Hungry Paper Plate Shark Craft

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Hungry Paper Plate Shark Craft

Introduction:

Learn how to make an easy paper plate shark with the help of our step-by-step instructions below. This project may look hard to do, but it is actually simple to make, thanks to the help of our printable. The activity printable sheet is also a fun activity where children can color.

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Tools

  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Supplies

  • 2 Paper Plates
  • Poster Paints
  • Glue
  • Printable printed on an A4 vellum board or bond paper
How To Make a Paper Plate Shark - Materials
How To Make a Paper Plate Shark - Materials

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Step 1

Paint the paper plates

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Grab some blue paint and two paper plates—color both plates blue on one side.

You may color the paper plates with a different color.

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Once painted, set it aside to dry.

Step 2

Cut out the paper plate shark paper plate.

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Download and print the free printable. Color the fin with the same color and as the paper plates.

It’s best to print the shark template on a vellum board or cardstock. That way, the paint won’t ruin the paper if you’re going to use bond paper. You may color the printable with a crayon, marker, or colored pencil instead!

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Let the paint dry for a bit.

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Cut along the outer edge of the eyes and fin.

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Once cut, it should look like this!

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Again, color the tail with the same paint used in the paper plates and fin.

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Let the paint dry and then cut along the outer edge.

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Once cut, it should look something like this.

Step 3

Create the head of the paper plate shark

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Grab one of the blue paper plates and flip it to the uncolored side.

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Color the other side with red paint.

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Fold it in half.

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Once folded, this will be the head of the paper plate shark.

Step 4

Make the teeth

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Cut the teeth outline on the second page of the printable.

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Once cut, it should look something like this.

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Mountain fold the top straight edge of each teeth cutout

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Fold it at a right angle, as shown in the sample image above.

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Cut each teeth cutouts into 3 parts (2-3-2).

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Once cut, it should look something like this!

Step 5

Attach the teeth to the jaw of the paper plate shark

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Stick the 3 teeth on the front part and the 2 teeth on the left and right side. Use the sample image above as a guide.

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Do the same on the top part of the jaw.

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The jaw of the shark is done! Now it’s ready to chomp!

Step 6

Attach the eyes

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Get the eye cutouts, and mountain fold the bottom straight edge on a right angle.

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Once folded, it should look something like this.

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Paste the eye on top of the head. Do the same on the other side.

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The head of the shark is done!

Step 7

Stick the head to the body

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Stick the head to the other blue paper plate using glue.

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Paste it one side of the blue paper plate.

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Once glued, it should look something like this.

Step 8

Stick the fin to the body of the paper plate shark

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Get the fin cutout and fold it in half.

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Fold it like the sample image above. The colored sides should be on the outer side. Fold the flaps outwards on a right angle.

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Stick it at the body of the paper plate shark in an upright position. Color the white flaps blue to make them blend in with the body.

Step 9

Attach the shark’s tail

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Get the tail cutout.

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Stick the tail at the bottom side of the paper plate body.

Step 10

Design the paper plate shark

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Use white paint to decorate the shark.

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Scatter some white dots all over the paper plate shark.

You may decorate the shark in any way you like!

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The paper plate shark is done!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Man it looks like a pokemon

  2. Amazing!

  3. Dang, this is hard but it’s cool

  4. I made mine green. Without the guide this would have been a lot harder

  5. Wow, nice guide!

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