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Dolphin Craft for Kids

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This craft is part of a collection of sea creatures going on all week long! And each one starts with the same popsicle stick triangle frame. I just love starting out with something simple and making it into an amazing creation. This dolphin craft for kids is so fun to make and goes great with the Octopus that we made yesterday, along with the CRAB, FISH, SEA TURTLE and OYSTER. And each comes with its own free template, found in the secret resource library.


  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • 1 Small googly eye
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • 2 Pieces light blue construction paper
  • Light blue paint
  • Newspaper
  • Clothespin
  • Medium pompom

It is our mission here to make creating with your family more accessible. To do this, we take a unique approach…each craft on this site is made using the same master list of supplies that fit into one bag. I promise that half of the items (if not more) you already have on hand, and the rest are very basic and inexpensive. Once your bag is filled, you are ready to go! Now crafting with your family can happen anytime, anywhere with limited prep and less mess. Amen!!! Hallelujah!!! Let’s make something!

Step 1: Make the Triangle

  • Glue the 3 large large popsicle sticks into a triangle shape
  • Allow the glue time to dry
  • *You may want to make the triangles the day before and let them dry over night so that you are ready to go. As a matter of fact, make several so that you can craft away.
Make a triangle frame
Make a triangle frame

Step 2: Paint

  • Place your popsicle stick triangle frame on the newspaper and squeeze out a bit of light blue paint
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Paint the frame and allow it to dry

*Tip: After you paint the frame, move it right away and again a couple of times while it is drying to keep it from sticking to the newspaper

Step 3: Build the Foundation

  • First, place the triangle onto the light blue construction and trace around the outside.
  • Then, draw a second line about 1/8″ inside that triangle and cut it out.
  • OR you can use the FREE template for the triangle (and other parts of this project)
  • Last, glue the triangle onto the back of the triangle frame.

Step 4: Make it a Dolphin

  • Draw a head, tail and fin for your dolphin…
  • OR print the FREE template and trace each of the parts onto the light blue paper.
  • Cut out the pieces and glue them in place using the glue stick
  • *For little ones, precut the pieces. They will have fun gluing the parts of the dolphin in place.
dolphin craft step 4

Step 5: Add the Details

  • Glue the small googly eye in place
  • Add details to your dolphin craft for kids as desired using your markers

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