Kids can make a paper bag whale craft following our easy directions and enjoy optional bonus hands-on educational activities to learn about blue whales.
Kids can learn about whales as they make a cute paper bag craft using our free template. They can also watch a video and do a hands on activity to learn how blue whales eat. It’s totally going to be a BIG deal because they will be learning about the biggest animal that lives on earth.
Blue Whale Paper Bag Craft and Activities For Kids:
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Eat Like a Blue Whale Activity
- Red string
- Shallow baking dish
- Blue food coloring (optional)
Cut red string into small pieces. The kids will need their imaginations and a little direction from you to let them know that the yarn represents krill.
Fill the dish with water. I added a drop of blue food coloring so the water could be seen better.
Have children use the comb to strain the krill. Again, the kids will need their imagination to pretend the comb is the blue whales baleen.
Blue Whale Paper Bag Craft
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Have your child paint the front, sides, and bottom of the paper bag blue for the whales body. Have them paint the back white for the whales tummy. It got a little messy trying to paint the bag all at once but we managed by opening the bag up, and washing a few blue fingers when we were done. You could always be more patient then we were and paint one side at a time, letting it dry between coats.
Once the paper bag is dry, open the bag up, lay it down with the white side on the table, and have your child draw a face on the bottom of the bag and glue googly eyes on.
Stuff the bottom of the bag full with newspaper or other material you have lying around and secure tight with string. Fold the top of the paper bag up like a whale tale. You may even want to give it a trim to look more like the fluke of a whale.
Print the water spout template on blue paper. Cut along the black lines. Roll it up like a scroll on a pencil and secure the bottom with tape. Use the pencil again to curl the top of the water down. Secure the water to the top of the whale with tape.
My kids have been using their whales to swim around the house. It’s been fun watching them reenact all the things we learned about blue whales.
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