Super sea slugs
  • } Target level: KS2
  • c Time: 1–2 hours
  • u Links to science

Learning objectives

Understand how to crochet from a pattern and make a sea slug toy while learning about these animals.

Resources needed

  • Crochet pattern handout
  • Wool
  • Crochet hook
  • Toy stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush

Experiment with different colours and weights of wool with different sizes of crochet hooks to make interesting and fun friends for your new sea slug!

Download a printable PDF of these instructions

Super sea slug stats

Learn more about sea slugs with this colourfully hand-illustrated fact sheet.


Ways to include all learners

  • Children may require assistance in understanding crochet terminology.
  • The pattern explained in the instructions can be read aloud.

How might this activity support social, emotional and mental health needs?

  • Many find the act of crocheting very relaxing and helpful towards their mental health.
  • Students should feel a sense of pride after finishing the crochet pattern.
  • The toy that they crochet acts as its own reward, as well as providing a starting point for further discussion and inspiration.