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.
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!
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!
#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)
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.
#5. Create A Paper Plate Shark
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
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
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!
#8. Create a Newspaper Shark
Kids can make this shark craft with some newspaper, construction paper google eyes, & a little glue. Source: Newspaper Shark Craft by I Heart Crafty Things.
#9 Make this Balancing 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
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.
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!