Create a Craft Stick Shark Dollar Tree Kids Craft with simple supplies in about 30 minutes. Popsicle sticks from Dollar Tree are the perfect medium to get crafty with kiddos of all ages.
Use this popsicle stick shark activity to work with the kids on colors, counting, and cutting. One of my favorite ways to get kids of all ages interested in learning is to spend some time getting creative with them. Free patterns and complete instructions are included below.
Dollar Tree Popsicle Stick Shark Kids Craft
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What do you need to make a Craft Stick Shark?
- Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Tree
- Craft Foam, White, Blue – Dollar Tree
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Americana Acrylic Craft Paint by DecoArt – Provence Sky, Sapphire, Country Red
- Basecoat Paintbrush Set – DecoArt
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- MONO Twin Permanent Marker – Tombow
- CRAFT STICK SHARK PATTERNS download at the bottom of this post
How to make a Shark from Popsicle Sticks
To begin the Craft Stick Shark, gather all supplies. To create the shark, line up six jumbo craft sticks in an arch on your work surface. Using scissors, trim additional jumbo craft sticks to the width of the shark and attach them with a glue gun and glue sticks.
TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Download and print the SHARK PATTERNS from the bottom of this post. Cut out patterns with scissors. Trace the outline of the shark onto the craft sticks with a pencil. Trim the top edge of the craft sticks carefully with scissors.
Using a pencil, trace the shark head onto the craft sticks
Basecoat the inside of the shark’s head with Provence Sky acrylic craft paint. Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary. Paint the outside of the shark’s head with Sapphire acrylic craft paint. Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Dry fit the two wiggle eyes in position on the shark, and trace the mouth with a pencil. Paint the shark’s mouth with Country Red acrylic craft paint. Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Trace the shark’s mouth and teeth on white craft foam with a pencil, and cut them out with scissors. Attach the teeth to the perimeter of the shark's mouth with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Trace the shark fins onto blue craft foam, and cut them out with scissors. Glue on the two wiggle eyes. Attach one fin to the right and one fin to the left-hand side of the shark's body.
Using the pattern and the photo as a guide, draw on the shark’s gills and nostrils with a black marker.
Download the Free Printable Craft Stick Shark Patterns
Quick and Easy Popsicle Stick Shark Craft
Add a name to this powerful Dollar Store Craft Stick Shark to create place cards for your Shark Week dinner table. Look up fun and interesting shark facts and enjoy spending time and learning with the kiddos.
More Shark Crafts and Free Printables
My FREE Shark Coloring Pages for Shark Week are perfect to print out for the kiddos to color, but can also be colored by adults as a great way to relax and de-stress.
Create a pair of Dollar Tree Clay Pot Sharks with just a few simple materials in about 30 minutes. Celebrate shark week, every week with this fun craft that can be completed by kids of all ages. A great project for tweens to complete by themselves or younger kids can complete with adults. Free patterns and complete instructions are included below.
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