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Paper whale craft

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Whales are fascinating animals for so many reasons. You can find a lot of fun and interesting facts about them online or in books. and if you want to pair these facts with an activity for kids, to make learning more engaging, try this paper whale craft.

Paper whale craft

When we created the paper plane ocean craft, I didn’t expect it to be so popular. It was our first ocean craft and while we don’t spend much time crafting during summer time (my kids prefer to go to the beach instead), I decided to add more ocean animal crafts to our summer craft collection.

Since the beginning of this summer, we made a seahorse and a turtle craft and plan on adding more.

Paper whale craft for kids

Whales are really easy to craft. They have a nice big shape, which make the whale crafts great for kids as young as preschoolers.

Paper whale craft for preschoolers

Our template comes with just a few patterns that can be either printed directly on colored paper or traced on colored paper. Once the patterns are cut out, kids can start gluing them together to create the blue whale.

Ocean animal craft: Paper whale craft

Paper whale craft


Ocean whale craft

How to make a whale craft

The whale template comes with two versions:

1. home template – cut out the patterns and trace them on corresponding colored paper.

2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.

This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.

Paper whale craft for kids preschool


Glue the eye at the front of the whale.


Add the flipper at the bottom of the whale.


Glue the three water drops at the top of the whale.

water drops

Use a black marker to draw a big smile.

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