Inside: This winter, learn more about arctic animals and make this adorable walrus arctic craft for kids.
Today, we’re sharing a walrus 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
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- Snowflake stickers
- Glue stick (I prefer this one when using cardstock)
- Colored cardstock (in 3 shades of blue, white, brown, light brown and black)
- .5″ circle punch
- 1″ circle punch
- Standard hole punch
- Black pen
- Walrus craft template (free download at the bottom of this page)
- 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.
- 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.
- Glue one layer of blue waves on top of the icebergs.
- Glue the walrus on top of the last layer of blue ways.
- 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.
- Alternate layers of waves and ice chunks, until you’ve reached the bottom of the background paper.
- Stick the snowflake stickers on top of the finished 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.
Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the bottom of the page to download your free walrus template.
More Winter Animal Crafts For Kids
- Free Printable Polar Bear Memory Game For Kids
- Footprint Penguin Craft For Kids
- Pop Up Penguin Craft
Arctic Animal Resources