Paper Seagull Craft with Printable Template – Fun At The Seaside Activity

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Enjoy a seaside adventure from home with this fun Paper Seagull Craft! This cute sea bird is super easy to make, you just need some construction paper, a few other simple craft supplies, our free printable template and you’re ready to go!

Paper Seagull Craft with Printable Template - Fun At The Seaside Activity

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Paper Seagull Craft

This cute by the seaside craft is great for improving those cutting skills, learning how to follow instructions, and an opportunity to talk about different creatures that near the ocean.

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

Once assembled, you can use the Seagull 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 Seagulls

  • Seagulls are medium to large seabirds, usually grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings.
  • They typically have harsh wailing or squawking calls which is easy to recognize.
  • They live close to the sea but rarely venture far out to sea.
  • They nest on land in large, noisy colonies.
  • Many species of gulls have learned to coexist successfully with humans and have thrived in human habitats. If you’ve been to the seaside, you’ve probably had food stolen by a confident seagull!
  • They eat live food like crustaceans, molluscs, fish, worms, and small birds, as well as berries, fruit, and seeds. But they are also scavengers and will eat human food (see above!).
  • Seagulls are one of the rare animals that are able to drink salt water.
  • There are 54 species of seagulls and they can live for 10-15 years in the wild.
  • Seagulls have existed for 30 million years!
Paper Seagull 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: White, Dark Gray, Orange, Brown
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Seagull 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-Seagull - Fun Seaside Paper Craft

More Under The Sea Crafts

This Seagull 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!

Paper Seagull 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 a whole rainbow of Seagulls!
  • 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 Seagull 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 Seagull 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 sky background to mount the paper Seagull 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!

By the Sea Seagull Paper Craft

Download the Seagull Template

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How Do I Make a Paper Seagull?

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 Seagull Craft

Paper Seagull Craft

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

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


  • Construction Paper in the following suggested colors: White, Dark Gray, Orange, Brown
  • Free Printable Template (link in blog post)


  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick


  1. Download the seagull 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.

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

    Glued Paper Seagull Pieces
  4. Leave to dry before using (mounting, using role-play, or hanging up.)
  5. Optional - paint a blue sky background onto a larger piece of paper to mount the seagull onto!


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