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Wavy Whale Print E-mail
Written by Camilla Stringer   
Thursday, 13 March 2008 22:40



Wavy Whale

What You’ll Need:Craft Image

  • paper plates
  • pencil
  • crayons or markers
  • scissors
  • glue
  • tape

How to Make It:

  1. On the front of a paper plate, draw, color, and cut out a whale and water spout, as shown.

  2. Make a fin from the scraps. Glue it on.

  3. Place the whale on the back of another plate, lining them up at the bottom. Trace around the tail fin, and cut out a section above and below it as shown, making another tail fin. Color the second tail fin, water, and sky.

  4. Glue together the center parts of the two plates. When the glue dries, bend back the bottom edges, and stand the plates up. If necessary, tape a scrap on the back below the whale’s tail for balance.

Paper Bag Whale Print E-mail
Written by Camilla Stringer   
Thursday, 13 March 2008 22:30



DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Stuffed Paper Bag Whale

This is a classic craft that we've likely all made when we were young.  It continues to be loads of fun for the kids!


bulletpaint - blue or grey (tempra, poster or acrylic paints all work well)
bulletpaper lunch bag
bulletblue construction paper
bulletelastic band or masking tape
bulletscotch tape
bulletblack marker
bulletoptional:  wiggly eyes


bulletstuff paper bag with shredded newspaper, leaving about 3 inches unstuffed
bulletScrunch the top together and wrap an elastic band or masking tape around to seal.  
bulletThe stuffed part is the body of the whale.  
bulletThe end (top of the bag) is the tail.
bulletpaint the paper bag, including the tail, a whale color (blue or grey) or even black and white for an orca whale.  I never paint the bottom of the whale (the tummy)
bulletWhile your bag is drying...
bulletCut out flipper shapes from the blue construction paper


bulletCut a rectangle from the blue construction paper and cut slits in it (see the dotted lines below)


bulletRoll the piece around a pencil and tape it to make a tube (the spout of the whale)

Once the bag is dry:

bulletScotch tape or glue the flippers  to the paper bag (I usually glue them to the tummy).  
bulletYou can poke a hole in the top of the bag with a pencil and squish the bottom of the spout in there and then apply scotch tape as needed.
bulletUse a black marker to draw on eyes and a nose (or use wiggly eyes or round stickers).

Origami Whale Print E-mail
Written by Camilla Stringer   
Thursday, 13 March 2008 22:14


Origami Whale

A simple-to-make origami whale.

Supplies needed:
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons
  • A pipe cleaner or curling ribbon for antennae
Start by making a square piece of paper. To start making the square, fold one corner of a piece of paper over to the adjacent side.
To finish making the square, cut off the small rectangle, forming a square (which is already folded into a triangle).
Fold two opposite side over so that they meet at the fold.
Fold the tip over to just meet the other folds.
Fold the piece in half along the central axis.
Fold the tail up.
Make a short cut through the end of the fold in the tail. Fold the edges of the tail outwards.
Draw eyes, fins, and any other patterns you like, and enjoy your whale.

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