Shark Week is around the corner and it’s one of the favorite weeks of the year in my household! My daughter is currently obsessed with sharks (I’m a proud mama because I was obsessed at her age!) and we’ve been reading and watching all we can to learn about the oceanic predator. And on top of that, we are always on the hunt for fun shark crafts to make together. She can decorate her room with them or they can double as shark themed party decorations. There’s no shortage of shark crafts out there. Some have interactive moveable parts, some use toilet paper rolls, some have printable templates – there really is a fun shark craft out there for kids of all ages.
Whether you’re looking for kids activities for Shark Week, some fun shark-themed party ideas, or just summer activities for kids, this ultimate collection of shark crafts and shark activities is the place to start.
Toilet Roll Shark Binoculars
With a few toilet paper rolls, some paint and string, this recycled project lends itself to all sorts of fun for ocean lovers of all ages. See more here.
Photo: Pink Stripey Socks
Play Dough Shark
This great white is a perfect craft for those kids who are a little older. Bonus? Eating some Swedish Fish after completing this project! See more here.
Photo: Left Brain Craft Brain
Turn golf balls and craft foam into sharks. Make them as cute or as menacing as you want! See more here.
Photo: Craft Klatch
Shark Mallow Pops
Who doesn't love a project that doubles as a treat?! These marshmallow sharks are relatively simple and easy to make with only a few supplies. See more here.
Photo: The Decorated Cookie
Newspaper Shark Craft
After you've finished with the morning newspaper, save it and have the kids create this fun shark print to frame and keep up during Shark Week or forever! See more here.
Photo: I Heart Crafty Things
Popsicle Stick Predator
Perfect as a summer themed craft or even for Shark Week in August - popsicle sharks are budget friendly and fun to make, Make a whole bunch at once for a party! See more here.
Photo: Glued To My Crafts
Felt Fins In a Tub
Learn fun songs and create easy felt crafts that aren't too scary for preschoolers! See more here.
Photo: Sunflower Storytime
DIY Feed The Shark Game
Create a cardboard shark and play an entertaining alphabet and color game! See more here.
Photo: Toddler Approved
Shark Sensory Bottle
You have to have a few empty water bottles lying around, right?! This DIY shark sensory bottle creates the imagery of the ocean with a shark swimming around. See more here.
Photo: Stir The Wonder
Shark Cootie Catcher
Grab some paper and create this adorable cootie catcher! It's the same idea as the fortune tellers you used to make as a kid!. See more here.
Photo: Easy Peasy and Fun
These fun DIY shark suncatchers combine fine motor skills with creativity. See more here.
Photo: Buggy and Buddy
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