Whale Headband Craft

I don’t know about your kids, but my kids love dressing up! Whether it’s a trip to the grocery store or the aquarium, our Whale Headband Craft has been a hit for my kids, and I know yours will love it too. It’s super easy to pull together, and your kids are going to love wearing it around the house, or around town.  

Whale Headband Craft

Summer is a favorite time of year in our house, and between trips to the pool, my kids love crafts and activities to keep them busy. I knew they’d love a Whale Headband after a trip to the aquarium that started conversations about whales. 

Our family loved gathering around the table and making their own whales. We didn’t just have blue whales, either! We had pink whales and one green polka dot whale. I love that crafts allow our kids to show their creativity and make the crafts their own. I also loved seeing them running through the house with their whale headbands, and playing ocean with each other. 

If your kids want to add other animals to their headband collections, check out our Alligator Headband or Jellyfish Headband for more crafting fun! 

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How to Make a Whale Headband Craft


  • Craft Glue
  • Colored Construction Paper
  • White Paper
  • Colored Markers or Colored Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Stapler or Tape


  • Grab a sheet of dark blue, light blue, and pink construction paper for the Whale Headband Craft. The template includes a head shape, tail shape, belly shape, blushing cheeks, water spout, and a band for the headband. 
  • Trace and cut the head shape, tail shape, and the band for the headband on the dark blue construction paper, the belly and the water spout on the light blue construction paper, and the blushing cheeks on the pink construction paper. Cut out the eyes from the template.
  • Glue the tailpiece onto the center of the headband strip. Glue the head shaped pattern centered on top of the tail. Glue the water spout shape underneath the head shape in between the tail and head.
  • Glue the belly shape onto the center base of the head shape. Using a blue colored marker, draw vertical lines on the belly shape. 
  • Glue the eye cutouts and the blushing cheek cutouts to the face of the whale head shape.
  • Use a sharpie to draw the mouth of the Whale Face.
  • Measure around your child’s top of their head and staple or tape the ends of the headband cutout for the best fit to complete the Whale Headband Craft.

Tips and Tricks

  • Add glitter to the water spout to make the water “glisten and sparkle”! Or use light blue foam glitter paper for the water spout!
  • Use googly eyes in place of the printed template eyes for some extra movement.
  • If you have little kids, you might need to help them cut out their pieces. Make it a team project between you and your kid, or ask an older sibling to help! 

More Ideas…

Want some other animal themed crafts to do with your kids? Check out our Animal Headband Templates, Printable Fish Template or Handprint Cow for more fun animal ideas to do with your kids! 

Whatever you end up doing with your new litter of puppies, don’t forget to share your finished project with us on Instagram by tagging us at @frostingandglue. We can’t wait to see what you decided to do with them!

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You’ll need a program that supports PDFs. Adobe Acrobat is a great option. Open the program, click file, then print. Select your printer and the number of copies you want to print. Be sure you click double-sided if you want it to print on both sides. 

Can I Resell These?

You may not resell any printable or template that you find on our website or receive in your email. You may use them for class parties, at church, at home, or in the classroom. You may get these printed at an office supply store or copy center at your own expense.

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