In the last blog article we listed some Fun Facts about sharks. We also had a free download of a shark coloring page for the kids (or you) to color. In this blog we want to share our favorite craft activities that we found on the web. We had so much fun looking for shark craft activities! There is so much available, it was hard to choose!
This is a fun easy and beautiful craft using coffee filters from A Little Pinch of Perfect. Coffee filters from the dollar store are inexpensive. Instead of using paints, you can use washable magic markers to color the filters, then use a spray bottle with water to spray the filter to make the colors turn into “water colors.” This site also some other great shark and ocean themed crafts.
This “feed the shark” game is from Toddler Approved and so simple to make! For some reason, kids just love to shove stuff into any type of mouth and this game is perfect for that. This is a great way to recycle that old cardboard box. Even better, its a great way to develop gross motor skills.
This is such a fun way to recycle the toilet paper rolls. More paint might end up on the kids than the roll, but they will have fun! This is from Glue Sticks Gum Drops.
Using just some construction paper and simple craft supplies you can make this fun shark hat from Modcloth Blog.
Have some spare paper lunch bags laying around? Then get ready to turn them into some shark puppets. Use our free shark paper bag puppet pattern designed by The Tucson Puppet Lady herself! It’s a great activity for the kids to color, cut out, glue and then play with.
And if you are really bitten by the craft bug, you can use our Shark Puppet Sewing Pattern to make your own puppet. It is available as a digital download so you can start sewing immediately. We recommend using fleece and felt fabrics because they are inexpensive and readily available from craft stores. Our patterns have step by step instructions with photographs. We also have a free video tutorial for each pattern to make sewing even easier.
NEXT BLOG FEATURES BOOKS AND FREE PUPPET PATTERN
In our next blog, we’ll be sharing a few books which feature the shark that preschoolers (and older kids) enjoy. The books range from fact to fiction. We’ll also have a free pattern download for a felt shark hand puppet. You don’t even have to know how to sew, the whole puppet can be made using a hot glue gun. Stay tuned to our blog to get your free download.