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Paper Plate Beluga Whale Craft [Free Template]

Beluga whales are one of the more unusual looking whales! Their all white body and giant heads make them look a little goofy, but we still love them!

If your child is learning about beluga whales, they’ll love creating this paper plate beluga whale craft.

All you need are a few simple supplies and you’re ready to go!

Watch our quick video tutorial then download the free template and you’re on your way to tons of whale fun.

Once you’re done with this craft, be sure to check out all of our whale crafts for kids!

Easy Beluga Whale Craft

paper plate beluga whale craft image collage with the words paper plate beluga whale in the middle

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Black marker
  • Beluga whale template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

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

hand holding paper plate beluga whale craft template

Place the beluga whale head template in the middle of the paper plate, trace, and cut it out.

hand tracing beluga whale head template onto paper plate

Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side, slightly lower than halfway down. This will give the appearance of the big head.

hand gluing eye to paper plate beluga whale craft

Use a pencil to draw on the whale’s mouth and some wrinkles right above it. When you’re happy with the way it looks, trace it with the black marker.

hand drawing mouth onto paper plate beluga whale craft

Finish off the beluga by gluing the flippers on each bottom side of the head.

hand gluing flipper to paper plate beluga whale craft

That’s all there is to it! It’s one of the simplest paper plate crafts for kids!

hand holding paper plate beluga 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 paper plate beluga whale crafts

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

paper plate beluga whale craft

If you like baking, you have to try out these adorable crab cupcakes!

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.

The ocean playdough kit is a great way for kids to get hands-on with their play. Plus, the pre-made dough is ready to go, so all you need to do is open the box and start playing.

It’s a fun way to explore the ocean world without getting wet, and it’s also a great way to develop fine motor skills. So whether your child is a beach bum or a landlubber, the ocean play dough kit is sure to be a hit!

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hand holding paper plate beluga whale craft

Paper Plate Beluga Whale Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and super simple paper plate Beluga Whale craft during the summer!

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Black marker
  • Beluga whale template

Instructions

  1. Download the beluga whale template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Place the beluga whale head template in the middle of the paper plate, trace, and cut it out.
  3. Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side, slightly lower than halfway down. This will give the appearance of the big head.
  4. Use a pencil to draw on the whale's mouth and some wrinkles right above it. When you're happy with the way it looks, trace it with the black marker.
  5. Finish off the beluga by gluing the flippers on each bottom side of the head.

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Free Beluga Template

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