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Fun Whale Crafts for Kids

Fun Whale Crafts for Kids

Are you looking for a fun whale craft? You can use these simple crafts to go along with your ocean unit, W is for Whale lesson, or to go with the story of Jonah and the Whale. I love crafts that use simple materials and all of these do. From paper plate whales and egg carton whales to rock whales and whale headbands, your whale lover will have a blast with these different crafts for kids. 



Use your extra egg cartons to make this adorable egg carton whale craft from I Heart Crafty Things. You will need a piece of the egg carton, blue paint, blue paper, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes for this easy whale craft.

In the Playroom shows you how to make a paper plate craft whale. All you need is a paper plate, blue construction paper, blue paint, and a googly eye to make this adorable whale.

A Little Pinch of Perfect shows you how to make a paper bag whale craft. This paper bag craft is a great way to make a 3D whale.

Simple Everyday Mom makes an orca whale puppet made out of paper bags and her template.


Here’s an easy craft from Primary Theme Park. At the top of the whale they put a small amount of paint on the whale’s blow hole. Then, they blow it using a straw. So fun and each whale turns out different.

Make a whale headband with the free printable from Simple Everyday Mom. This headband is a great addition to other whale themed activities.

Out Upon the Waters uses a clothes pin to make this whale themed craft move its mouth. She uses hers as a Jonah and the Whale craft, but you can leave out Jonah if you wanted to make a talking or singing whale.

Craft Create Cook used an empty K-cup to make this fun craft. What a great idea! Use pipe cleaners and craft paper or craft foam to complete the whale.


This is a great whale preschool craft because it involves lacing, which builds fine motor skills. Non Toy Gifts shows you how to turn a paper plate into an ocean scene for a whale.

Glued to My Crafts Blog turns styrofoam cups into whales in just a few easy steps.

Use cupcake liners to make whales like they did at The Pinterested Parent. I like the texture that the liners give the whale.

How about a whale made from craft sticks? Glued to My Crafts Blog shows you how to make this project with simple materials.



Do your kids love dot markers? This whale dot marker page from The Artisan Life is for you! You can also use cotton swabs to paint it or use circle garage sale stickers (Dollar Tree) to fill in the circles.

The Inspiration Edit made a cool whale rock with a few simple strokes of paint. I love finding painted rocks like this!

Here’s another whale crown to print and wear. Your students will love to make these to go along with an ocean unit, W is for Whale day, or paired with a great whale book.

Our Drawing Through the Alphabet series includes W is for Whale. This free printable challenges your child to start by writing the letter W and then adding a few lines and curves to make a whale.


Jonah and the Whale Activities


If you are looking for more printables and activities to go with the Story of Jonah and the Whale. You won’t want to miss these Jonah and the Whale activities for kids




We made this fun shark game that you can easily change to a whale game. It uses a milk jug, paint, and string. 


You will also love these rainbow fish activities and crafts for kids! 


Happy Crafting!