As we’ve worked our way through the letters of the alphabet, making crafts for our alphabet book, we seemed to have gravitated more towards making animals.
They’re a ton of fun to make and with a 3 year old animal lover in the house, they’re always a huge hit.
It doesn’t really matter what kind of animal it is, either. She loves them all.
Which makes this lowercase letter W walrus craft, that much better.
Like the rest of our letter crafts, this adorable walrus is super easy to make, uses only a few basic materials, and is a great way to work on scissor skills with your preschooler if they still need a little bit of practice.
To make your own letter W walrus, you’ll need:
As always, get your craft started by cutting out the pieces that you’ll need.
Cutting them all out in the beginning makes it a whole lot easier to put the whole thing together and will help your preschooler see what pieces they have and what should be added next.
From the brown construction paper, you’ll want to cut out 2 square shapes. Keep the corners on one side as they are and round out the 2 corners on the opposite side. One shape should be larger than the other, just make sure that the larger one can still fit onto your sheet of card stock.
From the tan construction paper, cut out a shape like the one in the picture above. It should look almost like a peanut shell or the silhouette of a figure eight.
Lengthwise, this shape should be slightly longer than the smaller of your two brown squares.
Finally, from your white construction paper, cut out your lowercase letter W, and from the black, cut out a rounded triangle shape that will become the nose.
To assemble your walrus, start by gluing the larger of your two brown square shapes onto your card stock. The pointed corners of your square should line up with the bottom of your sheet of card stock.
Next, glue the smaller of your square shapes on top of the larger square. The top half of the smaller square should be above the larger one on your card stock.
Once both of your squares are glued down, take your tan peanut shape and glue that lengthwise on top of where the smaller square is glued down.
Now, your walrus is going to need a face.
Have your preschooler glue on their googly eyes, or they could make their own with some black and white construction paper, and the nose.
Finally, to finish the big guy up, glue your lowercase letter W onto your walrus to act as his tusks and have your kiddo use a crayon to add any extra details that they might like.
While you’re waiting for the glue to dry, grab the lowercase letter W printable page from the bundle of interactive alphabet pages and add both it and your walrus craft to your alphabet book!