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Walrus Arctic Animal Craft For Kids [Free Template]

This winter, learn more about arctic animals and make this adorable walrus arctic craft for kids.

With Christmas almost over, we’ve switched gears from elves, Santa and reindeer to polar animals.

So far we’ve made a fun Polar Bear memory game and an adorable footprint penguin craft.

Today, we’re sharing a fun winter animal craft for kids they’ll have a blast making!

Read on below to see how to make one at home with your kids, today.

Walrus Craft For Kids

Supplies

Directions

Download the walrus craft template and print out on white cardstock. Cut out all the pieces.

Trace the walrus body onto the dark brown cardstock and the walrus mouth onto the light brown cardstock. Cut them out. Cut out the icebergs and tusks. Using the black cardstock, cut out a small triangle for the walrus’s nose. Draw waves onto the light and dark blue cardstock and cut out.

Using the 1″ circle punch, cut out 2 circles on white cardstock. Using the .5″ circle punch, cut out 2 circles on black cardstock. Using the standard hole punch, cut out 2 circles on white cardstock.

Assemble the walrus’s eyes by gluing the small white circles onto the black circles, then glue the black circles onto the 1″ white circles.

Create the walrus by following these steps:

Glue the eyes onto the top of the walrus body.

Position the tusks, mouth and nose onto the paper, then glue the tusks in place first, making sure you only glue the top half of the tusks down and not the bottom half.

Glue the mouth on top of the tusks and then black triangle nose on top of the mouth.

hands gluing walrus mouth to walrus body
hands gluing walrus nose to walrus body

Use the pen to draw whisker holes onto the sides of the mouth.

Use the pale blue cardstock as the background for the craft. Glue one or two icebergs towards the top of the paper.

hand gluing iceberg to blue paper

Glue one layer of blue waves on top of the icebergs.

hand gluing wave to blue paper

Glue the walrus on top of the last layer of blue ways.

hand gluing walrus body to walrus craft

Glue another layer of waves on top of the lower portion of the walrus. Glue the lower portion of the walrus tusks above this wave layer.

hand gluing waves to walrus craft

Alternate layers of waves and ice chunks, until you’ve reached the bottom of the background paper.

hand gluing waves to walrus craft
hand gluing iceberg to walrus craft

Stick the snowflake stickers on top of the finished craft.

hand gluing snowflake sticker to walrus craft

This craft was really fun to make with the kids. My young one needed help with all the ocean layers, but he loved sticking the snowflake stickers all over when we were done.

You could use this walrus craft when your kids are learning the letter W or during the winter time when they’re learning all about polar animals.

walrus craft

Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the bottom of the page to download your free walrus template.

Winter Animal Resources

If you want even more arctic animal activities for kids to do, be sure to check out these ideas below!

We have lots more winter animal crafts children can do. This handprint walrus is a reader favorite and it’s extra-large so it’s easier for little hands to make.

This penguin headband craft is another one of our favorites! You can make it from paper or print in black and white for kids to color in.

Books are a fabulous way to help your children develop their vocabulary and create a love of reading! Here are some of the best winter animal craft books.

Polar Bear Island is a fun book for winter! Polar bear island is just that – only for polar bears! That is until Kirby the penguin comes to visit. She turns the place around and adds tons of interesting excitement, but will the polar bears let her stay? You have to check it out and see for yourself!

Tacky The Penguin– This is a great book for children to learn about acceptance and valuing others for exactly who they are.

Owl Babies– A sweet book that teaches kids that Mom always comes back! It’s especially great for children who may have separation anxiety.

Get Our Favorite Winter Crafts!

Walrus Craft For Kids

Walrus Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this fun paper walrus craft for kids! It's great for winter crafting!

Materials

  • Snowflake stickers
  • Glue stick
  • Colored cardstock
  • Black pen
  • Walrus craft template

Tools

  • Scissors
  • .5" circle punch
  • 1" circle punch
  • Standard hole punch

Instructions

  1. Download the walrus craft template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Begin assembling the walrus by gluing the tusks to the body as in the video below.
  3. Glue the light brown nose area on the top of the tusks.
  4. Glue the triangle nose to the top, middle area of the nose area.
  5. Glue each of the eyes to the top of the walrus body.
  6. Use a pen to draw in the whisker holes on the nose area.
  7. Assemble the background by gluing one iceberg to the lightest blue card stock.
  8. Next glue one layer of waves on top of the iceberg.
  9. Place the completed walrus on the next level and glue down.
  10. Add one or two more icebergs next to the walrus and glue in place.
  11. Add the final layers of water by gluing them one in front of another.
  12. Glue the smallest icebergs on the top layer.
  13. Finish off by placing the snowflake stickers all over the scene.

Free Walrus Template

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Madi

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Thank you!

Sam T

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

You're welcome!

Jane M

Thursday 19th of March 2020

Great activity. Thanks

Sam T

Thursday 19th of March 2020

You're very welcome!

Kat Brown

Thursday 19th of December 2019

Beautiful

Sam T

Friday 20th of December 2019

Aw, thanks!

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