates Craft Supplies

paper plates craft supplies

You’ll need the following supplies for this seahorse paper plate craft.

  • Paper Plates
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Glitter
  • Googly Eyes
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush


Seahorse Paper Plates Craft Directions

outline your paper plate

Paper Plates Craft Step 1

Draw the shape of a seahorse onto a paper plate. (refer to the photo)


seahorse paper plates craft

Paper Plates Craft Step 2

Cut the seahorse shape from the paper plate. Paint the seahorse with bright colors of paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.


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Paper Plates Craft Step 3

Add glue to the seahorse. Decorate with glitter. Allow the glue to dry completely and then shake off the excess glitter.


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Paper Plates Craft Step 4

Glue a googly eye onto the seahorse.


This craft is paired with the book Over In The Ocean In A Coral Reef. The author has kids thinking it is entertainment while adults think it is a great lesson about the ocean. Read the book and then let kids create their very own paper plate seahorses.


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  1. Pleae include a template next time for those who may have trouble transferring the pattern. Thanks!

    1. This post was prepared by a friend so she didn’t have a template but I couldn’t help but share the idea! I strive to include templates whenever possible because I am not artsy either! Hope you enjoyed the craft. Have a great day!

  2. Gorgeous idea and love the little seahorse.
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