7 Fun Facts About Starfish for Kids
These starfish facts are actually really cool. Let’s start off with that starfish aren’t fish. They are echinoderms.
Echinoderms usually have five arms but some starfish species grow up to 50 arms. There are over 2000 species out there.
Did you know that starfish have no brains? Instead, they have a system of nerves and nerve plexus below their skin. This helps them to perform the function of the nervous system.
They are perceptive to touch, light, and temperature
Starfish can live up to 35 years but can not survive in freshwater. They also can change their gender if needed. Isn’t that cool?
These and more fun facts about starfish can be found here.
Free Starfish Template Printables
Starfish Cut Out Materials
7 Easy Starfish Template Craft Ideas for Preschoolers
1. Starfish Coloring Pages
If that still doesn’t work, let your children add starfish patterns with bright colorful markers or crayons instead. Let them be creative and you will see it turns out to be such a fun summer art activity even for older kids.
2. Starfish Stencils
For this activity, you might have to help smaller children by preparing beforehand your cardboard starfish cutouts and only letting them work with the wool.
3. Counting Game with Starfish
Tip: It might be a good idea to write the numbers 1 to 10 each on one starfish. Therefore you are not only teaching counting but also number recognition.
4. Starfish Invitation
Let’s start off with creating adorable starfish invitations. There are two different ways I can recommend to you how to turn your starfish printables into invitations.
- Use our large starfish cut out template. Print, cut, and color it on one side. On the backside, you simply can add your invitation text.
My only tip here is to use thicker paper for invitations.
- Instead of using the sea star template itself as an invitation, you can use your starfish artwork and glue it to an actual invitation. The folding invitation is done easily by yourself. Just use colored paper and fold it in half.
Tip: Yellow or orange starfish normally go well with light blue invitation paper.
5. Starfish Decoration
If you need more ideas on different painting techniques for your starfish projects, go have a look at our 25 Painting Ideas here.
6. Salt Dough Starfish
Do you prefer more of a 3D effect and real-looking starfish for your decoration, go check out this easy salt dough recipe. With only a couple of ingredients and steps, your children can create the most wonderful starfish ornaments.
By the way, you can also paint your salt dough in case you like it colorful!
7. Pipe Cleaner Starfish
I came across this cute pipe cleaner starfish and thought this would be the perfect craft project for your summer party.
They are super easy to assemble and look very adorable. What do you think?