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Free Printable Starfish Templates

Our free printable Starfish Template Printable Outlines come in small, medium, and large. I also have added some simple starfish coloring pages for you. They are perfect for different starfish art and craft projects.

Let’s dive right in and get inspired by our printable starfish templates and craft ideas!

free printable starfish templates

7 Fun Facts About Starfish for Kids

Starfish are fascinating creatures. Here are 7 cool facts about starfishes for your kids. Or did they already know?

  1. Starfish are Echinodermata.
  2. There are over 2000 species.
  3. Starfish do not have a brain.
  4. Some species can grow as many as 50 arms.
  5. They can not survive in freshwater.
  6. Starfish can live up to 35 years.
  7. Did you know they can change their gender?

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

Our starfish outlines come in three different sizes, small, medium, and large, and with some simple starfish coloring pages.

They are especially popular during the summer. We use them for all kinds of starfish art and craft projects when it comes to learning about ocean animals, especially starfish.

As you can see our free starfish template printables can be used in many different settings. They are great for crafting at home, in the classroom setting, or as an add-on to your homeschool curriculum.

But first, we should have a look at what we will need for our starfish craft projects. Here is a list of craft supplies you will need for our templates of starfishes.

Starfish Cut Out Materials

  • Free Printable Starfish Cut Out Templates (found below)
  • Scissor
  • Paper
  • Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils
  • Glitter and Sparkle

Do you need advice on How to Introduce Crafting to your Preschooler? Then read our 10 tips that work next.

7 Easy Starfish Template Craft Ideas for Preschoolers

Here are several ideas for our starfish outlines and activities you will love. I hope you get inspired!

Here are 7 Easy Starfish Crafts to keep your kids entertained:

  1. Starfish Coloring Pages
  2. Starfish Stencils
  3. Counting Game with Starfish
  4. Starfish Invitation
  5. Starfish Decoration
  6. Salt Dough Starfish
  7. Pipe Cleaner Starfish

1. Starfish Coloring Pages

The easiest way of using our templates is as starfish coloring pages. You can simply use the large starfish outline or the starfish coloring pages I made for you.

The larger the picture of a starfish, the easier smaller children can stay in the lines. In case you have older children simply use the smaller starfish template printables to make it more challenging.

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.

starfish coloring page

2. Starfish Stencils

Using our starfish printouts as stencils is also an easy way to make an adorable under-the-sea craft. I recommend using the smaller or medium-sized starfish outlines to repurpose them as stencils.

How about this idea, cut your starfish picture, and use it as a stencil on cardboard paper. Trace and cut it. After your cardboard paper starfish is done, take different types of wool and simply roll them around your starfish.

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.

free printable starfish templates

3. Counting Game with Starfish

Did you see the counting starfish book above? If you consider buying it, why not use our starfish printouts with it? After letting your kids craft at least 10 starfish, simply save them.

The next time you read this fun counting book, take them aside and add them to your pages while reading.

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.

Did you enjoy our starfish template printables? Then try our popular Dolphin Templates, Seahorse Printable, or Sun Printable next.

4. Starfish Invitation

Get ready for your next summer party with the next three starfish craft ideas.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Once the summer party invitations are done you can go ahead with the next step of preparing, the party decoration. You can easily turn your starfish printouts into a nice starfish garland or table decoration.

Both are super fun to make and adorable. So why not make both since you are crafting anyhow?

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!

salt dough starfish craft
Photo credit: crafting chicks

7. Pipe Cleaner Starfish

Do you have kids to entertain at your summer party? So why not let them craft to rest and calm down a little bit?

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?

pipecleaner starfish craft

You loved crafting with our easy starfish templates but like to learn now how to draw your own starfish? Then go check out this simple starfish tutorial for kids.

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Now it is your turn.
How did your kids enjoy their starfish printable outlines? What is your favorite starfish activity?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.
I would love to hear from you!