Fun Shark Craft for Kids!

Posted on February 1, 2016 in crafting/ Crafts

Super Fun & EASY Shark Craft for Kids! - sixtimemommy.comOver 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!

Super Fun & EASY Shark Craft for Kids! - sixtimemommy.comMy kids are huge fans of all things whales and sharks, so this type of craft is super fun!

Materials Needed:
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  • 2 white paper plates
  • White craft paint
  • Grey craft paint
  • Silver glitter
  • Black paper
  • Foam paint brush
  • Glue stick
  • Black sharpie
  • Blue paper (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut the sides off one of your paper plates, a triangle off the top, and two circles for eyes
  2. Using your foam paint brush, paint half of your uncut paper plate grey
  3. Also paint your paper plate sides and triangle grey
  4. While your whole plate is still drying, sprinkle glitter on the painted half
  5. Once everything is dry, glue the two grey sides onto each side of the whole paper plate
  6. Glue the flat part of your triangle on the top of the plate for the fin
  7. Draw two black circles onto the white circles and glue them on the top half of the painted paper plate for eyes
  8. Draw a tail onto the black paper and cut it out then glue it onto the back on your paper plate
  9. Cut out two zig-zag teeth and glue them onto the white half of your paper plate shark
  10. Your shark is compete!

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Super Fun & EASY Shark Craft for Kids! - sixtimemommy.com

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!

35 Comments

  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) February 1, 2016 at 8:26 am

    That is wicked cute. My little guy is obsessed with sharks, so he’s gonna love this.

  • Reply Jennifer February 1, 2016 at 9:12 am

    That is such a cute craft! I love it because I don’t often see paper plate crafts that are more involved than a hand print. Love it!

  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc February 1, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Cute craft for tiny little hands! This would be a fun activity with the grandkids. I’m going to gather these materials so me and the precious little ones can have fun when they come over for a visit.

  • Reply Heather Johnson February 1, 2016 at 10:01 am

    I love making paper plate crafts with my kiddos. I am totally pinning this idea for later!

  • Reply Shaun February 1, 2016 at 10:19 am

    We have a shark theme going for my son! This will be a fun craft for my daughter to do as well.

  • Reply Jaime February 1, 2016 at 10:27 am

    This looks so fun. My son would love to make a shark. I’m partial to whales…a little less scary. ;)

  • Reply OurFamilyWorld February 1, 2016 at 10:47 am

    This is the cutest shark! The girls would love to make this project.

  • Reply MyTeenGuide February 1, 2016 at 11:09 am

    This looks super fun to do. We love making paper plate projects.

  • Reply Jeanette February 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    You’re right this looks like a very cute craft! We like doing so this will be added to the list of crafts do on the weekends.

  • Reply Catherine S February 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    What a cute and creative craft idea. I will have to do this with my niece and nephew when they come over.

    • Reply Toughcookiemommy February 1, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Come to think of it, I think my nephew would love to do this craft as well. I’m going to have all the kids over in the family to do it together.

  • Reply Chelley @ A is For Adelaide February 1, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    This is amazingly adorable! I love paperplate crafts!!! We will be trying these out for our summer craft projects!

  • Reply Brett Beyer February 1, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    How fun is this? The best part is that it’s made up of items I can easily find around the house and even the little ones can help with the project!

  • Reply Stacie February 1, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    That is such a cute shark! I would love to see the dolphins!

  • Reply Vera Sweeney February 1, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    My son loves sharks! This is such a cute craft, I love the idea of adding glitter to the paint like that!

  • Reply Liz Mays February 1, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    This is so cool. I love how it pops out of the background. This would be a lot of fun to make!

  • Reply Aimee Smith February 1, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I have a shark obsessed son. This will be such a fun project to do with him!

  • Reply Toughcookiemommy February 1, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    This shark craft is so cute and creative. Most kids love learning about sharks and this is perfect for doing arts and crafts with the kids and spending quality time together.

  • Reply Amber NElson February 1, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    That is adorable! We love crafts at our house and this shark craft looks fun!

  • Reply Kathy February 1, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    This is a really cute idea. My daughters love to make all kinds of crafts. This would be something they’d really enjoy. I love it!

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia February 1, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    This will be a perfect craft to do with my friends little ones this weekend. I just got a fish tank and they will be curious about the fish.

    • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc February 2, 2016 at 5:24 am

      That would be a good idea! I will suggest this to my friends who have little children. They can make a “pretend” aquarium with an old fish bowl and this shark craft.

  • Reply Tammi Roy February 1, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    I love doing crafts like this with the kids. I will have to get the supplies i need to make them.

  • Reply Lisa Bristol February 1, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    This looks like a fun craft to make. I will have to add it to the to do list for when my friends visit with their little ones.

  • Reply Florentina February 2, 2016 at 12:05 am

    This is totally adorable and super fun projects for the kiddos !

  • Reply Sarah February 2, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Loving this craft. My boys would just go crazy for it. I’m going to have to do this with them.

  • Reply Miles L. February 2, 2016 at 1:51 am

    This looks funny and cute! The kids would love to try this craft. I now have a new DIY idea.

  • Reply Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert February 2, 2016 at 3:29 am

    What a cute shark! My kids love sharks – they watch Finding Nemo all the time!

  • Reply Rosey February 2, 2016 at 9:34 am

    That is fun craft to make with the kids. I like that everthing is easily found in the house t make it too.

  • Reply Brittany February 2, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    This is adorable. Great photos! My kids have been begging to do a fun craft.

  • Reply Paula Schuck February 2, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    This looks like a fun craft to do this weekend with the kids. We are going to watch Shark Tales.

  • Reply Janell Poulette February 2, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    This is too cute! My kids love to make these kinds of crafts.

  • Reply Marielle Altenor February 2, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Kids are funny! Whale or Shark watching in the middle of winter! I didn’t even know there was such a thing as live cam to watch animals! Pretty cool!

  • Reply christina aliperti February 5, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Gosh this is cute! I cant wait till Sunday to make a few of these with my nieces. The oldest is obsessed with sharks right now.

  • Reply Amber NElson February 5, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Oh how fun this would be for Shark Week! My kids love crafts and we will have to try this one together.

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