3D Valentines Day Paper Whale

Want to craft something special and cute for the V-Day? Let’s make a cute 3D Valentine’s Day paper whale craft out of cardboard with our step-by-step tutorial.

3D Valentines Day Paper Whale Craft

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We love crafting everything related to Valentine-themed projects (check out the Valentine’s Day Heart Fingerprint Tree Craft or Handprint Heart Craft) and make some more crafts.

DIY 3D Valentines Day Paper Whale Craft

The first one we are going to show you is this small and cute Valentine whale. We hope you will join us crafting and we hope you will love this pink whale as much as we do.

Valentines Day Paper Whale Craft

It has a pink heart on the top of the head and the head can spin around and that means having so much fun playing with it.

How to Make 3D Valentines Day Paper Whale Craft

What you need:

  • dark pink cardstock
  • light pink cardstock
  • white cardstock
  • circle puncher
  • ruler with circle shapes
  • black liner
  • split pin
  • circle object
  • scissors
  • glue

Materials Used

Let’s start!

Step by Step Tutorial

The Base

Trace the circle object on the light pink cardstock.

Step 1

Cut out the circle object using scissors.

Step 2

The Whale

Draw a circle (the size of this circle should be the same as the size of the punched circle later).

Step 3

Draw two fins and a tail.

Step 4

Cut out this whale shape using scissors.

Step 5

Glue the whale shape in the center of the light pink circle.

Step 6

Punch out one dark pink circle.

Step 7

Attach this circle to the body shape using a split pin.

Step 8

Split the pin on the backside of the light pink circle so the circles stay in place.

Step 9

The 3D Body

Cut out four dark pink stripes.

Step 10

Fold their ends.

Step 11

Glue the first dark pink stripe on the dark pink circle.

Step 12

Add the second dark pink stripe. The stripes should form an X shape.

Glue them on the top also, so they do not move.

Step 13

Add the remaining two stripes. This 3D shape is the whale’s body.

Step 14

The Comb

Cut out one small light pink stripe.

Step 15

Fold it as you see in this picture – we call this a door shape.

Step 16

Glue the door shape on top of the whale’s body.

Step 17

Cut out a wider light pink strip then form a comb shape using the scissors.

Step 18

Glue this comb shape to the door shape as shown in the picture.

Step 19

Wrap the comb shape around the door shape and seal with glue at the end.

Step 20

Cut one more stripe out of the light pink cardstock.

Step 21-1

Fold one end of this strip.

Step 22

Place this strip on top of the whale’s body.

Step 23


Draw, cut out, then glue a small dark pink heart on top of this last stripe.

Step 24

The Mouth and Eyes

Take the black liner and draw a tiny circular mouth.

Step 25

On the white cardstock draw two small circle eyes.

Step 26

Cut the eyes out and glue them on the whale’s head.

Step 27

This octopus is adorable!

3D V-Day Paper Whale Craft

Your 3D Valentine’s Day paper whale craft is done!

DIY 3D Valentines Day Paper Whale

Happy V-Day!

3D Valentines Day Paper Whale Craft Idea


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