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Dolphin Crafts & Activities for Kids

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Dolphins have a favorable reputation among ocean enthusiasts all around the world. Sharks have a reputation for being frightening and dangerous, whereas dolphins have a much gentler demeanor.

They will swim and play with humans, and some have even been known to save individuals who have gotten themselves into trouble at sea!

If you like dolphins, you might be wondering how you might learn to sketch, make different dolphin crafts but aren’t sure where to begin.

Here are some fantastic ideas for you to show your creativity!

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Fun Dolphin Craft and Activities

Dolphin Crafts & Activities for Kids

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Dolphin Corner Bookmark

Fun Dolphin Craft and Activities Dolphin Corner Bookmark

Image Source/Tutorial: Red Ted Art

Make your own cute and unique dolphin bookmark. Just follow these steps:

The tail of the dolphin bookmark “disappears” as you place it in your book since the pattern is drawn on the “folded” front of the bookmark. Draw on the “flat back” of the bookmark… this means you can still see the entire dolphin when the bookmark is in use!!

Diving Dolphin

Fun Dolphin Craft and Activities Diving Dolphin

Image Source/Tutorial: Activity  Village

  • One plate should be dark blue and the other should be sky blue.
  • Make a wave pattern on the dark blue plate. Make certain that the plate’s cent is part of your marine design.
  • On top of the sky blue plate, place the black plate.
  • To join the plates, use a pencil to poke a hole through the mid-points of both plates and a split pin through it.
  • Make a dolphin out of the card and adhere it to the sky blue plate. Cut clouds out of white cards and attach them to the sky blue plate’s other side. As a starting point, look through our images.
  • Hold the sea and rotate the sky blue plate to make it appear as if a dolphin is jumping in and out of the waves.

Jumping Dolphin Paper Plate Craft

Image Source/Tutorial: sonlight

D is for Dolphin Craft for Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: That Bald Chick

Clothespin Dolphin Craft for Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: dzieciakiwdomu

Leaping Dolphins Craft for Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: highlights

Banana Dolphins

Image Source/Tutorial: Fun Crafts Kids

Dolphin Craft With A Box

Fun Dolphin Craft and Activities Dolphin craft with a box

Image Source/Tutorial: All kids network

  • Remove the top of the milk carton, leaving a rectangular box behind.
  • Place the box on one of its long sides. Cut a slit in the top and bottom of the box (this is where you will put the popsicle stick when the craft is complete).
  • Wrap blue construction paper around the entire box. We discovered that cutting a piece of construction paper large enough to wrap around both ends was the easiest method to accomplish this (wrap as you would wrap a present). Then wrap a complete sheet of paper around the entire box, covering the end wrap work.
  • Cut through the construction paper over each of the slits with scissors.
  • To make the ocean’s bottom, cut a little wavy strip of brown construction paper. Glue the box into position.
    Make some water plants out of green construction paper and glue them on the ocean floor.
  • Make a blue popsicle stick.
  • Download and print our dolphin template. Cut out the dolphin and adhere it to the popsicle stick with adhesive.
  • Insert the popsicle stick inside the box’s slit. If your popsicle stick is too short to move the dolphin around effectively, tape two sticks together to add height.

Felt Dolphin Bookmark

Fun Dolphin Craft and Activities Felt Dolphin Bookmark

Image Source/Tutorial: Activity village

  • Fold the felt in half to make a square. Make a dolphin form with the tail tucked inside the fold. We’ve created a template to assist you (see below).
  • Open the dolphin shape so that it may be slipped through the paper clip, which will rest along the tail.
    Sew around the dolphin’s outline and along the felt’s bottom border, near the top of the paperclip, to keep it in place.
  • For the dolphin’s eye, sew on a button.

Dolphin Collage

Fun Dolphin Craft and Activities Dolphin Collage

Image Source/Tutorial: Activity village

Little ones love crumpling up tissue paper and pasting it elsewhere, and we think they’ll love the results of this dolphin mosaic. Older youngsters can carefully arrange the tissue paper on both sides of the dolphin so that it can be hanging – perhaps above the bath?


  • Use our image as a guide to draw a dolphin form on the plate, or use our dolphin template. Make the shape by cutting it out.
  • To make a fin, cut a triangle from a blue card and attach it to the back of the dolphin.
  • Glue tissue balls to the dolphin by ripping up bits of tissue and scrunching them into balls. Dark blue for the dolphin’s back and pale blue for the dolphin’s tummy should be used by older youngsters.
  • Punch a hole in the dolphin’s fin and put some string through it if you wish to hang it. Decorate the dolphin’s back in the same way as the front.

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Ocean Theme Dolphin

Fun Dolphin Craft and Activities Ocean Theme Dolphin

Image Source/Tutorial: Brilliant Bundles

To begin, cut the dolphin out of the free printout. Fold your first scrapbooking paper in half so that the white shows on the outside and the pattern/color is on the inside. Using the template as a guide, trace a dolphin on the paper with a pencil. Cut out the dolphin from the other colorful papers by folding them in the same way as the first. This reduces the amount of cutting required by providing you six dolphins with just one cut. Rep till you’ve used up all of your paper and have a total of ten pairs of dolphins. Cut off all of the numbers from the above sheet and affix one to each dolphin. Use contact paper to laminate them for long-term use.

Mache Dolphin

Fun Dolphin Craft and Activities Mache Dolphin

Image Source/Tutorial: Kidstv

For making this you will need:

  • Paint (tempera, poster, or finger paint all work well…) is the sole “store-bought” material.
  • Acrylic paints work well, but they should not be washed out of clothing!!!) We created our own grey by combining white and black.
  • Mod podge (mache) on 1-inch pieces of grey tissue paper is another option.
  • Make a “funky dolphin” by matching patterned tissue paper or napkins into 1-inch squares and painting them with a paintbrush.
  • Paper towel or toilet paper
  • Roll of paper towels
  • A roll of toilet paper or a cardboard tube
  • Scissors
  • A tape (masking or scotch tape)

In three steps you can make your mache dolphin. First BUILD THE FRAME the MACHE and then PAINT.

Beads Dolphin

Beads Dolphin

Image Source/Tutorial: Amy Egitto

Make a dolphin with paper or cardboard. Paste blue paper on it to give it a beautiful look and then paste some beads for giving it a more beautiful look. You can also swirl some pieces of paper and then paste them on your dolphin.

Steel Dolphin Cut-Paste Craft

Fun Dolphin Craft and Activities

Image Source/Tutorial: Brooke Thompson

For making this unique dolphin craft you will need a steel wire and give it the shape of a dolphin for your kid so that they can do the rest of the work on that dolphin-shaped steel wire. Also, don’t forget to attach wire in the middle of the dolphin so that your kid won’t face any difficulty to paste paper pieces. Now, ask your child to cut some paper pieces and paste them in a manner so it makes your dolphin beautiful.

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Paper Plate Dolphin

Fun Dolphin Craft and Activities

Image Source/Tutorial: The crafty Family

  • Apply the blue paint to your paper plate before setting it away to dry.
  • Remove one-half of the paper plate and set it aside. Cut the remaining half in half to make two-quarter slices. One of the quarters should be cut in half and one of the sections should be discarded so that you have the same shapes as in the photo.
  • To form the tail, glue the quarter triangle to the corner of the half paper plate. Then, to construct the fin, glue the little triangle to the back of the half paper plate.
  • The incredibly cute paper plate dolphin is finished with the addition of an eye and a mouth!

Dolphin With A Triangle Twist

Dolphin with a triangle twist

Image Source/Tutorial: In The Bag Kids Craft

You may have noticed that the basic shape of this dolphin boat is a triangle. We love seeing what our minds come up with when we start with something really simple and fundamental, like the shape of a triangle, at “In the Bag Kids’ Crafts.” give it a shot and see what you can think of. Simply make a triangle out of popsicle sticks, fill your kids’ craft bag with items from our master list, and see where your imagination takes you!

3D Paper Dolphin

3D Paper Dolphin

Image Source/Tutorial: Lookwerelearning


  • Begin by obtaining a copy of the Paper Dolphin Craft template. This is required to print the shapes for the dolphin.
  • Print the printable on white paper after you’ve downloaded it. Then cut each piece out with scissors.
    Now it’s time to go to work on your project!
  • Trace each of the template shapes onto colored paper using a pencil or a pen.
  • It’s now time to create the “ocean.”
  • Trace the ocean template on blue paper and a few of the “waves” on light blue paper. Remove all of them.
  • Horizontally fold the blue ocean paper in half. Then glue the waves to the “ocean’s” bottom border.
  • Glue the dolphin to the “ocean’s” folded centerline. Make sure the folded line lines up with the middle of the dolphin.
  • The dolphin’s top should be visible above the folded line.
  • Fold the ocean in half once more to form a triangular stand, and you’re done.

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Dolphin Notebook

Dolphin Notebook

Image Source/Tutorial: Papermagic

Your kid will definitely love to write in this cute dolphin notebook. From making to writing in this notebook, they will love to do each and every step. So, what are you waiting for? Encourage your kid and start helping them to make their own cute little dolphin notebook.

Dolphins Puppets And Paper Plate Ocean

Dolphins puppets and paper plate ocean

Image Source/Tutorial: Preschoolpowolpackets

  • This is a breeze! Simply print the dolphin template, cut out one for each child, and let them paint it! Paint dot markers were utilized.
  • Allow the children to squirt any paints they like onto their paper plates. Then use sponge brushes to paint the ocean!
  • Then have the kids paint and glue small shells onto their paintings. Dot paints and regular acrylic paints were used to paint the shells, which were then put on with hot glue.
  • We used a knife to make the incision for the dolphin puppet’s stick to go through when the ocean was dry!

Dolphin Sketch

Dolphin Sketch

Image Source/Tutorial: Firstplaette

  • Begin by sketching the outline of the dolphin’s body. It will be wider at the top and narrower at the bottom. You can also draw the outline of the “nose,” which is known as a rostrum in the case of a dolphin.
  • Draw the rostrum narrower as it approaches the tip and wider as it enters the head.
    Draw the tail with the upper half in the shape of a half-circle and the bottom in two wave-like patterns.
  • Draw the fin and the flippers for this step. Draw a backward curving fin (on top of the dolphin) with a pointier tip and a wide base. Draw the foreground flipper to the left of the photo and the background flipper to the right to illustrate that the dolphin is in 3/4 view. Draw them curving in different ways as well. Make the flippers wider towards the body of the dolphin and pointier towards the tips, similar to the fin.
  • Erase the sections of the body that the foreground flipper will overlap/hide.
    Draw the dolphin’s mouth with just one simple curve for this step. The mouth should be curved upwards in the shape of a smile. Draw a break between the top and bottom portions of the dolphin’s body starting at the mouth.
  • Add the dolphin’s eye first, then color the dolphin with various colors of blue in the final step of the line drawing.

Laughing Dolphin

Laughing Dolphin

Image Source/Tutorial: Preschool Activities

Make this cute square-shaped laughing dolphin with paper. Just cut all the shapes according to the picture shown for making this dolphin and assemble all the paper cutting. And you are done!

Egg Carton Whale

Egg Carton Whale

Image Source/Tutorial: Pre-school Activities

This is one of the best Sea Animal Craft ideas for a toddler. Egg cartons, blue paint, blue and white pipe cleaners, wiggly eyes, blue card sheets, and glue are all required. One section of the egg carton should be cut and turned upside down. Allow it to dry after painting it blue. Meanwhile, prepare the whale’s fins and tail. After the paint has dried, poke a hole in the top and insert small blue pipe cleaners to represent water sprouts. Curl the tops of them. Stick the tail, fins, and eyes in place. Make the whale’s mouth and your cheerful whale is complete.

Origami Dolphin

Origami Dolphin

Image Source/Tutorial: Arts for kids hub

  • Begin by folding an origami paper with the color side up. Fold the paper in half from left to right in a valley fold (or right to left). Fold the paper in half and unfold it.
  • Fold the valley again, this time from bottom to top along the dashed line, as indicated. Fold the paper in half and unfold it.
  • Turn the paper over to the other side.
  • Fold the paper into a valley along the diagonal line as shown, wrinkle it well, and unfold it.
  • Now fold the paper into a valley along the other diagonal, crease firmly, and unfold it.
  • Now it’s time to put the base together.
  • If you’ve properly wrinkled the paper, it should come together like magic. If you don’t, you’ll see why good creasing is so vital in origami.
  • Begin pushing the paper in both directions.
  • The background triangle should develop as you press the sides in. Continue to bring both sides together while holding it down.
  • Your base is already half done when the sides meet in the center. You’re done once you’ve pushed the paper down to make the triangle.

I hope you like our Dolphin craft and activities for kids ideas and I believe you will surely try some of them if you like our craft ideas then read more posts on our website and let me know in the comment section which idea you like the most.

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