Last updated on February 1st, 2023 at 06:23 am

how to make a dolphin art project

Dolphins are one of the most loved ocean animals. Not only are they smart (did you know they can recognize themselves in a mirror?) but they are also sweet and have lots of personality. They are even known to help humans in a time of need! These chatty animals are a favorite amongst many. This is why we needed to make our own dolphin craft!

The educational piece

Our build activities are great for many things, especially promoting creativity and developing fine motor skills. A great brain buster, the goal is for the child to put the dolphin together however they envision their dolphin to look. Every child is unique, and so it only makes sense that their dolphins would be, too!

Our build projects also stimulate the brain in many ways such as by promoting problem solving skills, creative thinking, concentration, memory, hand-eye coordination, and spatial recognition.

The build activities are also coloring activities. All of our build activities come in a black & white version that can be colored. Coloring not only improves fine motor skills, but also encourages children to focus, and inspires creativity. Have you ever seen a pink dolphin? Go ahead and create one!

Some ideas on how to use your dolphin craft:

  • Use as a school activity. Learning about marine life? Use our dolphin craft as a fun way to teach about sea life.
  • Use as a party activity. Do your children love under water creatures? Are you hosting a birthday party or a barbecue this summer? Print these out and use let the kids get creative in the sunshine (just don’t forget the sunblock)!
  • Need a few minutes to yourself? Print these out for your children. Give them something fun and educational to do while you make dinner or take a few minutes to yourself.
  • Use as a church activity. Does your local church provide activities for children? Use our ocean animals craft for a fun summer-themed church activity for youth group.

A great kindergarten and preschool art activity. Just color, cut and create your very own Bottlenose Dolphin!

Below is what is included in your dolphin craft download (see the bottom of the page for actual download instructions):

Check out our entire Ocean Animals collection!

Our shop has launched and we are featuring 7 different ocean animals to build!
Our ocean animals are available in the Ocean Animals Bundle and includes the below animals to build and color:

  • Shark
  • Sea Turtle
  • Seal
  • Mermaid
  • Clown Fish
  • Octopus
  • Dolphin

Buy them all for the sale price of $4.00 for the bundle.

The bundle includes a black & white and color version for each sea animal. To give your children guidance on how to build the marine life, each animal also includes a built version of the sea animal in both black & white and color.

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Mrs. Merry Ocean Animals Collection:

Check our marine life activities. Perfect art projects for kindergarten and preschools students!

Why are we selling printables?

Don’t worry, the free printables are not going away! That will not stop. We love supporting teachers, churches, and your every day family home. We love providing printables to children all over the world and helping to bring fun education, games, and smiles into the world.

Many of you might know that I work full-time and Mrs. Merry is a true “side hustle.” I enjoy it immensely and spend many night hours on this site creating each printable piece by piece. (Thankfully, I am the type of person that doesn’t need much sleep.) That being said, my ultimate goal is to work on Mrs. Merry full-time and to someday leave my “day job” and create kids’ activities, games and holiday printables for the world, all-the-time. So, after much thought and many suggestions from my valued visitors and supporters, I have decided to open up a shop in which to sell some of my more targeted and more popular printables.

My passion lies here, with this site, and so I would love to be able to focus full-time on all that is Mrs. Merry. And with your support, I truly believe that my dream is attainable. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all of your visits each day and for your continued support. You are who makes this possible.

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Need some craft supplies?

Amazon has always been my go-to for most of my office and craft supplies. If you print a lot of printables and spend  time coloring, gluing and adding some extra jazz to them, our list of supplies can help!

I’ve split the list up into a basic list and a fancier list if you’re going to put a little more pizazz into your printables.

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