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Beluga Whale Puppet Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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Baby Beluga, oh Baby Beluga! Are you thinking about that classic kids’ song now?

Chances are that song is most children’s introduction to Beluga whales. Besides this song, most of the time when kids think of whales they think of Orcas, Blue whales, or even Humpback whales.

But not today! Today we’re all about the Belugas!

Create this Beluga whale puppet craft with your kids or students to teach them more about these amazing white whales.

It’s an easy whale craft for kids that also comes with a printable template.

Watch our quick video tutorial or read on below to see exactly how we made this simple whale puppet.

Paper Bag Beluga Whale Craft

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Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • White cardstock
  • Beluga template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the Beluga template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding paper bag beluga whale craft template

Optionally: If you want to make it look like the Beluga is in the water, cut a thin strip of blue paper and glue it to the top of the brown paper bag flap. Glue the larger blue rectangle to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing blue rectangle to paper bag beluga craft
hand gluing blue rectangle to paper bag beluga craft

Glue the Beluga head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing head to paper bag beluga craft

Position the flippers on either side of the body, around the middle, and glue them to the back of the body.

hand gluing flippers to paper bag beluga craft

Finish the puppet by gluing the body onto the blue rectangle.

hand gluing body to paper bag beluga craft

That’s it! So fast, right?

hand holding paper bag beluga whale craft

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.

paper bag beluga whale craft

For some more whale themed crafts, check out some of our newest ideas:

This ocean sensory bin is great for when you want something done for you. If you prefer the DIY route, try out this frozen ocean sensory bin.

Another fun option is this ocean play dough set. It’s sparkly and comes with several cool fish!

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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!

Ocean Ideas For Kids

hand holding paper bag beluga whale craft

Beluga Whale Puppet Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this paper bag Beluga whale craft with the kids for World Ocean Day!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • White cardstock
  • Beluga template

Instructions

  1. Download the Beluga template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Optionally: If you want to make it look like the Beluga is in the water, cut a thin strip of blue paper and glue it to the top of the brown paper bag flap. Glue the larger blue rectangle to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
  3. Glue the Beluga head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
  4. Position the flippers on either side of the body, around the middle, and glue them to the back of the body.
  5. Finish the puppet by gluing the body onto the blue rectangle.

Free Beluga Whale Template

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