These easy Narwhal crafts are one of the cutest additions to an ocean, sea life, or arctic unit classroom activity. It also works great if you’re looking to let the kids have some fun!
A Narwhal, commonly known as ‘the unicorn of the sea,’ is adorable and fascinating to learn about! Combine these activities with educational books, and you’ll have hours of fun and learning ahead. They’re perfect for preschoolers, kindergarteners, toddlers, and essentially kids of all ages.
You will also love our 10+ Penguin Craft Ideas and Polar Bear Craft which also include free templates to make crafting easier! Are you completing an Ocean Animals or Arctic theme? Check out these ocean and arctic themed activities that pair well with a Narwhal craft!
- Ocean Animals Activities Pack
- Polar Animal Activities
- Ocean Animal Bingo For Kids
- Ocean Theme Preschool Sensory Bin
What is a Narwhal
I didn’t even know what a narwhal is until a few years ago! A narwhal is a medium-sized, toothed whale only found in the Arctic.
Fun Fact: A narwhal changes color as they get older. When they’re born, they’re blue-gray. Juveniles are blue-black and adult narwhals are mottled grey. Older narwhals are almost completely white. Read more Narwhal facts here.
Narwhal Craft Ideas
This narwhal craft is so easy, especially with our free template that includes visual step-by-step directions.
- White cardstock or white paper. You can color white cardstock if you print the templates in black and white. A thicker paper is a good choice if you choose to do a paper craft.
- Pen, pencil, or markers. (You’ll need these if you opt for the black-and-white templates).
- Free printable narwhal template (which you can get at the bottom of this blog post).
You can find links to all these supplies in my preschool supplies list.
This is our favorite narwhal craft! It’s a great activity that gets kids excited about mysterious creatures! Let the kids create their very own narwhal and learn about how amazing arctic animals are.
- Get your free template. Print and cut out the narwhal pieces.
- Glue the body in the middle of a piece of cardstock. First, glue the tail and then add the flippers (or fins) on each side of the body.
- Next, you’ll stick on the tummy. Sticking some cotton wool on for texture is a creative way to make your craft more interesting.
- Add the eyes (my kids like skipping this and using googly eyes instead).
- Lastly, stick the horn onto the narwhal’s head. This is called the narwhal’s tusk, which makes it look similar to a unicorn!
Now you have an adorable little narwhal for your little learners. It’s so much fun with minimal supplies that you most likely already have in your classroom or home.
Let the kids color it in if you print it out in black and white. This part is a great idea for morning work or early finishers. You can let them color, cut, and paste at once or spread the tasks out.
Craft Tips for Parents and Teachers
Here are ways you can make this activity one of the best adventures:
- Add these cute crafts to an ocean sensory bin. Laminate the pieces and let your toddlers find them. Hide them among other sea creatures like jellyfish, sharks, or anything you can find! I usually print pictures and laminate them.
- You also improve alphabet skills and vocabulary by saying each animal’s beginning sounds or letters.
- Help the kids make their free narwhal craft even more unique by adding some decorations. Think pom poms, snowflakes, kelp, and any other winter decorations!
- If you’re doing this craft with a large group of kids in your classroom, daycare, library, or group setting, have all your templates printed and ready to use. If the kids are little, just cut the pieces ahead of time and use the black and white template so that kids can color in their craft afterward!
More Narwhal Crafts
Here are five more Narwhal art and craft activities that we love:
Try a fun process art technique to create this narwhal art project.
Explore the art of collage-making! Create a Narwal craft to celebrate the unicorn of the sea and learn a fun new art technique.
No templates needed! Simply grab a finished toilet paper roll and create this easy adorable craft.
Make learning the letter ‘N’ even more fun by transforming the letter into a Narwhal!
Enjoy this hands-on activity where you can turn handprints into an N is for Narwhal craft!
Where to get this printable
GET THE FREE NARWHAL TEMPLATE HERE
More Animal Crafts
If your little ones had fun creating their own Narwhals, here are more similar crafts that they can enjoy: