As we head into summer nights and summer dinners – whether poolside, seaside, or just out on the patio – this is a cute napkin holder project for kids to put together. Make as many as you want, whether just one whale to add summer fun to your child’s table, or a whole pod of whales for family dinners al fresco!
Cut a length of cardstock (we chose blue) to fit around a toilet paper tube, and attach with a gluestick.
Travis thought it was so neat that the rectangle he cut out could be wrapped around in this way!
While he worked on that rectangle, I drew a whale for him on a second piece of blue cardstock and cut it out (bigger kids can do this part themselves).
Travis added some belly lines with marker, and glued down a wiggly eye.
Glue the whale to the tube and your holder is ready!
It was fun to show him how to accordion-fold a napkin, alternating folds over and under.
Slip the napkin in the tube and your whale now has a water spout. Meanwhile, summer diners have a napkin ready when it’s time to wipe those buttery fingers from corn on the cob!