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Killer Whale Headband Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Killer whales, or Orcas, are arguably the top apex predators in the ocean. They’re incredibly smart, powerful, and look cool too!

All of these characteristics (and more!) make them a favorite ocean animal for kids.

If your kids are learning about ocean animals, this killer whale headband craft is a fun activity to make!

This craft is super simple and comes with a printables template in 2 different versions. That means it’s great to make with young children in preschool and elementary.

Watch our quick video tutorial below, then be sure to download the free template! And if you like this craft, be sure to check out all of our ocean crafts for kids too.

Orca Headband Craft

killer whale headband craft image collage with the words orca headband in the middle

Supplies

  • Black and white cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
  • Killer whale template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

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

hand holding killer whale headband craft template

Begin by gluing the mouth piece to the bottom of the headband base.

hand gluing mouth to killer whale headband craft

Position the eyes just above the mouth and glue them in place.

hand gluing eye to killer whale headband craft

Next, take the eye spot and glue it just to the right of the eyes.

hand gluing eye spot to killer whale headband craft

Use the tape to attach a headband extender on each side of the base.

hand taping extender to killer whale headband craft

That’s it! Wasn’t this craft so easy?

killer whale headband 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.

These ocean animal printable worksheets are great for kids working on patterns, fine motor skills, the alphabet and more!

2 killer whale headband crafts

Want some ocean animal crafts to make? Check out some of our favorites below:

This ocean sight word worksheets are also a fun idea!

killer whale headband 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!

Ocean Ideas For Kids

2 killer whale headband crafts

Killer Whale Headband Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This killer whale headband is a fun ocean animal craft for kids!

Materials

  • Black and white cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
  • Killer whale template

Instructions

  1. Download the killer whale template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the mouth piece to the bottom of the headband base.
  3. Position the eyes just above the mouth and glue them in place.
  4. Next, take the eye spot and glue it just to the right of the eyes.
  5. Use the tape to attach a headband extender on each side of the base.

Free Orca Headband Template

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