This kids whale craft was created for two reasons. The first being that our daughter got frustrated with the paper bag whale craft that we tried with her initially and the second being that she laughs hysterically everytime I decide to craft something out of a sock! The sock actually is the perfect material to make a whale out of because it's easy to form and work with and it gives you a ready-made tail so you don't have to worry about getting it to stay on. This whale craft is a fantastic preschool craft and is good even for older children who could most likely go through the whole craft with minimal help. We love the way this ocean animal craft turned out and we hope you will too!
What you'll need:
How to make your kids whale craft:
- An adult sized white sock
- Blue yarn
- Red yarn
- 2 googly eyes
- Newspaper or paper towels (for stuffing)
- Crumple up newspaper or paper towels into small balls and stuff into your sock (up to the heel).
- Use string to tie the sock shut at the point that the stuffing ends. You will have a long section of the sock remaining after the tied-off point. Cut off most of the extra material, but be sure to leave a large enough piece behind to create the whale's tail.
- From the discarded sock material, cut two small triangular pieces and glue to each side of the sock to create fins.
- Glue a googly eye to each side of the whale's head.
- Glue a piece of red yarn onto the front of the sock to create a smile.
- Glue blue yarn to the top of the whale so it looks like water spraying out of the top.