Whale Craft Project

Products Used

SunWorks® Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors
Mini Kraft Bag, Assorted Bright Colors
Kraft Bag, Assorted Pastel Colors
Kraft Bag, White

Additional Products

  • Printer (to print out template)
  • Puff Paint or Black Marker
  • Rubber Band
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Project Details

A fun craft project to make when learning about these large aquatic mammals.

Lesson Plan Ideas

NOTE: Print out pattern as follows:

  • 74% for 4″ x 8″ Mini Bags
  • 100% for 6″ x 11″ Bags
  • 120% for 7″ x 14″ Bags


  1. Cut out the Pieces: Following the pattern (Whale_pattern.pdf-See NOTE above) cut the pieces from Pacon® Construction Paper. For the spout, after cutting slits, roll bottom edge around pencil and glue. Slide pencil out and curl edges of spout outward. Let dry.

  2. Assemble your Whale: Open bag and fill 2/3 full with shredded or crumpled paper. Gather the end of the bag to create the whale’s fluke (tail) and secure with a rubber band.

  3. To hide the rubber band cut a 1/2″ x 4″ strip (3/8″ x 3″ strip for Mini Bags) from construction paper. Wrap over rubber band and glue.

    Step 3

  4. Glue the flippers and eyes on the sides and the spout on top. Draw the mouth with puff paint or with a black marker. Let dry.

    Step 4

    Step 4

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