Papercraft Narwhal

This simple Papercraft Narwhal is a great way for kids of all ages to express their creativity. Your kids will love creating this adorable craft. 

Papercraft Narwhal

Finished Narwhal papercrafts on blue background

Craft time together works on honing motor skills, patience, creativity, and other valuable skills to help your kids thrive as they grow up. Once the craft is complete, it also allows for imaginative play as well.

I know my favorite game as a child was to play pretend. If you gave me a puppet, papercraft, stuffed animal, tiara, or just an idea, my imagination would run wild! I loved imagining far-off places, like the cold expanses of the Arctic. 

I know your kids will love making this simple papercraft! And if they do, make sure you check out my Seahorse Papercraft, Papercraft Jellyfish, or even my Papercraft Planet Cards to add even more characters to your imaginative story!

How to Make a Papercraft Narwhal


Supplies to make papercraft narwhal
  • Construction paper
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors


Step one to make a narwhal papercraft

First, you’ll start by choosing two different shades of the same colored construction paper for the narwhal’s body. Then choose a pink piece of construction paper for the blush patterns. Also, select a golden piece of construction paper for the horn. 

Once you have all of the sheets of paper, begin tracing from the provided template. Trace the body base and side fins on one of the two shades chosen at the beginning. Then trace the narwhal’s belly on the other shade chosen at the beginning. Trace the blush pattern on the pink sheet of construction paper. Finally, trace the horn on the golden sheet of paper. 

Now that everything has been traced out, cut out all of the pieces from the construction paper. Cut the eye pattern directly from the template.  

Begin gluing by attaching the narwhal’s belly along the bottom edge of the body’s base cutout. 

Next, glue the side fins on both sides of the body base pattern.  

Narwhal Papercraft

Create the face of the narwhal by gluing the eye and blush cutouts near the top end of the narwhal’s body.

Purple Narwhal with gold horn

Finally, glue the horn cutout near the top-middle of the narwhal’s head. Use a black sharpie to draw the mouth of the papercraft narwhal. 

Purple and grey narwhal

Tips and Tricks

  • Decorate a blue piece of construction paper with an ocean life scene to create a backdrop for your newest papercraft.
  • Be extra and add some glitter to the narwhal’s horn or body for added pizzazz. 

More Papercraft Narwhal Ideas

Create this DIY Strawberry Scented Slime, but try adding blue food coloring instead to resemble the narwhal’s ocean home.

Take some time to talk about other creatures that live in similar cold climates, such as polar bears and penguins. Speaking of penguins, for your next family game night, pull out Don’t Break the Ice. My kids absolutely love this game! It is great for kids of all ages, and even us adults have fun too.

Storytime is so vital to your child’s development. While creating strong bonds as a family, your kids learn reading skills as well as facts about all sorts of creatures, places, and people. To help your kids learn even more about other animals in the Arctic, read Little Narwhal’s Day: A Secret Creatures Book with your kids.  

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