Shark Crafts for Kids

During our ocean unit, we spend a little time learning about sharks and make a few easy shark crafts. Sharks can be kind of scary but these crafts are mostly on the cute side.

Here’s a list of my favorite easy shark crafts for kids.

#1. Make These Paper Plate Sharks
You can make these little sharks out of paper plates. Here’s how:

Cut out a red circle for the inside of the mouth, triangles for the teeth, and half-ovals for the eyes.

Fold the bottom part and staple or tape the eyes in place and use a marker to color the dark part of the eyes.

For the back fin, cut a paper plate in half and fold the bottom edges so it can be attached with staples or tape.

shark craft with paper plates

Image Credits: http://www.pupperoos.com/?page_id=388
#2. Make Paper Plate Shark Jaws
The shark jaws are just a little creepy! Fold and cut paper plates in a jagged line and around the outside to create some realistic shark jaws!

paper plate shark jaws

Source: Dollar Store Crafts Paper Plate Shark Jaws
#3. Create A Recycled Paper Towel Roll Shark
Reuse paper towel rolls to make this shark craft.  Cut out a triangle from one opening on the cardboard roll.  This will make 2 triangles.  Glue one to the back and one to the top to make the fins.  Paint the whole thing blue.  Add some small triangles cut from white paper to make the teeth, and glue into place.  Add google eyes and paint on some gills to complete your shark craft!

shark craft toilet paper roll

Source: jennwa.blogspot.com/2008/06/toilet-paper-shark.html
#4. Color These Realistic Shark Coloring Pages
Here is a realistic looking shark coloring page that you can download for free. Click the picture below for the full-sized image)

 

shark coloring page

Source: http://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Tiger-Shark-Coloring-Pages.jpg

shark coloring page

Source: http://coloringkids.org/wp-content/uploads/shark-coloring-pages-7.jpg

Cartoon Shark Coloring Page

Here is a cartoon shark that would make a good puppet. Color and cut around the edge of the image.  Tape a popsicle stick to the back.  Use one of the images above to make a more realistic shark puppet.

 

shark coloring page

Source: http://discoverykids.com/img/images/Shark-1.jpg

#5. Create A Paper Plate Shark

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You can make this paper plate shark craft with some paint and craft foam. Visit Craft-Crafted.com for detailed instructions.

 

#6. Make A Cupcake Liner Shark

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Follow these directions on IHeartCraftyThings.com to make this shark craft out of cupcake liners.  http://www.iheartcraftythings.com/2015/04/cupcake-liner-shark-kids-craft.html

#7. Make A Shark Fin Hat to Wear

shark-hat

Make a shark fin hat out of blue or grey construction paper and pretend you are a shark. So fun if you are a kid!

Full instructions on GluesticksAndGumdrops.com.

#8. Create a Newspaper Shark

newspaper shark craft

Kids can make this shark craft with some newspaper, construction paper google eyes, & a little glue.  SourceNewspaper Shark Craft by I Heart Crafty Things.

#9 Make this Balancing Paper Plate Shark

paper plate shark

This paper plate sharp balances on his own. Artsy Momma has the full instructions here: Paper Plate Shark by Artsy Momma

#10 Make A Popsicle Stick Shark

popsicle stick shark

This activity is all about sharks and shapes! Glue popsicles into a triangle shape, then paint them grey.  Attach grey paper fins, tail, and body. Finally, add white foam or paper teeth and a google eye.  Find the original instructions here: Glued To My Craft’s Blog Triangle Shark Craft.

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Click here to visit my Ocean Crafts and Activities Board on Pinterest for a collection of underwater inspired activities. I put shark activities I find here, as well as other sea life and ocean crafts and activities  —->

If you liked these crafts, you might like the Baby Shark Song: Lyrics, Movements,  and Music Videos.

Baby Shark is a fun shark song & movement activity!  Dance and have a shark-themed sing-along!

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Make This 3D Elephant Craft

Make this 3D elephant craft that for a fun decoration, mask, or puppet!  Use this simple origami fortune teller as the frame of the elephant’s face.  If you want to make a larger version, use a larger square of paper when you put together the fortune teller.

3d-elephant craft
Materials:

  • construction paper (colors of your choice)
  • a bottle of glue
  • a stapler
  • a fat crayola marker
  • a pencil
Directions:
  1. Start by making a a fortune teller out of the construction paper.  How to make an origami fortune teller
  2. Staple the top and bottom sections together to create a mouth that only opens in one direction.
  3. Make the elephant’s nose – Glue one side of piece of construction paper around a wide crayola marker.  Leave the other side flat and off the marker.  See the picture on the above right.  This way you will be able to connect it to the elephant’s face.
  4. Hold the paper around the marker until the glue dries. When it’s dry, take the flat side and glue it to the top of the fortune teller.  Hold it down until the glue dries.
  5. Cut out two white triangles for tusks and place a bit of glue on the wide ends of them.  Tuck them into place under the nose piece.
  6. Cut a round piece of construction paper that will fit inside the nose, using the fat marker
    as a measurement guide. Make a couple of tabs on the circle when you cut it out. Bend those tabs, dot them with glue, and carefully place them inside the elephant’s nose so the glue sticks.
  7. Add construction paper triangles inside the mouth as shown in the picture. You kind of have to eye the size of these triangles and it may involve some trial and error. Once you make one triangle that fits well, use it as a template and cut three more of the same shape.
  8. Cut out two large cone shapes to make the elephant’s ears and glue them to the back of the elephant’s head.
  9. Cut two squares and glue behind the ears to fill in the elephant’s face. Round the edges off with scissors.
  10. Cut two circles out of white construction paper to make eyes. Use smaller black construction paper circles as pupils.
  11. Make eyelids using half circles of construction paper.
  12. The eyelashes are made by cutting a small rectangle out of black construction paper and then cutting long, thin strips, like you would if you were making grass. Curl them by rolling them around a pencil. Carefully fold the end and attach to the eyelids with a tiny amount of glue.
  13. To hang your elephant craft to the wall, push a small nail through one of the folds on the back of the fortune teller to create an anchor. Place a loop of string or floss on the nail and attach to the wall with a tack.

 

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