10 Fun Dolphin Crafts For Preschoolers

Dolphin Crafts

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The sight of dolphins jumping and splashing around in the sea delights most kids, and you may find your little marine biologist asking you questions like ‘What’s that big fish splashing in the water, mom?’

As a responsible and encouraging parent, you may want to tell your preschooler that the dolphin is a mammal and not a fish! And, you can help develop her interest in dolphins, by teaching her some exquisite dolphin crafts. Here, Momjunction has compiled a list of some amazing dolphin crafts for preschoolers. So, get your little one busy with these fun crafts.

1. Dolphin Paper Art:

Dolphin Crafts - Dolphin Paper Art

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You Will Need:

  • Blue construction paper
  • Green construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black marker

How To:

  1. Show your child how to draw an image of a dolphin on the green construction paper using a pencil. Make an eye at the proper place using a black marker.
  1. Cut out the picture of dolphin with the help of scissors.
  1. Paste it on the blue construction paper.

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2. Clay Dolphin:

Dolphin Crafts - Clay Dolphin

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You Will Need:

  • Clay of different colors, namely blue, white, and black

How To:

  1. Help your kid to spread and shape dough of blue clay in the form of a dolphin. Make the fins and tail.
  1. Use white clay and create the lower body of the animal.
  1. Make dolphin’s eyes using the black clay. This is one of the best and interesting dolphin crafts for kids to make during their free time.

3. Banana Dolphin:

Dolphin Crafts - Banana Dolphin

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You Will Need:

  • A long glass
  • Banana
  • Knife
  • Black peppercorns
  • Grapes and berries

How To:

  1. Use a knife and cut the top end of the banana horizontally making the mouth of the dolphin.
  1. Press and stick two black peppercorns at the top end of the banana making the eyes of the animal.
  1. Place the banana in a long glass.
  1. Fill the glass with grapes and berries surrounding the banana.
  1. Place one grape or berry in the mouth of the banana dolphin.

4. Balloon Dolphin:

Dolphin Crafts - Balloon Dolphin

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You Will Need:

  • Small, elongated balloons of white and blue colors.
  • Threads
  • Black marker

How To:

  1. Tell your child to blow elongated blue and white balloons and tie their ends with threads.
  1. Now, tie the ends of the blue air-filled balloons in such a way that they make the upper body of the dolphin. Create fins and mouth of the sea mammal using blue balls.
  1. Tie the ends of the white balls in such a way that they make the lower body of the animal.
  1. Make eye using a black marker.

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5. Fabric Dolphin:

Dolphin Crafts - Fabric Dolphin

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You Will Need:

  • Blue fabric
  • Scrap of black fabric
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Toy stuffing

How To:

  1. Help your kid draw the image of the dolphin on blue fabric, and cut out two identical images of the animal using the scissors from the cloth.
  1. Use needle and thread and sew the dolphin-shaped fabric leaving a small space.
  1. Fill in toy stuffing through the small gap.
  1. Cut out round eyes of the animal from a scrap of black fabric and sew it in the proper place. This is one of the best and interesting dolphin craft ideas to make with your kid.

6. Dolphin Painting:

Dolphin Crafts - Dolphin Painting

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You Will Need:

  • White construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Blue and black food colors
  • A paint brush

How To:

  1. Show your kid how to draw a picture of a dolphin on the white construction paper using a pencil.
  1. Color the image using blue food color and a paint brush.
  1. Create an eye of the animal using the black paint.

7. Silhouette Of Dolphin:

Dolphin Crafts - Silhouette Of Dolphin

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You Will Need:

  • White construction paper
  • Black food color
  • A paint brush
  • Pencil
  • Dolphin template

How To:

  1. Trace out the shape of a dolphin on the white construction paper using a dolphin template and pencil.
  1. Now, help your child paint the animal using black color and paint brush on the white paper.

8. Dolphin Dot Painting:

Dolphin Crafts - Dolphin Dot Painting

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You Will Need:

  • Dark blue construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Paint brush
  • Light blue food color
  • Black marker

How To:

  1. Show your child how to make a picture of a dolphin on the dark blue construction paper using a pencil.
  1. Now, fill the image with light blue dots using light blue paint and paint brush.
  1. Make a round black dot in place of the eye using a black marker.

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9. Dolphin Mural:

Dolphin Crafts - Dolphin Mural

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You Will Need:

  • Dark blue tiled mosaic wall
  • Paint brush
  • Light blue and black paints

How To:

  1. Help your child to create an outlined image of a dolphin on the blue tiled wall using a paint brush and black color.
  1. Now, paint the picture of the animal using light blue color.
  1. Make the eye using the black paint.

10. Spray Painted Dolphin:

Dolphin Crafts - Spray Painted Dolphin

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You Will Need:

  • Two white sheets of paper
  • Blue spray
  • Pencil
  • Knife

How To:

  1. Draw an image of a dolphin on one white paper and cut it out using a knife.
  1. Now, place the white sheet comprising the hollow image of dolphin on the other blank
  1. White sheet and spray the blue paint.
  1. Then remove the upper white paper with the dolphin’s cutout, and you will observe spray-painted dolphin on the white paper below.

Did you teach your child any fun dolphin crafts? Which ones did she like the most? Tell us below.

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