This simple starfish template is perfect for making some fun under the sea and ocean crafts with your kids and with two different designs you can choose the one that’s perfect for your art project.
Ocean crafts and activities are popular all year round but particularly during the summer when a lot of us are dreaming of sunny beach holidays.
We have tons of free printable templates that are perfect for an ocean theme so you can let your child’s creativity shine or grab them all and create an amazing themed bulletin board display in your classroom or preschool.
What You'll Find on This Page
Our starfish craft template has two different designs, both of which you can download in the PDF pack and then all you need to do is decide which one you want to use.
The first design is a large starfish outline while the second design has a little more detail to it as you can see in the image above.
You’ll find lots of easy starfish craft ideas below as well as some more ocean themed free templates that would be a perfect match for this printable.
Starfish Craft Ideas
Coloring is always a good activity option, it’s really quick to set up, is perfect for a quiet time activity and it’s something that most kids (and a lot of adults!) really enjoy too.
To use this printable as a starfish coloring sheet just print out your favorite design onto white printer paper and then grab crayons, markers or coloring pencils.
This is a great option for toddlers and preschoolers and we think that using your fingers to paint with makes a fun alternative to always just reaching for a paintbrush – just make sure that you have some wipes to hand or do this activity very close to a sink so kids can clean their hands afterwards.
Resist art is such a fun way to try out new art techniques with your kids and if you use materials like scrunched foil or pom poms to paint with then it’s a great way to make your painting look really textured as well, ideal for a starfish craft.
If you haven’t tried making resist art before then check out our resist art fish craft for a full tutorial, you could also adapt this to using your template to make a starfish stencil and using resist art on the centre of the picture instead.
Collages are a great way to practice scissor skills while also using up any old craft materials that you have lying around.
Have a hunt for materials that you can use and then glue them onto your starfish outline. Some of our favorites are colored cardstock or paper, bubble wrap, sequins, ribbon, natural materials like leaves and tree bark, pom poms and cupcake liners.
When making a collage I find that PVA glue (school glue) works better than a glue stick due to the odd textures of the materials used.
More Ocean Craft Templates
There are so many free templates on this site that you can download so if you’re looking to make some under the sea crafts I’m fairly certain that we have enough to fill up most people’s oceans!
These are three of the newest printables that we’ve shared but make sure that you take a look through to find some more favorites too.
This dolphin template is really sweet and has two different designs to choose from.
Ok, I know I said that the dolphin template was sweet but isn’t this octopus template absolutely adorable? There are three designs in the PDF pack so if you want a fun design to color or a basic outline to craft with we have you covered.
This seaweed template is perfect for adding to backgrounds or as a art prompt – what sea creatures could you add swimming around it on the ocean floor?
How To Get Your Free Starfish Printable
To get your free printable starfish templates just subscribe below in the box. We won’t send you spam and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Once you’ve confirmed your email address your templates will be delivered to your inbox as a free gift.
Please make sure to check ALL your email folders for the confirmation email and make sure you press the confirm subscription button.