DIY Craft | Make a Paper Shark with Us!

It's Shark Week and today we're celebrating by making a shark of our own, inspired by I Heart Crafty Things!
Creative Clubhouse KIDS

Make a Paper Shark with Us!

What You’ll Need

  • White Construction or Printer Paper
  • Blue Construction Paper
  • Crayons
  • Safety Scissors
  • Tape or Glue

This project requires cutting. If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup is helping you cut! 

What To Do

  1. Draw your shark’s body on a sheet of white paper and cut it out
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  2. Draw your shark’s mouth and teeth
  3. Draw waves on one piece of blue paper
  4. Cut out your waves
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  5. Glue or tape your shark to the blue paper, then glue or tape the waves on top of the shark.
    You may have to trim down some of your waves. If you do, make sure a grownup helps you with the cutting!
  6. Draw two eyes for your shark
  7. Color in your shark! We made our shark gray, but you can make your shark any colors you’d like!

And now you have a Shark!

Make A Paper Shark With Us Final Product

Three Fun Facts About Sharks

  1. Most kinds of sharks can swim up to 20-40 miles per hour. The Mako shark is said to be able to swim at more than 60 miles per hour.
  2. A shark does not have a single bone in it body, instead it has a skeleton made up of cartilage. Cartilage is a tough material, like the material that shapes your ear.
  3. A shark’s teeth are usually replaced every eight days. Some species of sharks shed about 30,000 teeth in their lifetime. When a shark loses a tooth, one replaces it. A Whale Shark has more than 4,000 teeth, but each is less than 1/8 inch long.

Learn more shark fun facts!


Show us your little one’s Shark on Instagram @nycchildrenstheater or email a picture to

Join us next Wednesday to make a new sea animal! Can’t wait? Make an Octopus, a Turtle, and a Walrus with us now!

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