Narwhal Craft for Kids (FREE Template)

Narwhal craft for kids
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This narwhal craft is so fun and simple to make. Just use the free printable craft template, and it goes together easy. Now…can I tell you a secret? I didn’t even know that there was a real animal called a narwhal until I was an adult. I’d only seen one in that Christmas special and thought they were like the unicorns of the sea, which they are often called. They really are so fantastical!

And if you like making this narwhal craft, you’re also going to love making this dolphin craft, these popsicle stick sea animals, this shell craft and this oyster with a pearl craft.

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Fun Facts about Narwhals

  • Narwhals are considered to be under “special concern”, which means that they may become threatened or endangered.
  • They spend their lives in the arctic waters of Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia.
  • Their average lifespan is typically 30 to 40 years, and some can live up to 50 years.
  • Narwhals change their colors as they age, starting out as speckled blue-grey as teens and changing to almost entirely white as elder adults.
  • The narwhal’s tusk is actually a tooth, a sensory organ with millions of nerve endings.
  • Research has shown that narwhals also use their tusks for feeding.

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  • Construction paper (2 shades of gray)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black metal brad
  • Markers (optional)
  • Q-tips (optional)
  • Paints (optional)
  • Narwhal craft template

I know that life is hectic, but you still want to find time to make crafts with your family (or you wouldn’t be here). So, I’ve found a way to still be creative but keep the prep and the mess to a minimum. To do this we stick to a master list of basic craft supplies that fit into one bag.

With this approach there’s no more putting off making a craft until you have just what you need…no more running to the store for that missing “ingredient”…no more closets stuffed full of craft supplies with no real plan to make anything…and, most importantly…no more glitter.

Save this Sea Animal Craft for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board…

Narwhal Craft for Kids

How to make a Narwhal Craft

Step 1: Use the Narwhal Craft Template

  • Download and print the narwhal craft template.
  • Use it to cut out all of the parts for your paper narwhal.
  • We used shades of gray paper, but you can choose whatever colors of construction paper you like.
Narwhal craft step 1

Step 2 (Optional): Add Some Details to Your Arctic Animal Craft

  • On a little plate or scrap of paper, squeeze out small bits of a few paints (colors of your choice). We chose shades of gray, black and white.
  • Use a q-tip to create the narwhal’s spots along his back, on the top of his head and on his fins.

*This step is option. You can leave the paper as is or use markers or crayons for this step instead.

Narwhal Craft Step 2

Step 3: Accordion Fold the Body

  • Once the paint has dried, take the long body part of your narwhal and fold it into an accordion.
  • Fold it in half first and then continue to fold it in halves so that the sections are even. Each section should be about 1 inch wide.
Narwhal Craft Step 3

Step 4: Assemble Your Sea Animal Craft

  • Now it’s time to glue the parts of your craft together.
  • Start by using your glue stick to attach the head of the narwhal.
  • Then add on the tail.
  • Attach the fin to the side in the front of the accordion section.
  • Last, attach the tusk of the narwhal right at the top of his head.
Narwhal Craft Step 4

Step 5: Attach the Narwhal Tusk

  • As a special touch, press a dark colored brad through the head of the paper narwhal for the eye.

*If you don’t have any brads on hand, just draw on the eye with a marker.

Narwhal Craft Step 5

Now that you know how to make this Narwhal craft, really make it your own. We kept the colors traditional for this paper ocean ocean craft, but you should make it your own with any colors and designs that you want. After all, they are the unicorns of the sea. So, make it fun and use your imagination.

Check out this brief Narwhal craft video tutorial…

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