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.
Make learning a fun experience by mixing some creative time in with fun facts, storybooks, and free printable activities all around the theme of sharks. Terra cotta flowerpots are easy to find and an inexpensive surface to craft with.
Free patterns and complete instructions are included below.
Flowerpot Shark Kids Craft
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What do you need to make Clay Pot Sharks?
- Clay Pots, 3.5” and 2.5” – Dollar Tree
- Craft Foam, White, Blue – Dollar Tree
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Americana by DecoArt Acrylic Craft Paint – Provence Sky, Sapphire, Country Red
- Basecoat Paintbrush Set – DecoArt
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- MONO Twin Permanent Marker – Tombow
- CLAY POT SHARK PATTERNS download below
How to make Sharks from Dollar Tree Flowerpots?
To begin the Terra Cotta Pot Sharks, gather all supplies. Remove the paper tag from the clay pots. Download, print, and cut out the CLAY POT SHARK PATTERNS from the bottom of this post. Trace the inside of the shark head on the small and large clay pots with a pencil. Basecoat with Provence Sky acrylic craft paint. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Top coat the remaining surface of the clay pots with Sapphire acrylic craft paint. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Trace the shark mouths onto the large and small clay pots with a pencil. Paint the shark mouths with Country Red acrylic craft paint. Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Trace the large and small set of shark’s teeth on white craft foam with a pencil, and cut out with scissors. Attach the teeth to each mouth with a glue gun and glue sticks. You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Attach two wiggle eyes to each shark with a glue gun and glue sticks. Draw on nostrils with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker.
Trace the large and small set of shark fins onto blue craft foam, and cut out with scissors. Glue one fin to the right and one fin to the left-hand side of each shark. Attach the dorsal fins to the top of each shark with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Download the Free Printable Clay Pot Shark Patterns
Quick and Easy Clay Pot Shark Kids Craft
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