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Humpback Whale Headband Craft [Free Template]

When we think of whales, the first one that comes to mind is the humpback whale! Kids love whales, because they’re so gigantic and a little mysterious.

If your kiddo or students are learning about whales, then this humpback whale headband craft is the perfect activity to do when you’re done!

It’s an easy whale craft for kids that also comes with a free printable template. And, if you have a little one at home that can’t yet craft with their older siblings, we also have a color in version they can use.

Read our directions below or watch our quick video tutorial to see how to make this whale craft.

Humpback Whale Craft

humpback whale headband craft image collage with the words humpback whale headband in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Humpback whale template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

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

hand holding humpback whale headband craft template

Take the eyes and glue them just above and outside the whale’s smile.

hand gluing eyes to humpback whale headband craft

Position the whale’s cheek just below the eye and glue them in place.

hand gluing cheeks to humpback whale headband craft

Use a grayish blue marker to draw curved lines along the belly. Next, glue the completed belly just below the mouth.

hand drawing lines on humpback whale belly

Use a dark blue marker to draw spots along the top side of the whales’ head.

hand drawing spots on humpback whale headband craft

Tape a headband extender on each side of the base of the headband.

hand taping extender to humpback whale headband craft

Place the headband on your child’s head to determine the size, then tape it closed to form a circle.

Finish off by taping the whale’s fluke to the back, inside of the headband.

hand taping fluke to humpback whale headband craft

That’s it! This will look so cute on the kids!

humpback whale headbands

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.

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For some more ocean crafts, check out our picks below:

humpback whale headband

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!

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humpback whale headbands

Humpback Whale Headband Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Kids learning about whales? Then try making this cute humpback whale headband craft!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Humpback whale template

Instructions

  1. Download the humpback whale template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Take the eyes and glue them just above and outside the whale's smile.
  3. Position the whale's cheek just below the eye and glue them in place.
  4. Use a grayish blue marker to draw curved lines along the belly. Next, glue the completed belly just below the mouth.
  5. Use a dark blue marker to draw spots along the top side of the whales' head.
  6. Tape a headband extender on each side of the base of the headband.
  7. Place the headband on your child's head to determine the size, then tape it closed to form a circle.
  8. Finish off by taping the whale's fluke to the back, inside of the headband.

Free Humpback Whale Template

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kris lavado

Saturday 10th of July 2021

Great idea! Thanks :)

Sam

Monday 12th of July 2021

Aw, thanks!

Leta

Thursday 10th of June 2021

Please send the Whale template, We would love to do this with our story time kiddos, Thanks!

Sam

Saturday 12th of June 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you.

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