Spy on a Narwhal Porthole
Students will learn what the narwhal looks like and what they eat, while creating this porthole craft.
Two blue paper plates per student
White cardstock paper
Gold glitter glue
Paint (a variety of colors)
Narwhal (male and female), crab, and fish template
Fishing line and hole punch is optional
1) Give each student a male and female narwhal, crab, and fish to paint with the correct colors. Male narwhals should be painted gray with black spots and spiral lines on the tusks. Students may need assistance with the spiral lines on the tusk, or the teacher can have these already painted.
2) Give students a blue paper plate. Have them spread glitter glue on the bottom to represent sand. The teacher will cut out the sea creatures from the cardstock paper after they have dried. Students will place the crab and fish in the glitter glue. Glue narwhals above the sand.
3) The teacher will cut a large circle in the second paper plate this will be the porthole. Students will paint the porthole a brass or dark orange color and glue orange M&Ms around it to represent rivets.
4) The teacher will then take clear plastic and tape on the inside of the porthole and staple the two plates together for each student.
The teacher can poke two holes at the top and tie with fishing line, so the child can hang it up in their room. Children will love spying on this special whale while discovering their unique features and diet.