Whale Blow Painting for Kids

Practice important early learning skills with your preschoolers and kindergartners using this Whale Blow Painting for Kids. This quick and easy whale craft is perfect for your next ocean preschool theme. 

collage of Whale Blow Painting for Kids images with text: Whale Art Process Art for Little KidsThis week, we’re exploring Large Sea Creatures and one of our favorite topics was of course whales. Whales are incredibly fascinating, even just their sheer size is nothing less than amazing. This Whale Blow Painting for Kids was perfect for learning all about these incredible animals. 

Whales are large marine mammals. They come up for air and breathe through a blowhole. Whales are the largest animals on Earth. They often make “whale songs” to communicate with each other. 

child using straw to blow blue paint onto whale template
How do you think that whales breathe underwater? Whales are mammals and have lungs just like humans. They breathe air in and out through a blowhole. check out this Blowhole quick and easy Whale STEAM Activity that we used to demonstrate how whales breathe. 

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child blowing paint onto whale template using straw
child using straw to blow paint onto whale cut out
Teach your little learners all about the letter W with this W is for whale craft. Make a whale craft with your preschool and kindergarten learners using this easy blow painting technique. 

whale outline on tray with paint
This adorable sea creature craft is also perfect for teaching your children about Jonah and the Whale, which is always a favorite around here. My little kids love reading Bible stories together while we’re doing fun crafts like this one.

whale cut-out on tray with paint
Don’t forget to check out this cute Whale Craft from a while back too! It’s a wonderful way to keep little hands busy during read alouds. 

child placing eye sticker onto whale art
Whale Blow Painting for Kids

What you’ll need

  • Whale Shape
  • Straw
  • Tissue Paper
  • Eye Stickers
  • Tape
  • Paint
  • Crayons/Markers

whale blow painting for kids art on tray with straw blowhole
Here’s how to do it

Discuss

  • How long can you hold your breath? Invite children to experiment holding their breath while you count aloud. 

Make

  • Invite children to use the straw to blow paint across the whale. 
  • Stick on the eye and draw a face, if desired. 
  • Attach the straw through the “blowhole.”
  • Insert tissue paper in the straw. 

Play

  • Invite children to play with their whales and blow through the straws. 

Observe

  • What painting techniques, (e.g., blowing, mixing) did you notice the child use? 
  • Did he or she make choices throughout the process? 

whale art on tray with straw blowhole
whale process art on tray with straw blowhole
Process art is a wonderful way to practice fine motor skills. Your preschoolers and kindergartners will have a blast experimenting with new materials and mediums while exploring creative thinking and problem-solving skills. 

child's whale blow art painting on tray
Even if you didn’t get this month’s preschool curriculum kit, you can quickly and easily make your own whale blow painting for kids. Draw the outline of a whale on cardstock and then cut it out. 

child's whale process art on tray
child's whale blow painting for kids on tray
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our ocean theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)

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