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Handprint Walrus Craft For Kids

With winter in full swing and Christmastime coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to switch to winter themed crafts.

And while there are tons of different ways you can make winter crafts, we love focusing our crafts on arctic animals.

This handprint walrus craft for kids is a fun and easy craft the kids will love creating at home or at school. It’s the newest activity we’ve added to our growing collection of winter animal crafts for kids.

We’ve made it super simple to recreate by including our free printable walrus craft template, so don’t forget to download your free copy.

Whether you decide to make this walrus craft with your kids at home, in the classroom or even at daycare, we’re certain the kids will have a blast!

Read our simple directions below or watch our step by step video tutorial to see how easy it is.

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Handprint walrus craft image collage with the words walrus handprint craft in the middle

If you haven’t seen our other handprint crafts for kids, you may not know how much we love creating them!

We’ve made them for almost every season and holiday and love adding new ones to our growing collection.

There are so many reasons why we believe handprint crafts are some of the best crafts you can do with your kids.

First, they’re super simple. When you’re making crafts with young kids like toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children, simplicity is a must!

Related: Walrus Arctic Animal Paper Craft For Kids

Second, handprint crafts are so fun! Kids love seeing how their handprints can be turned into a variety of adorable animals and projects! Often times, these crafts are also perfect for making into cards or simply giving to parents and grandparents.

Finally, handprint crafts are very affordable to make. All you need is some card stock or construction paper, scissors, glue and you’re all set!

Now that you know why handprint crafts are so awesome, let’s get to making this cute handprint walrus!

Supplies

  • Colored card stock (in shades of brown and black)
  • Kraft paper (optional; that’s what we used for the lighter brown paper)
  • White card stock
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick (this kind works best with thick paper)
  • Walrus craft template (download form located at the end of the page)

Directions

Download the walrus craft template and print it out. There’s an option to print the pieces out on 1-2 pages or print them individually if you want to print them directly onto the colored paper they belong on.

Cut out all your pieces.

Hands holding walrus craft template

Place the lighter colored walrus belly on the bottom, wider part of the walrus body and glue in place. Trim off any excess you may have.

Hands gluing light brown paper to dark brown walrus body

Make the walrus’s muzzle area by gluing the tusks to the back of the muzzle.

Hands gluing walrus tusks to muzzle

Place the muzzle and tusks just above the lighter belly and glue in place.

Hands gluing walrus muzzle to body

Glue the black nose on the muzzle, with the top part of the nose slightly off the top of the muzzle.

Hands gluing nose to walrus craft

Use the black marker to draw a straight line down an inch or two from the pointy part of the walrus nose. Make some small circles on either side of the nose to represent whisker holes.

Hands drawing walrus whisker holes on craft

Position the eyes above the nose and glue in place.

Hands gluing eyes to walrus craft

Trace your child’s left and right hands onto the same colored paper you made the walrus’ body from. Cut each one out.

Position the handprints with the thumbs pointing down at a slight angle at the bottom of the walrus’ body. These are the walrus’ flippers.

Hands gluing handprint flippers to walrus craft

Isn’t this walrus so cute?! If you think your kids will love this walrus craft, you should also check out this polar bear handprint craft.

Dark brown and light brown handprint walrus
Light brown handprint walrus

We love both of the ones we made, but our favorite is the dark brown walrus! What kind of walrus will your kids make?

Don’t stop at the standard brown walruses. Let your child’s imagination run wild and make a walrus in every color of the rainbow.

Related: Arctic Puffin Card Craft For Kids

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Fun Winter Ideas For Kids

Go to your local library and pick up these winter books to read with the kids! They’re cute, engaging, and perfect for reading at bed time. If your kids really love these books, pick them up from Amazon and add them to your home collection.

The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever.

The Snowy Day – This story shows a child’s wonder at a new world and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

Sneezy The Snowman– Sneezy is COLD! And he’s trying to warm up without success. But, the kids know exactly how to help him!

These winter activity coins will kick boredom to the curb! They’re cute and a fun way to discover new ideas.

Pull out this winter play dough kit to give the kids some fun hands-on sensory play!

Share With Us

Did you make this handprint walrus craft with your kids or students?

We love seeing how you make our crafts and can’t wait to see how they turn out.

If you have a second, we’d love for you to snap a picture and post it to our Facebook page wall or in our private Facebook group.

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Handprint Walrus Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this cute handprint walrus craft for kids. It’s an easy winter craft idea that comes with a free printable template.

Materials

  • Colored card stock (in shades of brown and black)
  • Kraft paper (optional; that’s what we used for the lighter brown paper)
  • White card stock
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Walrus craft template (download form located at the end of the page)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the walrus craft template, print and cut out all of the pieces.
  2. Place the lighter colored walrus belly on the bottom, wider part of the walrus body and glue in place. Trim off any excess you may have.
  3. Take the walrus muzzle and glue the tusks to the back of the muzzle.
  4. Place the muzzle and teeth slightly above the belly and glue in place.
  5. Glue the black nose on the muzzle, with the top part of the nose slightly off the top of the muzzle.
  6. Use the black marker to draw a straight line down a inch or two from the pointy part of the walrus nose. Make some small circles on either side of the nose to represent whisker holes.
  7. Position the eyes above nose and glue in place.
  8. Trace your child’s left and right hands onto the same colored paper you made the walrus’ body from. Cut each one out.
  9. Position the handprints with the thumbs pointing down at a slight angle at the bottom of the walrus’ body. These are the walrus’ flippers.

Free Walrus Template

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Marjorie

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Where do I download the template?

Sam

Tuesday 21st of September 2021

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Susan

Monday 28th of June 2021

I think it would be wonderful if pictures and videos for children's crafts were made by photographing and video taping the child doing it.

Sam

Monday 28th of June 2021

That would be great! My kids are growing too fast though; they don’t want to do them!

Bambi

Saturday 17th of April 2021

I would love the walrus template. Thanks.

Sam T

Monday 19th of April 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you ?

Lorraine

Monday 15th of March 2021

Is the walrus template available to download?

Sam T

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

Yes! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you ?

Patty

Monday 8th of February 2021

Walrus handprint template

Sam T

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and it’ll be sent to you ?

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