Baby Shark, doo-doo, doo-doo
Baby Shark, doo-doo, doo-doo
Baby Shark, doo-doo, doo-doo
Baby Shark! 🦈
You sang, didn’t you?! Well, good news - you’re not the only one, lol. The Baby Shark song has been a worldwide craze since 2016 and its videos have gained millions of views already. It even has different versions now. And speaking of sharks, Shark Week is just around the corner! This most awaited annual shark-based program will be airing again this summer, and if you are looking for a fun and easy shark craft for kids that you can do on Shark Week, check out this DIY paper shark craft!
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Looking for a fun and educational craft activity to do with your child during shark week? Making a paper shark craft is a great way to engage children in a hands-on activity that can help them develop their creativity, fine motor skills, and problem-solving abilities. Through this activity, children can learn about basic science concepts related to sharks and the ocean, expand their vocabulary, and practice following instructions. With just a few materials, you and your child can create your very own paper shark craft that is sure to make a splash!
Materials for the Paper Shark Craft:
- colored markers
- white paper
- gray colored paper
- wiggly eyes
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Procedure for making your very own Paper Shark Craft:
Step 1 Gather all the materials needed for the craft. For the background, use white paper and markers to create a watery scene. You can encourage your preschooler to choose other colors to mix with blue, such as green and purple, to create a more interesting background! Draw some lines using the markers, then wet it using a paintbrush and water. This will create a watercolor effect. On the other hand, you can also use watercolor paint to create the background. Let it dry before moving on to the next step.
Step 2 Get the gray paper and trace a circle using a compass or other round object. Cut out the circle shape. This will be the body of the shark.
Step 3 Fold the circle in half. This will create a crease down the middle of the shark's body. Color the lower half of the folded circle with white watercolor paint. This represents the white underside of most sharks' bodies.
Step 4 Add the wiggly eyes. Attach the eyes to the top of the shark's body using a gluestick. Next, draw the shark’s mouth and gills using a white marker or other coloring material. You can also help your preschooler add other details, such as teeth or spots, to make the shark more interesting!
Step 5 Our shark is almost ready! Cut out triangular shapes for the shark’s fins and tail. Use gray paper to create the fins and tail of the shark. You can cut out two fins for the sides, one fin for the top, and a tail. Attach them to the shark craft using a gluestick.
Step 6 Lastly, attach the shark to the background. Use a gluestick to attach the shark to the watery scene you created in step 1. Create more sharks and then place them all together in one frame! Now our DIY paper shark craft is complete!
What will your child learn with the Paper Shark Craft?
As your kids work on this DIY paper shark craft, they can learn a lot of things and develop their skills! For instance, cutting, gluing, coloring, and manipulating small pieces of paper can help them develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. This shark craft activity also allows young children to use their imagination and creativity to create and design their own unique sharks! As you guide them in this activity, you can encourage them to experiment with different colors, shapes, and textures to make their craft stand out. They’ll also learn to follow step-by-step instructions, develop their vocabulary and language skills (as you talk about the craft, sharks, and directions), and develop problem-solving skills as it will encourage them to think creatively to find a solution to any problem encountered as they work on the shark craft.
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