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Step By Step Dolphin Paper Craft For Kids

Are you ready to make an adorable Dolphin paper craft with your kids?

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Good, because this will be perfect for you. Most kids love animals so adding this to your craft time with your preschooler or kindergartner will be fun.

This would be a great addition to a unit on ocean animals as well. If you need to know what craft supplies to keep on hand for paper craft projects check out this article.

Keep reading, you won’t want to miss the fun dolphin facts jokes and a free gift just for you at the end.

I love adding these to craft time because they add laughter and learning in a simple way.

Dolphin Facts for Kids

Carnivores, our finned friends eat mostly fish, but will also eat crustaceans such as shrimp and squid, too.

These magnificent mammals also produce high-pitched clicks to help them navigate and find food – a process called “echolocation“.

They can hold their breath underwater for around seven minutes.

If you want more dolphin facts check out this national geographic page.

Dolphin Craft Options

We love to offer you choices that fit your skill level as a crafty teacher or parent. 

So if you are a master of cutting shapes freehanded, keep scrolling down the page to find the step-by-step instructions to make your very own dolphin.

But if you need a bit of help to make those scissors create something resembling a dolphin…. Then you need to grab the template below

blue dolphin craft

The Dolphin Craft Template includes…

  • 1 PDF with 6 total pages
  • Size 8.5X11
  • Black and white template: Print, Color, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • Template (Already Colored): Print, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • Dolphin coloring sheet
  • 8.5 by 11 Dolphin craft poster

Your kids will love either option.

Supplies For The Dolphin Paper Craft

  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Template (Optional)

Steps To Make Your Dolphin Craft

Dolphin instructions

Step 1


  • Cut out a big white crescent
  • Cut out a skinnier blue crescent
  • Glue the blue crescent onto the white

Step 2


  • Cut a blue crescent (Tail fin)
  • Glue the tail fin to the body
  • Cut a blue half-crescent (back fin)
  • Glue the back fin to the body
  • Cut out 2 blue ovals (Fins)
  • Glue the fins to the body
dolphin craft parts

Step 3


  • Cut out a white circle (Eye)
  • Glue the eye to the body
  • Cut out a smaller black circle (Inner eye)
  • Glue the inner eye to the white eye
  • Cut out a small blue oval (lips)
  • Cut out a small white oval (lips)
  • Glue the lips to the body
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Dolphin Jokes For Kids

  • What do dolphins use for money?  
    • Sand dollars
  • What do dolphins need to stay healthy?
    • Vitamin sea
  • Do Dolphins ever do anything on accident?          
    • No, they always do things on Porpoise

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    I hope you enjoy your paper dolphin craft fun and easy.

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