Papercraft Stingray

Dive into this fun Papercraft Stingray with your kids! This simple craft can be made with materials you likely already have around your house!  

Papercraft Stingray

Papercraft Stingray

My kids love going to the aquarium and seeing all of the creatures. At one aquarium, they even let us pet the stingrays! You can bet that was my kids’ favorite part of the day. They still talk about that experience. That was why I was so excited when I found this Papercraft Stingray. 

Especially after the kids had so much fun doing the Papercraft Jellyfish, I knew they would love this stingray craft. So let’s get to work!  

Supplies

Papercraft Stingray
  • Construction paper
  • Craft glue
  • Sharpie
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

How to Make a Papercraft Stingray

  • Start by choosing your colors of construction paper. For this tutorial I used a light gray, a dark gray, and a dark blue. Once you have your sheets of paper, start tracing. On the dark gray paper, trace the body base, the head base, and the tail. Next, trace the spots on the light gray paper. Finally, trace the fin on the dark blue paper. You can cut the eyes directly from the template. Once everything has been traced, cut out all of the pieces nicely. 
Papercraft Stingray
  • Grab your glue and start assembling the pieces. First, glue the tail to the bottom of the body base (the bottom is the wider side). Then, glue the eyes to the top half of the HEAD BASE. 
Papercraft Stingray
  • Next, glue the fin at the point where the tail meets the body. 
Papercraft Stingray
  • Glue the light gray spots onto the head base in a close arrangement. 
Papercraft Stingray
  • Finally, glue the head base in the center of the body base. Make sure to align the top edges together. Finally, draw a smile above the eyes to complete your Papercraft Stingray.  
Papercraft Stingray

Tips and Tricks

  • Look up pictures of stingrays to experiment with their different colorings. Use different colors of construction paper to try to match those pictures.
  • For an added fun element, use googly eyes! This will be sure to get your kids giggling.
  • Hang your completed stingrays from the ceiling on thread (maybe along with some blue and green streamers) to make it look like the room is underwater. Your kids will love running around and playing while using their imaginations! 

More Papercraft Stingray Ideas

Take a trip to your local aquarium! It is a great learning opportunity. It is amazing how much my kids learn from just one day spent at the aquarium. It is also a great way to spend a day off from school and work! Make some memories with your kids that will be sure to last. 

To follow up on some questions your kids may have about stingrays, read this book with them: Stingray – Curious Kids Press. My kids love the beautiful photos found throughout the book. It definitely helps them retain more information to have it paired with the amazing images. To learn more about different sea creatures, try a book like Silly Sea Creatures for your younger kids, or National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean for your older kids.

Papercraft Stingray

papercraft stingray featured image

Dive into this fun Papercraft Stingray with your kids! This simple craft can be made with materials you likely already have around your house!  

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Craft glue
  • Sharpie
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Start by choosing your colors of construction paper. For this tutorial I used a light gray, a dark gray, and a dark blue. Once you have your sheets of paper, start tracing. On the dark gray paper, trace the body base, the head base, and the tail. Next, trace the spots on the light gray paper. Finally, trace the fin on the dark blue paper. You can cut the eyes directly from the template. Once everything has been traced, cut out all of the pieces nicely. 
  • Grab your glue and start assembling the pieces. First, glue the tail to the bottom of the body base (the bottom is the wider side). Then, glue the eyes to the top half of the HEAD BASE. 
  • Next, glue the fin at the point where the tail meets the body. 
  • Glue the light gray spots onto the head base in a close arrangement. 
  • Finally, glue the head base in the center of the body base. Make sure to align the top edges together. Finally, draw a smile above the eyes to complete your Papercraft Stingray.  

Notes

  • Look up pictures of stingrays to experiment with their different colorings. Use different colors of construction paper to try to match those pictures.
  • For an added fun element, use googly eyes! This will be sure to get your kids giggling.
  • Hang your completed stingrays from the ceiling on thread (maybe along with some blue and green streamers) to make it look like the room is underwater. Your kids will love running around and playing while using their imaginations! 

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