Does your child love learning about the ocean? This whale paper plate craft is simple enough to do together and it’s just a bonus that the results look great!
Head over to our list of more Whale Activities for Kids if you are looking to do more fun whale activities with your homeschooler.
Your kids will have so much fun that they won’t even notice their creative skills are heading through the roof! Plus, all you need are simple supplies from around your home. Just follow my easy step-by-step instructions and watch as your little one creates their very own whale craft easily!
This activity can help moms like yourself, nurture creativity in your kids and at the same time develop their recognition of this majestic marine mammal.
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Fun Facts About Whales
Did you know that there are two main groups of whales roaming our vast seas? These types are the baleen (toothless) whales and the toothed whales.
The whale, specifically the blue whale, is the largest mammal animal that ever existed.
These majestic mammals also know how to carry a tune! They do it for a number of reasons, and one of the reasons is to create a melody while they watch over their calves.
The tail of the whale is unique from each other. Like fingerprints to humans, whales have flukes or lobes which have distinct traits that can be helpful in identifying a specific whale species.
Aren’t these aquatic giants so fascinating? Sharing all these quick fun facts with your homeschooler can be a great side activity while making your whale paper plate craft!
There are more fun facts books about all whale species out there! Try my recommended books about this giant sea mammal below.
Recommended Whale Books
Take your child on a reading adventure with these recommended books where the main character is our favorite aquatic animal – whales!
Facts About the Blue Whale (A Picture Book For Kids 243)If I Were a WhaleWhales for Kids – Learn Fun Facts About The Different Type of Whale SpeciesAll Things Whales For Kids: Filled With Plenty of Facts, Photos, and Fun to Learn all About WhalesThe Whiny Whale: A Story About Having a Positive AttitudeWhales: The Gentle Giants
Recommended Ocean Activity Kits
Are you enjoying the whale paper plate craft with your child? There are more of these fun-filled aquatic animal activities, not just about whales! Find more ocean activities for your little ones below.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Ocean Animal Dig KitMade By Me Create Your Own Underwater Sand ArtDIY Whale Paper Lamp Kit, DIY Paper CraftFEAYEA Whale Diamond Painting for Kids with Wooden FrameFun Express Flowerpot Whale Craft Kit – Makes 12- Crafts for KidsExquiss 5 Patterns for Marine Animals Tissue Paper Suncatcher Crafts
Whale Paper Plate Craft Supplies
Gathering the materials for your whale paper plate craft can be easy as 1-2-3! Most of the supplies you need can be found in your own home while the ones you lack you can easily grab from your favorite craft store.
I have also provided a printable template below for your traceable sea creature characters! Spend your precious time creating the whale paper plate with your kid and less time gathering the materials that you need.
- Printer (I have this one)
- Printable template – print it out below
- Liquid glue
- Paper plate
- Popsicle stick
- Black marker
- Glue stick
- Colored paper
How to Make a Whale Paper Plate Craft
There’s more fun in creating this activity when you do not just create the whale itself, but also its natural habitat. Create your whale’s home using a paper plate and colored paper cutouts. You can attach them all together using your liquid glue.
Your whale needs its companion! Make sure to download and print the template provided below, so you can trace, cut, and paste your colorful whale friends into your paper plate sea
Don’t forget about the star of this activity – the whale itself! Stick your whale cutout into a popsicle stick and reunite your whale with its friends by attaching it to your ocean paper plate!
Make your newfound aquatic friend swim with its friends by moving your popsicle stick back and forth!
Well done! Your paper plate whale is now finally done! Great work!
- Who says you can’t create a few more friends for your whale? You can add more sea creatures and aquatic plants to make your ocean appear more colorful!
- Explore your whale’s movements, you can add more slits to your paper plate for this, just be careful when using your scissors to create the slits.
- Don’t forget to have fun with your finished product!
- Liquid glue
- Paper plate
- Popsicle stick
- Black Marker
- Glue stick
- Colored paper (yellow, green, black, red, sky blue)
- Template provided (Printable)
- Using scissors, create a semi-circle shape out of your sky blue colored paper, then cut a wave-like line on the straight surface part of it.
- Glue your sky blue colored paper cut-out onto a paper plate. Make a small slit and follow the circular bottom edge of your paper plate. Make sure the cut is not exceeding the semi-circle sky blue paper that you glued earlier.
- Print the template provided below, Carefully cut the pieces out using scissors.
- Trace the cut-out figures onto your colored papers and carefully cut them using your scissors.
- Attach the cut-out figures (starfish, seaweed, and fish) to the work you created in steps 1-2.
- Using a glue stick, attach the star of this activity (the whale) to a popsicle stick.
- Lastly, attach your whale on a stick to the ocean paper plate you created and here you go!
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Your kids will not only enjoy doing this whale paper plate craft, but they will also get a kick out of seeing their art come alive with this easy and creative project!
And you can be proud knowing you nurtured the creativity of your little one without needing expensive materials or hours of planning. Everyone wins!
Download the Whale Paper Plate Craft Template Below
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