Time for N is for Narwhal in our Animal ABC. There are not that many great “N” word animal choices… and though we LOVE Narwhals… an Toilet Paper Roll Narwhal Craft did prove to be a bit of a channel! We have create N is for Narwhal before – in our Handprint Alphabet Series (find our Narwhal Handprint Craft here)… and loved creating these wonderful creatures. So though we would have another go.. but now, is it a Narwhal Unicorn? A Narwhale? Or simply a Narwhal? And why do Narwhals have horns? Whatever it is, this is a great Narwhal craft for preschoolers exploring the Animal Alphabet! Enjoy. Would this also make a brilliant Summer Crafts for Preschoolers?
Check out our latest contribution ot the Toilet Paper Roll A-Z today, learn how to make your toilet paper roll Narhwal Craft. Be sure to read until the end of the article for some fun narhwal facts for kids, that you can discuss with the children whilst making this craft!!!! Including answers to questions like – Are narwhals a carnivore? Are narwhals a carnivore? How many teeth does a narwhal have?
Toilet Paper Roll Narwhal Craft – Materials
The great thing is, that you won’t need a narwhal template to complete this craft!
- Per Narwhal you will need on Toilet Paper Roll
- Light blue paint (though any blue is fine!!)
- Yellow paper for embellishments
- Googly eyes
How to make a Narwhal with Toilet Paper Rolls
Flatten your Toilet Paper Role and draw on a whale outline with a pencil – you will need an upright fin at the back and large almost square head.
Cut the outline!
Paint in your desired Narwhal colour (I chose a bright turquoisy blue)
Let dry fully.
Once dry, you can add your Narwhal details/ shapes. You will need a quarter of a cricle for the Narwhal horn (is it a Narhwal Unicorn craft really?!). Two yellow fin shapes and some eyes (we chose to use some google eyes, but you can some out from white paper too or draw them on directly).
For the Narwhal Unicorn Horn – roll up the semi circle to make a thin cone. Secure with a little glue.
Add a lot of glue to the base and gently squeeze in between the top of the Toilet Paper Roll Narhwal’s head.
Glue your fins in place.
Finally add the googley eyes and smile. I set the eyes quite low – a bit like with a great blue whale, to give it a more “NarWHALE” like look. But it really is a question of preference!
Your Toilet Paper Roll Narwhal Craft is FINISHED!! Woohoo!
Fun Narwhal Facts
Are narwhals a carnivore?
Narwhals are carnivores – ie. meat eaters. They eat fish and shrimps. They don’t have many teeth, so have to eat their food whole!
What is a narwhal’s horn used for?
The narwhals unicorn (not actualluy a unicorn!!!) is like a tusk that Narwahls use for hunting fish. They hit or stun the fish making it easier to east. The horn is in fact a tooth that grows out of the top of narhwals jaw. The tusk can grow to about 3m in length. (More info from Live Science)
How many teeth does a narwhal have?
Can you believe that Narwhals only have TWO teeth?! Yes, that makes “chewing your food” difficult and as mentioned above they have to eat their food whole. In males one of these teeth grows through the top jaw of narhwals. (more info from National Geographic)
Do narwhals still exist?
Oh yes, absolutely. Though we think of Narwhals as mythical Narwhal Unicorns, they are real! They live in Artic waters (around Greenland, Canada and Russia). It is related to the beluga whale. (more information from Wikipedia)
How long do narwhals live for?
Many Narwhals live 30-40 years – but some live as long as 50 tears. They don’t have many natural predators – the main preadtor is the killer whale. (more information from Wikipedia)
I hope you have enjoyed our Toilet Paper Roll Narwhal Craft and Fun Narwhal Facts for Kids! Happy Crafting!
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