Welcome to our new online colouring in pages - great for kids of all ages. Just pick a picture, print, and go!
Stuffed Paper Bag Whale
- paint - blue or grey (poster or acrylic paints all work well)
- paper lunch bag
- blue construction paper
- elastic band or masking tape
- scotch tape
- black marker
- Optional: wiggly eyes
- stuff paper bag with shredded newspaper, leaving about 3 inches unstuffed
- Scrunch the top together and wrap an elastic band or masking tape around to seal.
- The stuffed part is the body of the whale.
- The end (top of the bag) is the tail.
- paint the paper bag, including the tail, a whale colour (blue or grey). I never paint the bottom of the whale (the tummy).
- While your bag is drying...
- Cut out flipper shapes from the blue construction paper
- Cut a rectangle from the blue construction paper and cut slits in it (see the dotted lines below)
- Roll the piece around a pencil and tape it to make a tube (the spout of the whale)
Once the bag is dry:
- Scotch tape or glue the flippers to the paper bag (I usually glue them to the tummy).
- You 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.
- Use a black marker to draw on eyes and a nose (or use wiggly eyes or round stickers).
Paper Plate Whale
This adorable whale craft uses a printable template and a paper plate to make a project suitable for an ocean animals, mammals, or letter W theme or just for fun.
- grey or blue paint and paintbrush (or you can use your imagination and paint your whale any colour you wish)
- paper plate
- something to colour with
- Paint the bottom of the paper plate blue or grey (or whatever colour you would like to use).
- Print out the template of choice.
- Colour (where appropriate) and cut out the template pieces. Most of the pieces are simple enough shapes for young children to cut out.
- Using the template piece as a guide, cut off the bottom quarter of the plate.
- Glue the pieces to the plate to make a whale:
- Glue the triangle on the bottom of the plate and the leftover piece of plate to the tip of the triangle to form a tail. You might want to add a piece of thin cardboard to the back of the tail to make it a bit less floppy.
- Glue the water spout onto the top of the head.
- Glue the eye onto the edge opposite the tail.
- Draw a mouth under the eye (the template has an example of what the mouth might look like).