Peg Dolls & Cardboard Sea Creatures

Peg Dolls Summer Adventure with Cardboard Sea Creatures

Have you met the adventurous peg dolls? It’s summer and of course they are going to the sea for marine adventures!
Make these fun sea creatures from cardboard and take your peg dollies on an ocean ride.

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

There are 6 sea creatures – whale, dolphin, shark, octopus, jellyfish and flying fish. Print the template and cut some cardboard, you can create them by simply slotting the pieces – no glueing needed. Parents can help cut them out because cardboard is not easy to cut for kids, they can then draw, decorate and slot each piece together. Slotting them is like a little puzzle. Make the peg dolls (See the tutorial from the previous peg doll page) and give them some swimsuits and even diving gear.

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

Ready?

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

Riding on a dolphin is just the start!

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

A giant whale!

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

Sailing on…

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

For the jelly fish, make holes and thread through some colorful yarns. You can add a pair of flippers to your diver with paper for a fun feature.

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures
The Giant octopus is really fun. So many places to sit on all those arms! Everyone can come for the ride.

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

Taming a big shark…

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

Shark chase!

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

I love flying fish so I had to include one. How much fun would it be to ride them?!

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A few tips on how to slot together the cardboard sea creatures

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

1. They are very straightforward, but the octopus could be a little confusing. I have marked numbers on the template so if you follow the order, it should be easy! Slot number 1 and 2 together first.

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

3. Slot in arm number 3 with the bigger gap at the bottom then number 4 as the last.

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

Ta-da! Your 8 armed octopus!

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

For the flying fish, make one long slot in the middle of the fish body and slot in 2 pairs of wings one after another.

Make Summer Peg Dolls with Cardboard Sea Creatures

There are some under the sea themed coloring pages you can print and color as part of the activity.

I’m now on Instagram sharing some work-in-progress pics of new projects, so hope to see you there too!

  • Melissa Kojima

    Wow! I’m always so impressed by your creativity! These sea creatures are so fun! Really, really cool!

    • mrprintables

      Thanks Melissa, you’re too nice. ^ ^

  • jodi mollard

    Will definately be making these in playgroup with the children in summer, wonderful imagination and gorgeous photos, so creative!!!

    • mrprintables

      Thanks Jodi ^ ^ Have fun!

  • Jacquie Fisher

    Just found you and LOVE your site – so many fun printables! I’m sharing with friends ;)

    • mrprintables

      Thanks Jacquie : D

  • Amy

    I love these and am busy making them with my kids, but there doesn’t seem to be a template for the flying fish – have I just missed it?

    • mrprintables

      They are on page 2 (with the octopus). Have fun! : )

  • Jeni Orme

    Can’t wait to make! what paint do you use for the peg dolls?

    • mrprintables

      Hi Jeni, sorry for the late reply! I’d recommend non-toxic acrylic paint or water-color (with very little water mixed in)!

  • Pao Sánchez

    Love the idea!! THANK U SO MUCH!!

  • Carly

    Another fantastically fun idea to do with the kiddos. My 6 y.o. daughter has been really eager to learn about jellyfish and sharks this week, so I knew it was time to print these out and have fun making some sea creatures together. Thanks so much for your amazing work!

  • Soozie LaVelle Lowry

    I am making a set for my kids at school..thanks so much!

  • mariam

    really these are v. beautiful ideas

  • Tieu Uyen

    wow, it’s all so fun and so cute! thanks so much!

  • http://www.doodlesandjots.com Ann

    This is SO cute! I especially love the jellyfish!