Animals that live under the sea don’t usually get as much love as their land-based friends so I’ve searched up some cute crafts and DIYs that you’ll definitely want to try.
CutePatternUA have a lovely set of ocean-themed felt sewing patterns that manage to be both cute and true to life. There’s all different kinds of whales and sharks to choose from, plus turtles and coral. The patterns are mostly suitable for beginners with a video as well as written instructions. You’ll be supporting a Ukrainian maker too.
Noia Land has a more kawaii take on things and there’s two sets of Sea Life patterns, all with such happy faces! You can learn to sew everything from a jellyfish to a whale shark and there’s plenty of pretty embroidery stitches to practice.
Ocean sunfish are one of my personal favourites and AmiAmore have a very cute crochet pattern with some fun details that’s suitable for beginners. Check the shop for a matching seahorse and whale too.
For something a bit different, how about a dugong? This pom pom tutorial at Handmade Charlotte is too cute! It’s part of a whole series of endangered animal pom poms so why not make it some friends too.
Or make one of the ocean’s most adorable inhabitants, the sea bunny! Mollie at Wild Olive has really captured its cuteness in this free embroidery pattern.
Origami fans need to check out KOKKO Garden’s channel as they’re currently making a series of sea themed origami tutorials. So far there’s lots of colourful fish, plus more complicated dolphin, shark and whale, and even some background shells and plants. These square angelfish are so simple and clever.
I also love these cube marine animals by PolymomoTea for anyone who also loves pixel art or Minecraft. It’s such a fun idea and you can make a shark, jellyfish and clownfish using polymer clay and resin.
You can keep your crafting going all year by joining the Under The Sea club at The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. For a very affordable price you get a surprise cross stitch pattern every month, which you can stitch individually or as part of a big sampler design. There’s 10 patterns in the set and it’s only half way through so you can easily catch up before the end of the year.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.