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Killer Whale Paper Bag Puppet Craft [Free Template]

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If you’re searching for a fun ocean animal activity for the kids to do, this killer whale paper bag puppet craft is great!

This is a simple whale craft for kids that’s fun to make and is great for creative play when they’re done as well.

Be sure to watch our quick video tutorial to see how we made it, then download the free printable template.

This killer whale craft is perfect for preschoolers and early elementary children!

Orca Craft For Kids

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Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Dark blue marker
  • 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 paper bag craft template

Optional: Begin by gluing the blue water background to the flap and main portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing blue paper to brown paper bag

Next, create the orca’s head by gluing the whale’s mouth to the bottom of the head.

hand gluing mouth to killer whale paper bag craft

Glue the eyes just above the mouth, along the left side of the head.

hand gluing eye to killer whale paper bag craft

Finish the head by gluing the eye spot to the right of the eyes.

hand gluing eye spot to killer whale paper bag craft

Take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing head to killer whale paper bag craft

Make the killer whale’s body by gluing the white belly to the middle of the body.

hand gluing belly to killer whale paper bag craft

Place the completed body on the main portion of the brown paper bag. Try to line it up with the head, then glue it in place.

hand gluing body to killer whale paper bag craft

Finish the puppet by using a marker to draw on some water lines on the exposed part of the paper bag.

hand drawing water on orca paper bag craft

Now your child has a fun puppet to play with!

hand holding orca paper bag puppet craft

Ocean Theme Unit For Kids

Want to take this whale craft and add it to an ocean themed unit? We’ve got some great ideas to get you started!

We love borrowing books from the library or buying some to add to our home collection. Reading is a great way to introduce a new unit and as you know, has tremendous benefits! Below are some of the top rated ocean 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!

Shark Lady– This children’s book is based upon the true story of Eugenie Clark, aka, The Shark Lady. Learn about her love of sharks, her discoveries, and the inspiring message of going after what you want in life.

The Rainbow Fish -This is a classic children’s book with a wonderful message for children. In it, a fish learns to share his favorite possession, his glittery scales, with his friends!

If you want some educational activities, try out these ocean animal printable preschool worksheets. They’re great for working on fine motor skills, the alphabet, patterns, and more!

2 paper bag killer whale crafts

These ocean I Spy printables are also great for counting, memory, and visual discrimination.

Want more ocean crafts? We’ve got plenty more for you to choose from!

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!

orca paper bag puppet craft

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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 orca paper bag puppet craft

Killer Whale Paper Bag Puppet Craft

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

Want a fun ocean animal craft to make with the kids? This Killer Whale paper bag puppet is it!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Dark blue marker
  • Killer whale template

Instructions

  1. Download the killer whale template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Optional: Begin by gluing the blue water background to the flap and main portion of the brown paper bag.
  3. Next, create the orca's head by gluing the whale's mouth to the bottom of the head.
  4. Glue the eyes just above the mouth, along the left side of the head.
  5. Finish the head by gluing the eye spot to the right of the eyes.
  6. Take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
  7. Make the killer whale's body by gluing the white belly to the middle of the body.
  8. Place the completed body on the main portion of the brown paper bag. Try to line it up with the head, then glue it in place.
  9. Finish the puppet by using a marker to draw on some water lines on the exposed part of the paper bag.

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