These rockin’ paper sharks are fun, easy and fast to craft and look great as part of any under the sea display or in an ocean themed room!
Here’s what you’ll need
Coloured card (blues, greys, white)
Sticker eyes (optional)
Something circular to draw around (optional)
How to make these cute rocking sharks
Start by drawing around the outside of your circular object and then cutting out your circle piece of paper and folding it in half.
Next take your white paper and cut out a shape with a straight side and then a curved edge. Glue it into position as the shark’s mouth and then trim off any excess. use a black marker to draw on some sharp pointy teeth and then colour in the space between the teeth.
Next take your coloured paper and cut out a long shark’s tail, a side fin and a large dorsal fin. glue the tail in place inside the folded circle, the dorsal fin on the top rear side of the circle and the fin on the front.
Finish off your rockin’ paper sharks by adding a fun Googly eye to each one. We just love these!
This cute paper stingray craft was perfect for my ocean obsessed son, making them is a great way to kill an hour and then they provide many more hours of fun as a cute handmade toy. The best part is these little stingrays are so simple to make and only requires cheap basic materials too!
Here’s what we used
Clean Toilet roll tube
How to make this paper stingray craft
Take your stingray coloured paper and cut out a circular shape with a slightly narrower curve on one side to make the nose.
Add some double sided tape to the top part of the toilet roll and stick the paper onto the toilet roll so that the roll is beneath the nose and stretching down the body
Cut out a long thin point to make the stingrays tail and then stick it in place on the underside of the stingray’s body.
Add two eyes and a cute smiley mouth to the nose of your stingray.
And then finally add any optional decorations; we cut out several spots and glued them onto ours! Once totally dry the stingrays are finished and are ready to be played with or displayed!
After making our adorable Toilet roll humpback whales the other day, my little boy was absolutely determined that we should make some more whale designs. So today we’re sharing this cute toilet roll orca whale craft with you! My little guy designed these by himself and did most of the work by himself too. He is so pleased with them and has been playing with them non stop for the last hour, he really loves them and i think they are pretty cute too!
Here’s what we used
Black and white paper
Black and pink paint and paintbrush
How to make a Toilet roll orca whale
Take the paper roll and coat the inside of one end in the pink paint before painting the outside black and then popping it aside to dry.
Cut out the shape of the whale’s tail and glue it in place inside the toilet roll body. Then cut out two fin shapes and fold a small tab at the base of each that you can then use to glue them onto either side of the whale.
Cut out two white ovals and glue them near the head of the whale. Add some more white patches around the tail of the whale.
Glue a googly eye on either side of the whale. Optionally cut out and glue on a third fin on top of the whale as the dorsal fin. Leave to dry and once done the toilet roll orca whale is finished!
We’re carrying on the whale theme today with this adorable toilet roll humpback whale craft! These little under the sea themed cuties were so much fun to make and my little boy as a huge lover of all things do with the ocean is just besotted with them!
They’re really simple and easy to make so why not give them a go with your little ones! We’d love to see how they turn out – did you know you know we now have a Facebook page? You can share them there!
Here’s what we used
Blue, pink and white paint
How to make a toilet roll humpback whale
Take the toilet roll and paint the inside of one end pink. On the outside of the roll paint one half blue/grey and the other half white before popping aside to dry.
Cut out a whale’s tail shape and glue it in position on the inside of the paper roll (at the opposite end to the pink section) Next cut out two leaf shape flippers and fold a small tab at the end of each one which you can then use to glue them on either side of the tp roll body.
Once the paper roll is dry, take the black marker/crayon and draw several lines along the white section of the body to create the whale’s throat pleats.
Glue a googly eye on either side of the whale and optionally you could always add a little dorsal fin using the same method as with the fins. Once totally dry and secure the toilet roll humpback whale is finished and ready to play with or display!
If you have been following our blog, you will know that my little boy just LOVES all things under the sea. He’s always teaching me new things that he has learned from his books and from watching the documentaries on Disney +. Whales in particular are his all time favourite creatures. So, for the last few days we’ve been super busy making some fun whale craft ideas to share with you! We started off with this adorable paper plate orca whale and we just love him – he looks so sweet (though my son assures me real killer whales are not so sweet!). This simple little craft is easy to make and bound to be a hit with any young ocean enthusiasts!
Here’s what we used
Black paint and brush
White, black, blue and pink paper
How to make a paper plate orca whale
Take the paper plate and cover the top 3/4 in black paint before popping aside to dry. (for younger children it may be easier to just paint the whole plate black and then cut out and glue on a small section of another plain white plate as we did with my youngest)
Cut out the leaf shape of the whale’s flippers and dorsal fins then glue them down in position on the back of the paper plate.
Glue on two inwards facing white arches on either side of the paper plate near where the eyes will be.
Cut out two large ovals for the outer eyes, two slightly smaller black circles for the pupils and two small white circles for the light spots. Glue the pieces together and then onto the paper plate. Cut out and stick down a semi circle mouth and then once dry the paper plate orca is finished!