Celebrate Shark Week with your children by doing one of these easy shark crafts – they’ll provide hours of fun and play! Great for all ages.
Have you heard of Shark Week? It’s a special week on the Discovery Channel where all of the featured programming is mainly factual based about (you guessed it) sharks. If you don’t know anything about these sea murderers, I mean creatures, the shows are pretty amazing.
And truthfully, sharks aren’t the violent human killers that we think they are. How do I know? Well, by watching tons of documentaries about them, of course! Yep, I get sucked into the shows too.
If you haven’t seen any Shark Week shows tune into the Discovery Channel, and include your kids. They will be intrigued! Then continue the fun afterward with one of these 25+ shark crafts.
You’ll have a blast watching the programs and then crafting together. Just scroll down to see all of the great ideas. Happy Shark Week!
Celebrate Shark Week with your children by doing one of these easy shark craft ideas - they'll provide hours of fun and play! Over 25 crafts and activities great for all ages.
After you make these shark mittens, then you can have an under the sea puppet show. Plus there's no reason why these can't be worn outside during winter.
Paper Plate Shark Jaws
Do you want to make fun shark jaws to play with? It’s so easy to do out of paper plates! You can make a whole bunch of these for $1 using Dollar Tree supplies.
S is for Shark
Kids can make a shark AND learn the alphabet at the same time. Love this! This is a cute craft for preschoolers.
Hop on the rock painting trend and have some toothy fun with shark painted rocks. Follow our simple tutorial including tips for what paint to use on rocks.
Shark Bite Prop
This shark bite prop is perfect for some funny kid's photos (and parents). I wonder if you can make a happy shark too?
I love this shark cootie catcher! It is a good beginner origami project for kids, and the post even has a free template.
Craft Stick Shark
No kid craft list is complete without a craft stick activity. Gather your popsicle sticks and make this cute shark, with just a little bit of paint.
Take a bite out of this craft - a shark bite! Make this little notebook at the beginning of the week and the kids can write in them and bring them to school.
With a few folds and some googly eyes, you can make these cute origami sharks! I think it would be fun to make these in a whole bunch of colors.
Perler bead sharks are a fun activity for the whole family for Shark Week. See who can come up with the best design!
Use the free template provided to create these fun shark headbands. They would be fun to wear at the beach when making the painted rocks above.
This cute and easy shark pin should be worn every day of Shark Week – and after that, too! Make with simple supplies.
You can make a huge frenzy of sharks simply by decorating clothespins. We love clothespin crafts around here . . . there's just so much you can do with them.
Bring Shark Week to the bathroom with this soap making activity. This fun shark soap that will have them begging to take a bath every night of the week!
This paper shark craft for kids is so fun and easy to make when you use the free printable template. Just cut, paste and decorate!
Alphabet Chomper Game
This fun shark was made from an old envelope – and there’s a whole game that goes with it!
Use plastic toy sharks to make these simple magnets. Use them to decorate just about any metal surface - and you can do this with a variety of sea creatures.
Ever imagine swimming with the sharks (the friendly ones of course)? Create a sun catcher porthole to watch sharks through! Great idea for imaginative play.
Feed the Shark Game
Two activities in one! Make the fish and shark needed for the game and then play. There's even a free printable template.
This chompin' shark puppet is an easy craft using foam sheets and craft sticks. This is an easy (and safe) foam craft for kids. Real chomping action for tons of fun!
Painting with your feet is fun, especially when you can make sharks out of the footprints! This is a cute keepsake.
Kara’s sons made these for Valentine boxes, but they’d be perfect for every day too! This is easy, creative, and you can customize with any colors.
This guy is made from a wooden spoon and acrylic paint. His felt fin is so cute! This is a fun projects for kids of all ages.
Show your love of these cool sea creatures with unique shark themed jewelry you can make on a budget.
Download the free template and cut out felt pieces to create this cutie! This is perfect for Shark Week, sea creatures, ocean study, or while studying the letter "S."
Newspaper Shark Craft
This newspaper shark craft for kids is amazingly simple to make and is great for kids of all ages so it makes a perfect activity for the whole family. Plus, it only requires a few supplies to make so you probably already have everything you need on hand for the activity.
Now that you’ve seen all of the shark crafts, you’ll want to check out these 20 science activities for toddlers and preschoolers at Happy Hooligans. I’d also love for you to check out these other ideas: