Easy Crafts For Kids: Ocean in a Bag!

Are you looking for easy crafts for kids? Look no further! This fun and creative craft is a big hit among the little’s! The Ocean in a bag craft allows your children to be creative while working on their fine motor skills.

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1. Easy Crafts For Kids, Supply List:

This list has everything you will need for this “Easy crafts for kids: Ocean in a Bag” craft:

  • A paper bag preferably with a window (if not you can simply cut out a square to create a window).
  • A large (gallon) Ziploc bag.
  • Strong tape.
  • Water and food coloring (last is optional).
  • Ocean creatures

2. Easy Crafts For Kids, Instructions:

Follow these simple steps to create your “Easy crafts for kids: Ocean in a Bag” craft:

  1. Tape the Ziploc Bag into your paper bag. If your paper bag doesn’t have a window simply cut out a square to create one. However, one of my Instagram followers simply used a Ziploc bag for this craft. So, that’s always an option as well.
Easy Crafts For Kids: Ocean in a Bag!

2. Add a few drops of blue food coloring to 2-5 cups of water. You don’t want it to be too dark since you want the animals to show through the water.

Easy Crafts For Kids: Ocean in a Bag!

3. Let your children add all the Ocean creatures, rocks, sticks, etc. Whatever comes to your child’s mind.

Easy Crafts For Kids: Ocean in a Bag!

Always put down rules before you start!

I know a lot of parents shy away from water play, crafts, etc. because they don’t want to deal with a mess. I mean who likes messes?!?! Am I right?

So, it is important that you put down the rules (even if you have a toddler) before you start.

My rules are:

  • The craft stays on the table
  • The water stays in the bag
  • The Ocean creatures don’t leave the bag

If my kids disobey the rules the bag leaves for 2 minutes and we try again! Sometimes it takes a few tries and that is okay!! You got this.

Points to talk about:

There are so many fun things to talk about during this easy craft for kids:

  • What ocean creatures did you use and what are their names?
  • What are their colors?
  • In case you used rocks and sticks. Did they sink or float?
  • Is the water cold, warm, or hot? What are ways to change the water temperature?
  • What changes the temperature of the ocean in “real life?”
  • Did you and your kids ever swim in an ocean? If yes, which one? Show it to your kids on a map.

We wish you a lot of fun with this easy craft for kids! And don’t forget to check out my other activities!