Paper Bag Whale Print
Written by Camilla Stringer   
Thursday, 13 March 2008 22:30


DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Stuffed Paper Bag Whale

This is a classic craft that we've likely all made when we were young.  It continues to be loads of fun for the kids!


bulletpaint - blue or grey (tempra, poster or acrylic paints all work well)
bulletpaper lunch bag
bulletblue construction paper
bulletelastic band or masking tape
bulletscotch tape
bulletblack marker
bulletoptional:  wiggly eyes


bulletstuff paper bag with shredded newspaper, leaving about 3 inches unstuffed
bulletScrunch the top together and wrap an elastic band or masking tape around to seal.  
bulletThe stuffed part is the body of the whale.  
bulletThe end (top of the bag) is the tail.
bulletpaint the paper bag, including the tail, a whale color (blue or grey) or even black and white for an orca whale.  I never paint the bottom of the whale (the tummy)
bulletWhile your bag is drying...
bulletCut out flipper shapes from the blue construction paper


bulletCut a rectangle from the blue construction paper and cut slits in it (see the dotted lines below)


bulletRoll the piece around a pencil and tape it to make a tube (the spout of the whale)

Once the bag is dry:

bulletScotch tape or glue the flippers  to the paper bag (I usually glue them to the tummy).  
bulletYou can poke a hole in the top of the bag with a pencil and squish the bottom of the spout in there and then apply scotch tape as needed.
bulletUse a black marker to draw on eyes and a nose (or use wiggly eyes or round stickers).