Dolphins are sea creatures that appeal to kids and adults alike. It is not a secret that they are a crowd favorite. Even though National Dolphin Day comes around on April 14, it doesn’t mean that your kids can’t do these arts and crafts.
You’ve probably searched Google for “dolphin craft preschool,” and a lot has come up. We’ve gathered ones that are easy for both children and adults. You’ll find all the materials needed in your home. These crafts are the best way to learn and have fun at the same time.
Jumping Dolphin Craft
We’re starting easy. Here are the things you need for this craft:
- 2 paper plates
- Brass fastener
- Construction paper
- Grab the larger paper plate. Cut a third portion of it.
- Using the larger paper plate, cut ocean waves on the flat side where you did the cut.
- Get the second paper plate. Using the paint and paintbrush, paint with a darker shade of blue. You can paint a lighter shade of blue on the paper plate with ocean waves.
- While the paper plate dries on the side, get the construction paper and cut the dolphin shape. You can draw other details on the dolphin-like eyes and mouth.
- Once the paper plate dries, glue the dolphin on the whole paper plate. You can draw a sun or stars on it.
- When the other paper plate is dry, attach it to the whole paper plate using one brass fastener. You can draw fishes on it, too.
- Once it’s complete, you can rotate the paper plate where the dolphin is glued and see the illusion happen right before your eyes. It would seem like the dolphin is diving in and out of the water.
Alphabet Dolphin Craft: D is for Dolphin
This is another dolphin art activity that kids will love. This craft is also an excellent way to practice their alphabet. For this activity, you’ll have to prepare the following:
- Foam sheets
- Black marker
- Googly eyes
- Card stock or Paper
- For this one, you can download a dolphin craft template and a template for the letter D. You can print this on a piece of paper or card stock.
- Cut all the templates and trace them onto the foam sheet. Once complete, cut the foam sheet.
- Using blue craft foam, cut out waves with the yellow craft foam, cut out a circle for the sun, and cut out other waves and clouds with the white craft foam.
- Once you have all the cutouts, get the glue. Attach the white and blue waves first on the bottom end of the letter D. Cut away any excess.
- Glue the dolphin on top of the waves. You can line the underneath portion of the dolphin with blue craft foam for the belly.
- After that, glue the clouds and the sun on top of the letter D.
- Attach the googly eye on the dolphin.
- Lastly, use the black marker to draw the mouth of the dolphin.
To add even more fun, get out some clay and do this dolphin art! You’ll only need one thing:
- Clay (Blue, black, and white)
- Using the blue clay, help your kid form a dolphin shape out of the clay dough. Don’t forget the fin and the tail.
- Get the white clay and form the belly of the dolphin.
- As for the black clay, you’ll only need a little for the eyes of the dolphin.
This one is also fun to do, but an adult’s help is necessary to complete it. Here are the things to prepare:
- Blue felt fabric
- Black felt fabric
- Toy stuffing
- Draw the shape of the dolphin on the blue fabric using a pencil. You can also print out a template.
- Cut two identical dolphin shapes. Cut small black circles on the black felt fabric for the eyes.
- Once complete, use the needle and thread to sew the eyes onto each dolphin cloth.
- Sew the dolphin fabric together. Leave a small opening.
- Don’t cut the thread just yet. Get the toy stuffing and stuff the dolphin.
- Once done, close it.
These are only a few of the things that your kids can do. There are other things you can try for them to have a more personal encounter with dolphins. Sunshine Scenic Tours has the best dolphin cruise in St. Pete Beach, FL. We can accommodate you and your kids for an affordable price. Call us!