DLTK's Animal Crafts for Kids
Whale Origami Paper Craft

whale craftKaitlyn made this whale paper craft in her ocean themed summer camp this year.  I thought it turned out so well that I wanted to share it with our viewers.



  • Starting with a legal sized piece of paper, cut the bottom few inches off to make the paper square.
  • The first fold is  from one corner to another
  • Use the scissors to cut a one inch slit from one corner along the fold.  This is ultimately be used for the whale's tail.
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  • The second step is to fold the other two corners over to the center of the paper.  The edge of the paper should line up with the first fold.
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  • The third step is folding the top corner down to meet the edge of the paper from the second fold.  Sort of like a dog ear.
  • The fourth fold is repeating the first fold and folding the entire project in half again.
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  • On the pointed end (where you made the slit in step one) fold the two halves to the outside to create the tail for step 5.
  • The sixth and final fold is sort of on an angle and works to raise the tail up above the back of your whale.
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  • Take some time to decorate your whale.  You can use googly eyes or draw the eyes on your whale, color it, make polka dots with a dauber or whatever you see fit!
    Have fun!!
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