These shark crafts are the perfect way to celebrate shark week! These crafts are both fun and educational. You can teach your kids about the ocean and what lives inside of it. I find that my kids often remember things better when there is an activity involved to teach them. Not to mention, all these crafts are super cute and will result in a little shark for your kids to play with, how fun!?
A lot of my time these days is dedicated to my kids and family, but I still like to find time for just me! I love to get organize and prep for the week during ME time. If you are the same way, check out the free printables I have that will help you in any area of your life!
Here are the crafts I found:
Paper Loop Sharks
Source: Our Kid Things
If you want a simple craft that’s easy to put together, then get ready for this simple shark craft! These construction paper loops are the cutest smiley sharks that you’ve ever seen. If you have some left over craft paper just waiting to be used, this one’s for you!
Popsicle Stick Sharks
Photo credit: Lena Neeley on Instagram
Are you trying to teach your kids the shapes? These triangle-shaped sharks are the most colorful way to do that. You can make them in your kid’s favorite colors or you can let them go wild with the decorations. Either way, they’re tons of fun!
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Daddy Shark’s Colorful Teeth
Photo credit: Mom of the Galaxy on Instagram
Every day can be a rainbow day if you decide to make this shark craft with your little ones. Is the cardboard shark looking toothless? Let’s give it some teeth with squash seed and make them colorful. How cool is that?
Corner Shark Bookmark
Source: Hey, Let’s Make Stuff
If your kids have been running away from the books they should read, making a cute bookmark is a great way to get the pages turning! These corner bookmarks are the cutest little sharks with little eyes and sharp teeth. It’s the perfect project for Shark Week!
Shark Clothespin Puppets
Source: Easy Peasy and Fun
Do you want to teach your kids that sharks aren’t that scary, at least when watching them on TV or the iPad? That shouldn’t be hard with this shark week craft. Made out of clothespins, these puppets can be used to invent a whole bunch of games. Let’s dance with them!
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Feed The Shark
Photo credit: Create Share Play on Instagram
You don’t have to waste a lot of time or money to make a fun activity that will engage your kids. This fun shark craft is exactly that! It’s made of an empty cereal box, so it won’t cost you a dime. If this sounds like something you’ve been looking for, let’s get crafting!
Hammer Head Shark Craft For Kids
Source: The Inspiration Edit
Fall is full of rainy days we spend at home. But, it’s also the best time for crafting, right?! So, why not combine your boredom with crafts to have a fun time with your kids? This hammerhead shark craft is a great idea for the next rainy day spent inside. Plus, it comes with a free printable that makes it even easier
Shark Headband Craft For Kids
Source: Simple Everyday Mom
Learning about sharks is so cool! And, that’s why Shark Week is such a FUN week. This time, you can make this shark headband craft. It’s easy to make, even easier since it comes with a free printable template you can download
Rocking Paper Shark Craft
Source: Hellow Wonderful
Sharks aren’t scary… they’re extra cute. Well, at least, when they’re like this little rocking shark! It’s made of tissue paper and comes with a video tutorial that shows you how to make it. So, whatever you do, don’t miss this DIY project!
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Feed the Shark Alphabet Game
Source: Toddler Approved
Sharks are stunning ocean animals and you should teach your kids about them from an early age. You can do that with this “feed the shark” craft. It’s a simple alphabet game mainly made of a large piece of cardboard. If you’re looking for a cheap craft that’s great for learning, this is it!
Easy Ocean Shark Craft
Source: Messy Little Monster
An ocean-themed craft with free printables… yes, please! Here’s one you can’t miss. This easy shark craft is the perfect project for preschoolers and toddlers. You can use it to teach your kids about ocean life and sharks. Also, it’s a great summertime craft you can make during those hot days!
Hammerhead Shark Magnet
Source: Kids Activities Blog
Shark Week is almost here and if your kids know about it, there is a huge chance they have already started drawing sharks. You can add a twist to the regular shark-themed crafts and make a hammerhead shark magnet. To make it, you’ll need some blue foam paper, small googly eyes, and a few other super simple items!
Paper Tube Shark
Photo credit: Angel Child Psych on Instagram
A shark that is not as scary as a real one? Make one! You can make a friendly-looking shark out of a toilet paper tube. To make it, you’ll need a leftover toilet roll tube, paint, white cardboard, and googly eyes. This would be a great one to make out on the back patio this summer!
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Feeding Shark Craft
Photo credit: Thrifty Crafty Mama on Instagram
If sharks and bright colors are two things that your kids like, then you should check out this craft. It will help them learn to recognize colors and learn a few things about sharks. Throw some shark facts in the mix! If you’re into making your own games or sensory play bins, you’ll love this one!
Chompin’ Foam Shark Puppet
Source: The Soccer Mom Blog
A shark that eats little fishies?! It’s not as scary as it sounds because this little shark is made out of foam. It’s a super easy craft, perfect way to celebrate Shark Week. So, gather your kids and the supplies for a fun filled afternoon!
Shark Cardboard Costume
Source: Hello Wonderful
Halloween will be here before we know it and this would be a cheap little costume to make! It’s incredibly simple and if you have some leftover Amazon boxes… you could make this in no time. With a little imagination, this costume can be ready for Halloween!
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Egg Carton Sharks
Source: Crafts By Ria
Do you have some egg cartons lying around the house? You can use them to make these little sharks. And, you can paint each one a different color or let the kids decorate them how they want. What makes this project so great is that it’s not only fun but also educational as you can use it to teach your kids facts about sharks and recycling!
Source: Little Bins for Little Hands
Kids love Legos, right? That’s why this Lego craft will be a real hit with your little ones. Your kids can make sharks in different colors and sizes. They can even name their sharks. Isn’t that fun?
Baby Sharks Using Paper Cups
Source: One Little Project
Do you know the baby shark song that gets stuck in everyone’s heads? I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t know it. And, now, you can use your love for the song and make these cute cup sharks. They’re easy to make and they’re too cute. So, let’s doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo them!
Any craft you pick will turn out super cute and will be the perfect way to celebrate one of my favorite weeks! If you had a blast making these crafts, send these to a friend so their family can create cute sharks as well. If you’re looking for a mess-free way to keep entertaining your kids, check out the free printable games I created below!
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