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12 Fun Whale Crafts For Kids [With Free Templates]

Are whales one of your children’s favorite animals? If so, they’re in for a treat!

We’re sharing 7 adorable and fun to make whale crafts for kids!

These projects are simple and easy to make and all come with a free printable template.

Scroll through to find your favorites and save them for later! These crafts are great for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children.

Easy Whale Crafts

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hand holding paper bag whale craft

Kids love pretend play and paper bag crafts? If so, they’ll have a blast making this humpback whale puppet craft.

2 paper plate killer whales

This paper plate killer whale craft is easy and so cute too!

2 beluga whale headband crafts

This beluga whale headband craft is one of the easiest whale crafts we have on the blog! All your kids need to do is print, tape, and proudly wear it!

2 paper plate whale crafts

We all love paper plate crafts and this paper plate humpback whale craft is one of our new favorites. It’s so cute and fun to make!

hand holding orca paper bag puppet craft

Create this killer whale paper bag puppet craft during the summer or when doing an ocean themed unit! Kids who love going to Sea World will want to make this easy craft.

paper plate beluga whale craft

For one of the easiest whales crafts ever, make this adorable paper plate beluga whale.

humpback whale headbands

Headband crafts are a fun activity to make and to wear! This humpback whale headband craft comes with a color in or craft template.

arctic animal narwhal craft

Narwhals are like the unicorn of the sea, so what kids wouldn’t want to make this cute narwhal craft?!

humpback whale craft

This toilet paper roll humpback whale craft is cute and colorful! Not only that, but it uses up some of the cardboard tubes you’ve been saving.

toilet paper roll beluga whale craft

With this beluga toilet paper roll craft, kids will learn how to turn a toilet paper roll into an adorable beluga whale! This is one of our favorite crafts because it’s so easy and can be used in the classroom or at home. It’s also perfect if you’re looking for an ocean themed activity.

2 killer whale toilet paper roll crafts

Not a fan of humpback whales? Try out this killer whale toilet paper roll craft instead!

hand holding paper bag beluga whale craft

Can’t get enough of Beluga whales? Add in this Beluga whale puppet craft!

This whale handprint craft is an amazing adventure into the world of arts. This fun activity is a great way to explore kids’ creativity. It also helps them sharpen those important fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Which whale craft are you most excited to make? Let us know in the comments below!

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!

Shark Lady– This children’s book is based upon the true story of Eugenie Clark, aka, The Shark Lady. Learn about her love of sharks, her discoveries, and the inspiring message of going after what you want in life.

The Rainbow Fish -This is a classic children’s book with a wonderful message for children. In it, a fish learns to share his favorite possession, his glittery scales, with his friends!

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!

More Ideas For Kids

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Sunday 24th of March 2024

I would love to have the whale project for my kinders Gina


Monday 25th of March 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post you want and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈


Thursday 18th of January 2024

such fun and cute ideas! thanks for your work!


Thursday 18th of January 2024

You're welcome! So glad you can try some of these ocean crafts!

Anne Slater

Monday 20th of February 2023

I would love to have the whale template to make with my Kindergarteners for an upcoming Raffi music program. Thank you.


Monday 20th of February 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you 🙂


Thursday 17th of February 2022

I would like the whale template for the headband please. Thank you


Saturday 19th of February 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 ?


Sunday 5th of September 2021

Can I have the humpback whale template please


Monday 6th of September 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post you want the template of to have the link sent to you ?

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