Beluga whales are one of the lesser known whales which is why we’re bringing you a whole series of fun Beluga whale craft ideas!
This Beluga Whale headband craft is the first one and we think your kids or students will love it!
It’s super easy, fast, and fun to wear. And of course, we’re giving you the free printable so you can make it as well!
Read below or watch our quick video tutorial below to see exactly how we made this cute whale headband.
When you’re done with this one, be sure to check out all of our whale crafts for kids!
Beluga Whale Craft
- White cardstock
- Beluga Whale template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the Beluga whale template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Tape a headband extender to each end of the headband base.
Measure the headband around your child’s head, then tape it in place to create a circle.
Take the fluke and tape it to the inside back of the headband.
That’s it! It’s so simple and fun!
Ocean Ideas For Kids
Whenever we’re learning about new animals, we love to introduce the topic through books. Below are some of our favorite whale books for kids!
The Snail and the Whale – Julia Donaldson, author of the famous book The Gruffalo, brings kids another fun book about an unlikely set of friends. Snail and Whale have lots of fun together in this colorful book!
Baby Beluga – This book based on the popular song, is a great book for young readers!
Whales: An Illustrated Celebration – Kids who want a simple way to learn more about whales will love this beautifully illustrated book. It’s loaded with facts and a variety of species.
Free Printable Ocean Crafts
Making crafts with your kids can be a fantastic way to encourage their development on many levels. Encouraging creativity and imagination is just one aspect of crafting with your kids, as all kinds of skills are involved in the process.
From working with colors and shapes to developing fine motor skills through cutting, gluing and folding, making crafts can be an excellent way to boost your child’s cognitive development.
Letting your child express their ideas through crafting also provides opportunities for problem-solving and decision-making, as well as giving them a sense of accomplishment and pride in their work!
Shark Headband Craft – Kids can take a bite out of craft time with this free printable template! Our easy-to-make shark headband is great for encouraging fun, imaginative play. Kids can color in their shark any way they want, then pop it on their heads for a snappy look!
Paper Plate Humpback Whale Craft – Add a splash of creativity to any classroom with this humpback whale craft. Kids can use their artistic skills to paint the paper plate in blue and white for a realistic ocean look. Or, they can go wild with color and see what creative whales they can make!
Octopus Handprint Craft – This ink-redible craft is perfect for making memories that’ll last a lifetime! Kids can craft an adorable ocean-themed keepsake with just a few simple supplies. It’s a great way to improve cutting and sticking skills while promoting an understanding of shapes!
Jellyfish Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Use our free printable to start creating a smiling jellyfish puppet. Kids will love taking a dip into this crafty ocean project! Then, once it’s complete, they can “swim” through imaginary seas and explore the wonders of the ocean with their jellyfish!
Ocean Themed Activities
This ocean matching game is a super fun way to stimulate your kid’s mind. Your preschoolers will be hooked as they match the sea creatures while improving their memory and focus. Our ocean-themed matching game is a cool, fishy way to have fun!
Let your little ones dive into the fun with our color by number fish printables. Kids can use their favorite colors to create a unique and vibrant underwater scene! By blending the colors, your kids will develop their artistic skills and create a color-coded masterpiece.
These ocean themed board games will teach your kids patience while having a ton of fun. Playing board games helps children understand the basics of winning and losing and encourages social interaction. Your kids will love these entertaining ocean games – they’re a whale-o-good time!
These j is for jellyfish tracing worksheets make learning the alphabet a fun and interactive experience. Kids can practice letter recognition by tracing the letter J and then color in the sweet jellyfish design. They’ll have a blast matching the letter with their favorite sea creature!
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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!
More Summer Activities
- White cardstock
- Beluga Whale template
- Download the Beluga whale template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Tape a headband extender to each end of the headband base.
- Measure the headband around your child's head, then tape it in place to create a circle.
- Take the fluke and tape it to the inside back of the headband.