Storytime & Craft: Paper Plate Whale

Create your own whale to play with using a paper plate and a piece of paper!


  • Paper Plate
  • Paper
  • Paint/Crayons/Markers
  • Whatever decorations you would like for your whale
  • Googly Eye
  • Black Marker
  • White Glue or glue stick


Step 1: Colour/paint the paper plate your desired colour. Set aside to dry.

Step 2: Cut out paper to create the body for your whale and a water spout. For mine, I made the body narrower at the tail end and larger at the head.

Step 3: Once the plate has dried, cut up from the bottom of the plate about 8cm – this will be the tail. The size may vary depending on what kind of whale you choose to make.

Step 4: Glue the paper spout to the top of the whale’s head and the paper body between the whales head and tail. 

Step 5: Glue on or draw your eye and add a face!

Bonus Activity:  What other marine animals can you make out of a paper plate?

If you’d like some more stories about whales, check out these books! You can borrow them all by clicking the link to our catalogue.