Whales are such beautiful, majestic creatures. Our Paper Bag Whale Craft captures the beauty of whales with the help of some of our favorite crafting materials, a regular brown paper lunch bag and yarn. It comes with a Free Printable Whale Template, too, so all you need to do is trace and cut.
Ocean crafts are some of our favorite subjects once summer rolls around. There’s so much awe and wonder living under the sea that it’s easy to spend our days crafting nothing but whales and octopuses and all the different fish.
Speaking of ocean crafts, to make some friends to go along with these whales also be sure to check out our Paper Loop Sharks, Paper Loop Pufferfish, Paper Bag Jellyfish, and our Cardboard Bubble Wrap Octopus Craft to name just a few. There are so many more!
To make our Paper Bag Whale Craft you will need our Whale Template, a brown paper lunch bag, acrylic paint, large googly eyes, blue yarn, a hole punch, a black marker, a white marker, and scissors.
Paper Bag Whale Craft
- Whale Template
- Brown paper lunch bag
- Acrylic paint – blue, purple, grey
- Googly eyes, large
- Blue yarn
- Single hole punch
- Markers – black, white
Begin by printing the whale template.
Trace the template on the back, no flap side, of the lunch bag. The head of the whale should be on the side that will have the flap once turned over.
Now cut out the whale shape from the bag.
Flip over to the front of the bag. Paint your whale. We painted our whales in blue, purple, and grey. Let dry completely.
Adhere a googly eye. Our eyes were self-stick, but if yours aren’t then use a glue stick.
Punch a hole at the top of the bag.
Cut 4 long strands of blue yarn. Gather two of the strands and form a loop. Pull the loop through the hole. Then guide the ends of the strands through the loop and tighten.
Continue with the other 2 strands in the same hole. Trim off excess yarn.
Now form a simple mouth with the black marker.
And draw designs along the tail and bottom of the whale with a white marker.
Not only are these whales lovely, but the paper bag gives them a beautiful flow. You can also unfold the side of the bag slightly to make the whales stand up as if they’re swimming in the ocean.