Paper Blue Whale Craft – An Awesome Under The Sea Activity!

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If your little one loves anything and everything ocean-themed, you’ve hit jackpot with our paper Blue Whale Craft! This is a super fun art project for your child to explore the mysterious life of blue whales without leaving home! Just grab some construction paper, scissors, and glue and get crafting!

Paper Blue Whale Craft – An Awesome Under The Sea Activity!

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Paper Blue Whale Craft

This awesome under the seas craft is great for improving those cutting skills, learning how to follow instructions, and an opportunity to talk about different creatures that live in the ocean.

To make a paper blue whale, all you will need is some construction/craft paper, scissors, glue, and our free printable template.

Once assembled, you can use the Blue Whale for roleplaying, learning about the creature (check our facts below to get you started!), building an aquarium or ocean scene, or hanging from the ceiling!

Facts About Blue Whales

  • Blue whales are the largest animals known to have existed – even bigger than dinosaurs!
  • They can grow up to 100ft/30.5m long and weigh more than 200 tons.
  • Their tongue can weigh as much as an elephant! And their heart is as big as a car!
  • They can live for 80-90 years.
  • Their long, slender body can be various shades of grayish-blue.
  • Their diet consists of krill, a small shrimp-like creature. They can eat up to 4 tons of krill a day!
  • Blue whales live in all the world’s oceans, except the Arctic, occasionally swimming in small groups but usually alone or in pairs.
  • They swim at around 5mph, but can swim up to 20mph if they have to.
  • Blue whales are one of the loudest animals on the planet! They can hear each other’s sounds up to 1000 miles away.
  • It was hunted almost to the point of extinction by whalers until the International Whaling Commission banned all blue whales hunting in 1967.
  • The global blue whale population is estimated to be 10,000–25,000.
  • Blue whales are classed as an endangered species.
Paper Blue Whale Craft
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Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

The full list of materials, tools, and instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.

You may have several standard craft supplies at home already, but I’ve included links to Amazon below for your convenience.

  • Construction Paper in the following suggested colors: Blue, Light Blue, White
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Blue Whale Printable Template
  • You will find the template download links before the tutorial card and surrounded by a purple box. Tap the purple download buttons to save the file(s) to your device.
  • Printables are available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″). Download the size that is appropriate for your printer.

TOP TIP! Print my craft templates in advance and store them in a folder so that you can grab them at a moment’s notice.

Speaking of a moment’s notice, a box of basic craft supplies is also a good thing to have on hand so you can get started on projects without worrying if you have the right stuff!

I’ve compiled a list of craft basics that I think everyone should have – you’ll find them in tips section further down this page. You don’t have to get ALL the things all at once, but building your craft stash will make life a lot easier when the kids are stuck indoors or want to make something last minute!

Build-A-Blue-Whale - Fun Under the Sea Paper Craft

More Under The Sea Crafts

This Blue Whale paper craft is just one of a collection of fun under the sea paper crafts! Here are the others for you to do after this one:

I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try!

Blue Whale Craft Tips

  • Print the template onto the suggested colored construction paper and cut the pieces out. (But you could use any colors you want!)
  • Why not experiment with different color combinations and make an ocean full of colorful whales?
  • If construction paper won’t go through your printer, you could print onto regular paper and trace around the pieces onto the colored paper/card. You will have to add any detail with a black marker pen.
  • Another option is to print onto white paper and color the pieces in with crayons, pens, paints, or pencils.
  • Or what about making this Blue Whale using craft foam? You will have to add any detail with a black marker pen.
  • Cut all the pieces out and lay them where they should go before sticking them down with glue.
  • An optional extra is adding glitter: apply white school glue to the parts you want to add some sparkle, sprinkle glitter on top, shake off the excess and leave to dry.
  • You could also use other embellishments like googly eyes, or sequins to bring this craft to life.
  • If you want to hang up your completed Blue Whale you could use a piece of ribbon or string to form a hanging loop and stick to the back (or you could punch a hole at the top and thread the ribbon/string through).
  • Why not use a variety of blue paints to create a water background to mount the paper Blue Whale onto?
  • If you plan on making more under-the-sea creatures from this series, you could even paint a large ocean background using a roll of plain/lining paper from the DIY store!
  • Included in the printable are bubbles of various sizes – use these in your artwork as you wish.

Handy Crafting Supplies from Amazon

Having a good basic stash of craft supplies means you can get crafty at a moment’s notice. A lifesaver on rainy days, on snow days, when stuck inside, or when the kids are complaining for the hundredth time that they are bored! I keep a box full of these products below so that when my niece and nephews come to visit we can have a fun creative time together.

If you are short on space to store stuff, why not invest in a craft tote to keep everything together and stash away when not in use? There are many different sizes and styles so buy one (or two) suit your needs. I have a couple of this style tote just for pens and pencils!

Blue Whale Paper Craft for Kids

Download the Blue Whale Template

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How Do I Make a Paper Blue Whale?

Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, instructions, and demonstration photos. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink!).

Paper Blue Whale Craft

Paper Blue Whale Craft

Yield: 1
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

This awesome blue whale is super easy to make, you just need some construction paper and few other simple craft supplies and you’re ready to go!

Materials

  • Construction Paper in the following suggested colors: Blue, Light Blue, White
  • Free Printable Template (link in blog post)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick

Instructions

  1. Download the blue whale template and print it onto the suggested color construction paper. Additional bubble template is included to use as you wish.
  2. Cut the pieces out.

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  3. Lay the pieces in the correct order before sticking them down with a glue stick.

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  4. Leave to dry before using (mounting, using role-play, or hanging up).

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  5. Optional - paint a blue ocean background onto a larger piece of paper to mount the blue whale onto!

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