Rockin’ paper plate whale

If you hadn’t already realised, we absolutely love to make ocean themed crafts in this house. Learning about sea creatures is something we all find enjoyable. Right now my son is obsessed with Orcas so this little paper plate whale was the perfect afternoon craft for us. We even looked up some whale facts whilst crafting to make it a bit more educational! Did you know, killer whales have around 45 teeth!
(if you want to learn more, check out the national geographic kids site – that’s what we were looking at and its great!)

You will need

A Paper plate
Black paint
Googly eye
Pink paper
White tissue paper
Scissors
Glue

Take your paper plate and fold it in half. Draw your whale shape on to your folded plate. You can see that I have left a portion of the fold at the whales head and tail untouched, you don’t want to cut all of the fold line as your whale needs two sides attached to be able to rock!

Now to paint your Orca Whale! Use your black paint to paint his body but leave a white space near the centre of his head and on his belly.
(if you’re crafting with really young children you may find it easier to paint the whale totally black and then add the parts in using cut out white paper)

Using your scissors; cut out a small triangle for the mouth, add a thin pink strip to either side of the mouth to make some lips. To finish your whale’s face add a googly eye!

To add a water spout to your whale, take a square of white tissue paper and twist it to a point on one side. Use your scissors to make multiple snips on the other side.

Finally, make a small snip at the top of your whale’s head and pull the twisted end of your paper down through.

Your Rockin’ paper plate whale is finished, How great does he look!

Did you like this ocean themed craft? why not check out my paper jellyfish too!?

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