Popsicle Stick Narwhal Kid Craft

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Make a darling narwhal with crafts sticks from the Dollar Tree!

Kids love sea creatures and the narwhal (unicorn of the sea) never disappoints. This little craft project is FUN one for kids of all ages to do when celebrating a good book or just having fun. It would make a great party craft or a fun center in the classroom. It is versatile and can be adapted easily to use other supplies like crayons, markers and even glitter.

Materials and Supply List:

  • Wooden Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Store
  • Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Store
  • Craft Paint – White, Light Blue, Grey, Pink
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Store
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors 
  • Permanent Marker
  • Pencil with New Eraser
  • Ruler

Craft Stick Narwhal Instructions


Gather all supplies. To create the Narwhal, line up five jumbo craft sticks on your work surface. Using scissors, trim additional jumbo craft sticks to the width of the Narwhal and attach with a glue gun and glue sticks.

TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.


Measure and cut two jumbo craft sticks in half with scissors. Trim one of the half craft sticks into a pointed cone shape which will become the Narwhal’s tusk. Leave two of the half craft sticks as is to become the fins.


Base coat the Narwhal body and fins with light blue acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.

Base coat the Narwhal’s tusk with grey acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.

Mix white and light blue acrylic craft paint together and topcoat a large arch to create the Narwhal’s belly.


Using the photo as a guide, attach the tusk to the top and fins to the sides of the back of the Narwhal’s body with a glue gun and glue sticks.


Attach two wiggle eyes to the Narwhal with a glue gun and glue sticks. Create cheeks by dipping a new pencil eraser into pink acrylic craft paint and stamping on either side of the face.


Create some texture on the Narwhal’s body by dipping a new pencil eraser into grey acrylic craft paint and stamping randomly around the belly area.

To finish, draw a smile on the Narwhal’s face from cheek to cheek with a permanent black marker.

Narwhal Printable Activities

Grab these fun free printable narwhal activities. Use them in party bags or as a fun assortment of things to do while traveling and stuck in the car.

They are FREE on the blog and there are FIVE to choose from! This one is my favorite.

Sharing is Caring!

Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later!  Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

Easy DIY Craft Stick Narwhal Kid Project Idea

I would really love to hear what you think about this easy craft stick project idea! If you try it out, I would sure like to see it! Share on InstagramFacebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #LauraKellyDesigns!



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