FREE Papercraft Underwater

By Rhazia Parkar

Dive into the creative depths of this underwater papercraft with this exciting underwater adventure for kids! Transform colored craft papers into a vibrant aquatic world featuring layers of shimmering blue waters, playful sharks, colorful fish, starfish, and swaying underwater plants.

In this step-by-step guide, we’ll take you through the process of bringing this delightful papercraft scene to life using simple supplies like scissors, craft glue, and sharpies.

Engage your child’s imagination as they craft their own underwater masterpiece, complete with movable fish for added fun. Let the aquatic journey begin.

How to Make a Underwater with Template

  1. Colored craft papers
  2. Craft glue
  3. Pencil
  4. Sharpie
  5. Scissors


Step 1:

Select different shades of blue colored craft papers for the underwater layers and select more colored craft papers for the other patterns.

Prepare the craft patterns from the provided template. The template includes 3 layers of water, shark, fish, star fish, underwater plants and pebbles.

Trace the template patterns on the selected colored craft papers using a pencil and cut them out using a pair of scissors.

Step 2:

Attach the 3 underwater layers together, keeping the short layers to the front.

Step 3:

Prepare the other patterns (shark, fish, star-fish etc.)

Step 4:

Attach the underwater plant cutouts together and attach the bottom part of the shark along the bottom part of the shark base.

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Step 5:

Use sharpies to trace outlines on the patterns and use a black sharpie to draw the details of the shark pattern.

Step 6:

Attach the plant patterns together and the pebble cutouts together (making a pair of each item).

Step 7:

Take the underwater base and arrange the items on the water layers.

Step 8:

Arrange and attach the items on the water layers nicely.

Step 9:

You can add more details to this craft if you want to. You can attach the fish to the water layer or keep them free so that you can move them for a fun activity.

Get the FREE Underwater Template here