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Humpback Whale Toilet Paper Roll Craft [Free Template]

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Do you have a big pile of recycled cardboard tubes sitting around? Put them to good use making this Humpback whale toilet paper roll craft.

It’s an easy whale craft for kids that comes with a free template!

We love creating this whale craft when we’re teaching kids about the ocean and whales.

Make this craft with your kids or students this summer. Read on below to see exactly how we made this cute little whale!

Cardboard Tube Humpback Whale Craft

toilet paper roll humpback whale craft image collage with the words paper roll humpback whale craft in the middle

Supplies

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Tape
  • 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 toilet paper roll humpback whale craft template

Glue the paper eyes or googly eyes just above and slightly outside the mouth.

hand gluing eye to toilet paper roll humpback whale craft

Use a grayish blue marker to draw curved lines along the whale’s belly piece.

hand drawing curved lines to belly

Position the belly just below the mouth and glue it in place.

hand gluing belly to toilet paper roll humpback whale craft

Take a piece of tape and place it along one edge of the whale’s body. Tape it to the cardboard tube. Tape the other side of the whale body, then wrap it around the toilet paper roll and tape it in place.

hand taping whale body to toilet paper roll

Fold the whale’s flippers along the dashed line, then glue it to the side of the whale’s body. Repeat this for the other side.

hand gluing fin to side of toilet paper roll humpback whale craft

Finish off by gluing the water to the top, back of the front of the whale’s head.

hand gluing water to top of toilet paper roll humpback whale craft

Now your child has a cute Humpback whale craft to show off!

hand holding toilet paper roll humpback 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.

2 toilet paper roll humpback whale crafts

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

humpback whale craft

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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hand holding toilet paper roll humpback whale craft

Humpback Whale Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This toilet paper roll Humpback whale is a fun ocean animal craft for kids

Materials

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Tape
  • Humpback whale template

Instructions

  1. Download the humpback whale template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Glue the paper eyes or googly eyes just above and slightly outside the mouth.
  3. Use a grayish blue marker to draw curved lines along the whale's belly piece.
  4. Position the belly just below the mouth and glue it in place.
  5. Take a piece of tape and place it along one edge of the whale's body. Tape it to the cardboard tube. Tape the other side of the whale body, then wrap it around the toilet paper roll and tape it in place.
  6. Fold the whale's flippers along the dashed line, then glue it to the side of the whale's body. Repeat this for the other side.
  7. Finish off by gluing the water to the top, back of the front of the whale's head.

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