7. A paper Killer Whale wall hanging

7. A paper Killer Whale wall hanging
Follow these simple steps to make your own Killer Whale wall hanging. 

It’s great for a babies bedroom to encourage visual stimulation. Patterns and high contrast images stimulate the development of the optic nerves and encourage babies cognitive development without the much feared over-stimulation!

You will need: 

  • A3 Black Card
  • A3 White Card
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Needle and thread to hang
  • Driftwood 

Step 1
Trace the whale outline from the image provided (print out A3 or A4 depending on the size you’d like your whale to be). You can print and trace a smaller whale for the whale calf.  Draw an oval in the centre as indicated. 

Step 2
Cut out the whale template and trace onto black card.

Step 3
Cut out your whale template from the black card.
Next draw the markings roughly where indicated on your original paper template, the white spot behind the eye and two markings on the belly. Cut these out, trace onto white card and cut out. You’ll need markings for both sides, so cut out 2 of each. 

Step 4
Cut out the oval from your original whale template and trace onto black card. Fold in half and trim so that your oval is symmetrical.

Step 5
Cut 8 ovals (4 for each side), fold your ovals in half and glue 4 together. Then glue the second set of 4 ovals together.

Step 6
Glue your ovals to the body template and add finally glue on the white markings. Cut out a tail shape as indicated and snip about 2cm on the tail and body to slide the tail onto the body.

Step 7
Add an extra bottom fin by tracing the bottom fin onto black card, cut out and stick it onto the body, fold both fins outward. 

Once your whale is complete you can make a few more, try making a whole family!   We used thread and a piece of bark to hang the whales against a wall, but you could make a mobile instead, check out our instagram site for the Humpback whale mobile where we used drift wood to hang the whales from the ceiling. We added some 2d penguins!

Hope you enjoy making your very own Killer whale hanging!