15 minute Craft planner
Beware of allergies - make sure it is safe for the children in your group to handle and taste the food used in this activity.
You will need:
Whale templates (see Printables)
Sheets of white tissue paper or small clear plastic sandwich bags*
Blue metallic ribbon
Colouring pencils and/or crayons
Shell crisps or shrimp sweets
* Do not give plastic bags to young children
How to prepare:
Print or photocopy sufficient templates for one each per child. Make a sample ‘blue whale’ so that the children know what they are making.
How to make:
1. Colour in and cut out your whale template.
2. Fold along the dashed lines so that the lines are on the inside of the fold.
3. Now re-fold all the lines (except line ‘X’) so that the lines are on the outside of the fold. Line ‘X’ must remain on the inside of the fold.
4. Cut along the two solid lines as shown.
5. Slot the pieces of the tail together to make your whale. Colour in the two flaps of the whale’s tail and stick two eyes onto your template as shown in the picture.
6. Place a handful of crisps or five or six sweets in the centre of a sheet of tissue paper. Gather the edges of the tissue paper and tie it into a bundle with a short length of metallic ribbon. Alternatively place a handful of crisps or five or six sweets in a sandwich bag. Tie the top of the bag with a short length of metallic ribbon. Curl the ends of the ribbon.
7-8. Place the tissue paper bundle or the bag in the middle of the whale. The tissue paper or bag should look like the misty air coming out of the whale’s blow hole.
Alongside this craft, teach the Bible story...