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Killer Whale Toilet Paper Roll Craft [Free Template]

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Orcas are one of the most intriguing animals in the ocean!

Did you know they’re actually classified in the dolphin family? That’s just one of the surprising facts about killer whales!

If your children or students are learning about Orcas, this Killer Whale toilet paper roll craft is a great supplementary activity.

It’s an easy whale craft for kids that recycles!

Watch our short video tutorial below to see exactly how to put this craft together, then be sure to download the free printable template.

Orca Craft For Kids

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

Supplies

  • Toilet paper roll tube (get clean, new ones here)
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Orca 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 toilet paper roll whale template

Position the Orca’s belly in the middle of the body piece and glue it in place.

hand gluing belly onto toilet paper roll killer whale craft

Glue the eyes just above the mouth, on the left side. Next, glue the eye spot to the right of the eyes.

hand gluing eye onto toilet paper roll killer whale craft
hand gluing eye spot onto toilet paper roll killer whale craft

Take a piece of tape and place it half on, half off one end of the whale body piece. Tape that side to the toilet paper roll.

hand taping killer whale paper onto cardboard tube

Next, take another piece of tape and place it on the other end of the whale body piece. Wrap the body around the cardboard tube and tape it in place.

Fold each of the flippers along the dashed line, then glue it to the side of the whale body. Repeat for each side.

hand gluing flipper onto toilet paper roll killer whale craft

That’s it! Isn’t this an easy kids crafts?!

hand holding killer whale toilet paper roll craft

Ocean Theme Unit Ideas For Kids

Are you looking to create an ocean themed unit around this whale craft? We’ve got some great ideas to get the creativity flowing!

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!

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For some great ocean themed crafts, check out some of our favorite ones below:

killer whale toilet paper roll craft

For some educational activities, try out these ocean animal printable preschool worksheets. They’ll help kids work on letter recognition, fine motor skills, and more.

These ocean I Spy printables are another fun option that will help kids with visual discrimination.

We also love these ocean color playdough mats from Homeschool Preschool!

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

hand holding killer whale toilet paper roll craft

Killer Whale Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Take those old cardboard tubes and make this cute killer whale toilet paper roll craft!

Materials

  • Toilet paper roll tube (get clean, new ones here)
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Orca template

Instructions

  1. Download the killer whale template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Position the Orca's belly in the middle of the body piece and glue it in place.
  3. Glue the eyes just above the mouth, on the left side. Next, glue the eye spot to the right of the eyes.
  4. Take a piece of tape and place it half on, half off one end of the whale body piece. Tape that side to the toilet paper roll.
  5. Next, take another piece of tape and place it on the other end of the whale body piece. Wrap the body around the cardboard tube and tape it in place.
  6. Fold each of the flippers along the dashed line, then glue it to the side of the whale body. Repeat for each side.

Free Killer Whale Template

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