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Paper Plate Walrus Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Winter is finally here! If your children love the winter season, they’ll love this paper plate walrus.

This adorable animal craft is a fun activity to do at home or at school.

Your little ones will not only enjoy the experience but can also learn about this interesting arctic animal!

Today, we’re showing you how to create this step by step. We’re also sharing a free printable template to make it even easier!

If you need more activities, you can browse through our favorite winter animal crafts and find the one that’s perfect for your little ones!

Be sure to watch our quick video tutorial below to see exactly how to make this fun craft!

Easy Walrus Craft

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Supplies

Directions

Download the free printable walrus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hands holding paper plate walrus craft template

Paint the paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of paint and let dry completely.

hands painting paper plate brown

Trace the walrus head template onto the paper plate and cut off the top section only.

Position the eyes towards the top of the head and glue in place.

hand gluing eyes to paper plate walrus craft

Glue the nose to the middle of the mouth, then glue the tusks behind and on the bottom of the mouth. Use the marker to draw on whisker holes.

hand gluing nose to paper plate walrus craft
hand gluing tusks to paper plate walrus craft

Take this completed piece and glue it slightly over top the bottom of the eyes.

hand gluing mouth, nose, and tusks to paper plate walrus craft

That’s it! Isn’t this a fun craft to do with the kids over the winter months?! Don’t forget to check out all our other animal crafts for kids while you’re here!

two paper plate walrus crafts

Winter Unit For Kids

Are you putting together a winter learning unit for your kids? Aside from this walrus paper plate craft, we’ve got tons of winter crafts and activities to keep your little ones engaged when it’s cold outside. Keep reading to discover some of our favorite winter unit ideas below!

hand holding paper plate walrus craft

Winter Books For Preschoolers

Spend more time on the winter theme by reading some winter books for kids! These are great for home or the classroom.

The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever.

The Snowy Day – This story shows a child’s wonder at a new world and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

Sneezy The Snowman– Sneezy is COLD! And he’s trying to warm up without success. But, the kids know exactly how to help him!

paper plate walrus craft

Winter Class Crafts

Puffy Paint Penguin Craft – If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a snowy afternoon, try making this puffy paint penguin craft. All you need is some cardstock, shaving cream, our free template, and glue to create these textured penguins. Your kids won’t believe how easy and fun this winter craft is!

Torn Paper Polar Bear Craft – Get ready for a hands-on crafting experience with our torn paper craft! This simple craft is perfect for younger children to practice their fine motor skills while creating a cute polar bear picture. It’s also the perfect opportunity to teach your kids all about these special arctic animals.

collage of winter class crafts

Moving Snowman Paper Plate Craft – This snowman paper plate craft isn’t just adorable, it’s also interactive! Using simple craft supplies, your kids can create a moving snowman they can play with all winter long.

Paper Plate Penguin Craft – Kids of all ages will love creating a little penguin friend with this easy paper plate craft. You can use a white paper plate and paint it, or use a black paper plate for a quicker option. Either way, the result is an adorable penguin that your kids will love!

Preschool Winter Activities

This penguin cutting activity is a great way for young children to improve their fine motor skills. They’ll practice cutting along the lines of each activity, which will also help with hand-eye coordination and dexterity!

We know how difficult it can be to keep kids entertained on a wintery cold day, but with our polar bear do a dots, you’ll have an easy and educational activity ready to go! These printables are perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners who are learning their letters, numbers, and visual skills. 

collage of preschool winter activities

Our walrus worksheets are full of fun and engaging activities for your kids. With handwriting practice, letter recognition, and a labeling activity, your child will have a blast while learning important skills this winter.

Download these printable polar bear worksheets for a complete winter-themed learning experience. These worksheets cover a range of skills, including counting, ABCs, and problem-solving! Just print them out and let your child explore their creativity in an educational way.

Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s project 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!

hand holding paper plate walrus craft

Paper Plate Walrus Craft

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

See how easy it is to make this paper plate walrus craft with the kids this winter! It's a fun arctic animal craft that has a printable template!

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Walrus template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Instructions

  1. Download the walrus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Paint the paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of paint and let dry completely. hands painting paper plate brown
  3. Trace the walrus head template onto the paper plate and cut off the top section only.
  4. Position the eyes towards the top of the head and glue in place. hand gluing eyes to paper plate walrus craft
  5. Glue the nose to the middle of the mouth, then glue the tusks behind and on the bottom of the mouth. Use the marker to draw on whisker holes.
  6. Take this completed piece and glue it slightly overtop the bottom of the eyes.

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Free Walrus Craft Template

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Eunji

Thursday 4th of July 2024

I’m going to let my children to make this adorable one!!! So excited!!!

Sam

Friday 5th of July 2024

Oh, great! I hope you guys have fun!

Jen

Tuesday 14th of May 2024

I let my students pick out our art projects and this was their pick!! 😊❤️ super cute

Sam

Wednesday 15th of May 2024

Aww, thanks! So glad they like it!

Souad

Sunday 28th of January 2024

Super l idee

Sam

Monday 29th of January 2024

Hey, thanks for that compliment!

Julie

Monday 22nd of January 2024

adorable!!

Sam

Monday 22nd of January 2024

Thanks!

Jennifer

Sunday 21st of January 2024

Template Please!

Sam

Monday 22nd of January 2024

Of course! All you need to do is click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

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