Shark Crafts for Kids

During our Ocean Unit, we spent a few days learning about sharks and other sea creatures. Sharks can be kind of scary but these crafts are more on the cute side!

1. 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

Source: https://www.pupperoos.com/workshops/workshops-for-schools-and-children/

2. 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 googly eyes and paint on some gills to complete this shark craft!

shark craft toilet paper roll

Source: jennwa.blogspot.com/2008/06/toilet-paper-shark.html

3.  Paper Plate Shark

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

4. Cupcake Liner Shark

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Follow these directions on IHeartCraftyThings.com to make this shark craft out of cupcake liners.

Source: http://www.iheartcraftythings.com/2015/04/cupcake-liner-shark-kids-craft.html

5. Shark Fin Hat for Pretend Play

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Kids can make a shark fin hat out of blue or grey construction paper and pretend they are a shark. This is a super fun idea for pretend play, or even for a game of Sharks And Minnows!

Full instructions on GluesticksAndGumdrops.com.

6. Newspaper Shark

newspaper shark craft

Kids can make this shark craft using newspaper, construction googly eyes, & a little glue.

Source: Newspaper Shark Craft by I Heart Crafty Things.

7. 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

8. 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 full instructions here: Glued To My Craft’s Blog Triangle Shark Craft.

9. 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

10. Shark Coloring Pages
Here are a few free shark coloring pages that you can download for free. Click the image below to view the full-sized version)

 

shark coloring page

 

shark coloring page

Source: http://discoverykids.com

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