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Paper Plate Killer Whale Craft [Free Template]

We love learning about animals and Killer Whale’s are some of the coolest creatures on the planet!

Kids will have a blast learning about orcas and then making this paper plate killer whale craft.

This activity is a fun whale craft for kids and is very easy to create.

Download the free printable template and be sure to watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how to make this whale!

Orca Paper Plate Craft

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

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Black and white cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • 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 killer whale paper plate craft template

Paint a paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of black paint. Let dry completely before moving on.

hand painting paper plate black

Place the Killer Whale body template on the black paper plate, trace, and cut it out.

hand tracing killer whale body on paper plate

Begin to create the whale by gluing the tail fluke to the left end and backside of the paper plate.

hand gluing tail fluke to paper plate whale

Next, glue the Orca belly to the bottom of the whale. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off the paper plate.

hand gluing belly to paper plate whale

Take the eye and glue it near the far right side of the body.

hand gluing eye to paper plate whale

Place the eye spot just to the left of the eye and glue it in place.

hand gluing eye spot to paper plate whale

Finish the Killer Whale by gluing the flipper in the middle of the body, slightly above the white belly.

hand gluing flipper to paper plate whale

That’s it!

hand holding paper plate killer whale

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2 paper plate killer whales

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paper plate killer whale

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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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2 paper plate killer whales

Paper Plate Killer Whale Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this paper plate killer whale when learning about ocean animals!

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Black and white cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Orca template

Instructions

  1. Download the Killer Whale template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Paint a paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of black paint. Let dry completely before moving on.
  3. Place the Killer Whale body template on the black paper plate, trace, and cut it out.
  4. Begin to create the whale by gluing the tail fluke to the left end and backside of the paper plate.
  5. Next, glue the Orca belly to the bottom of the whale. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off the paper plate.
  6. Take the eye and glue it near the far right side of the body.
  7. Place the eye spot just to the left of the eye and glue it in place.
  8. Finish the Killer Whale by gluing the flipper in the middle of the body, slightly above the white belly.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Orca Template

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Kelly

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

Please email me the template

Sam

Thursday 13th of October 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you :)

Candy

Saturday 4th of June 2022

My kid love the whale so much, he loves to make this craft

Sam

Monday 6th of June 2022

Oh, great! Hope he likes this then!

Tara

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

I am very interested in doing this craft for Summer Reading at our library. I think it will be great for combining with a picture book and kids always love to paint.

Sam

Monday 24th of January 2022

Awesome! I hope everyone has fun when the time comes!

Rosina LaComb

Friday 10th of September 2021

THanks

Sam

Friday 10th of September 2021

Yep :)

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