Let’s take a trip underwater – in a submarine! These Snazzy Submarine Crafts for Kids are perfect to learn about submarines and how they work.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘sub’? If you’re a foodie like me, you probably think of a sub sandwich – a nice foot long filled with all kinds of yummy stuff. But that’s not what we’re talking about today – it’s submarines!
Submarines are huge vessels that go underwater, and they generally have specific purposes like research or for military uses. You’re familiar with the shape – a long cylindrical shape which is larger on one end, with a raised tower. No wonder it reminds me of the sandwich!
You might think submarines are a modern wonder, but in reality they’ve been around since the 1600s! With Submarine day coming up on 11th April, we think it’s time we learn about these amazing watercraft. This is a field that’s got a lot of potential for the future!
10 Snazzy Submarine Crafts for Kids
We love crafts that have printables – they take out a lot of the effort and it’s perfect for when you’re low on time or ideas! Simple Mom Project has a printable submarine craft that’s easy enough for young kids.
Aha, the sub sandwich! It’s really easy to convert the snack sub into an edible version of the real thing. A straw serves for the tower and before you know it, you have an easy submarine on your plate!
If you’d like a submarine you can play with, check out this submarine craft from Red Ted Art! We love the little fishies that are in the water – lots of texture and details on this project!
Adventures and Play has the prefect craft to make use of your plastic eggs from Easter. Come to think of it, it’s genius to make use of the shape of a plastic egg to make a submarine!
Learn Create Love has another submarine craft that uses a printable. Kids can try out multiple techniques here like collage, painting and of course cutting and sticking.
Just because submarines are underwater all the time doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Home Talk brings up an interesting submarine that is bursting with color. Plus, it’s made out of a plastic bottle!
Crayola does what it does best – make models out of clay! This submarine model is actually quite easy so even young kids can try it out. They can at least make the basic shapes and you can help with the details.
Box Yourself brings us a recycled milk carton craft that’s quite interesting. We love how different everyday objects have come together to create something so fun, and is a great example of reusing and recycling.
Fancy drawing a submarine? Check out this craft from 10 Minutes of Quality Time which gives a detailed step by step video tutorial on how you can draw a submarine – and color it in any way you want!
Crafty Morning uses the ever-versatile toilet paper rolls to create a submarine. You can either paint the paper rolls or cover them in colored paper. You can also add on details in the form of colorful stickers for a custom submarine.
We hope these projects have got you interested enough to go and learn more about submarines! If you’d like to try out some more, try out our collection of transportation crafts. This is also a good time to encourage kids to read ‘20,000 Leagues under the Sea’ by Jules Verne. And if you’d like to imagine what kinds of creatures submarines meet, go ahead with our printable ocean themed pom pom mats.