Over the weekend the kids and I were bored and someone said, “I wish we could go whale watching right now!” and another one said, “or shark watching! scary!” neither of which we could do where we live as A. There is no salt water close by to find such creatures and B. It’s January (or February now!) and it just isn’t going to happen.
So, instead I hopped online and of course begin searching for live cams. I came across zoo live cams but of course they didn’t have any whales or sharks. So, I searched for whale cams. An aquarium in Vancouver popped up with Beluga whales – one of my faves, so we watched that for a little bit. I was really shocked at how small the tank was these two belugas and 2 porpoises had to swim around in, but my kids really got a kick out of watching. However, I could only watch for a minute.
I thought it would be super fun to have a craft day and wanted to share this really fun Shark!
- 2 white paper plates
- White craft paint
- Grey craft paint
- Silver glitter
- Black paper
- Foam paint brush
- Glue stick
- Black sharpie
- Blue paper (optional)
- Cut the sides off one of your paper plates, a triangle off the top, and two circles for eyes
- Using your foam paint brush, paint half of your uncut paper plate grey
- Also paint your paper plate sides and triangle grey
- While your whole plate is still drying, sprinkle glitter on the painted half
- Once everything is dry, glue the two grey sides onto each side of the whole paper plate
- Glue the flat part of your triangle on the top of the plate for the fin
- Draw two black circles onto the white circles and glue them on the top half of the painted paper plate for eyes
- Draw a tail onto the black paper and cut it out then glue it onto the back on your paper plate
- Cut out two zig-zag teeth and glue them onto the white half of your paper plate shark
- Your shark is compete!
Fun Shark Fact:
Did you know: A shark may grow and use over 20,000 teeth in its lifetime!
What is your favorite type of sea creature? Mine is a Orca Whale!