Great experiences don’t need to require great costs.

We, the Creative Cookbook Team, believe that some of the best experiences and memories your children can have are within the walls of your home!

That being said, we believe you can bring the explorative experience of a live aquarium into your home with this fun Ziplock ocean scene craft!

Making your own is quite simple:

Ocean Craft Supplies

You will need some markers, a resealable bag, one sheet of black paper, and one sheet of white paper.


Have your child draw an ocean scene on the outside of a ziplock bag.

Ocean Scene Ziplock


Place a sheet of black construction paper inside of the bag.

Drawing a Flashlight


Have your child draw their own flashlight, and cut it out as shown to include an additional section of white paper to represent light coming out of the flashlight.


Stick the flashlight inside, and watch the ocean scene appear before your eyes!

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We would love to see how your ocean scenes turn out! If you give this craft a go, make sure to tag us on social media! And if you find yourself craving more creativity, you can find countless additional activities in the Creative Cookbook!

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Ziplock Ocean Scene

Ziplock Ocean Scene

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Reveal the mysteries of the great deep with your very own ocean scene to explore!


  • 1 Gallon Ziplock bag
  • Colorful markers
  • 1 sheet of black construction paper
  • 1 sheet of white paper


  • Scissors


  1. Gather the supplies. 
  2. Draw an ocean scene on the outside of the ziplock bag. 
  3. Place black construction paper inside the bag. 
  4. Draw and cut out a flashlight with the light shining as shown in picture.
  5. Stick the flashlight inside and watch the ocean scene appear before your eyes!
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