If your kids love the ocean and all ocean creatures, they will love making this paper plate seahorse craft! The seahorse is so simple to make, but the addition of black glue makes it stand out from other seahorse crafts. Your kids will have a blast making this seaworthy seahorse craft that you can display on the fridge, in a window, or in the classroom! Use this seahorse craft during an ocean thematic unit, when studying seahorses or the letter “S,” or any time. This craft makes a fun screen-free summer project and is perfect for kids in preschool, kindergarten, or elementary school! Of all the ocean crafts we’ve tried this year, the black glue seahorse is one of my favorite craft projects for kids yet.
How to Make the Black Glue Paper Plate Seahorse Craft
It isn’t hard to make this super fun craft that looks ocean-ready in no time!
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What you’ll need to make the paper plate seahorse:
- Paper plate
- Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
- Black glue (we used Elmer’s school glue that we dyed black with food coloring)
First, draw the outline of a seahorse on the paper plate. I had my kids look at a picture of a seahorse, then they freehanded the outline on their own and cut it out.
Next, color the seahorse as desired. We didn’t get too realistic here.
Outline the different parts of the seahorse with black glue.
Let the glue dry.
Add a mouth and eye to complete the craft!
If you want, you can glue a piece of string to the back so it’s easier to hang, but we just taped ours to the refrigerator.
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