INSIDE: Rocking Paper Plate Shark Craft is an adorable craft to create with kids. Paint a rocking shark using Pom Poms and watch it rock before your eyes! So fun and easy for toddlers and preschoolers! Makes a great fine motor craft for kids of all ages!
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Rocking Shark Craft
Grab a paper plate and fold it in half. Take two Pom Poms and attach a clothes pin to each. Grab your washable kids paint in blue and light blue. Mix blue with white to make light blue if you don’t have it already.
Dip one Pom Pom into the dark blue and paint the top of the shark body. Mix the light blue paint and paint the belly of the shark. Set it aside to dry.
Cut out the fins and tail out of blue construction paper. For older kids have them cut their own. For preschoolers, you can draw the outline of one fin for them to try and cut. Make it larger than normal so that it is easier for them. Cut out the fins if doing this activity with toddlers.
Once you shark body is dry, glue the fins on. Glue on two googley eyes.
Take a black marker and draw a smile. Then cut out a few teeth from white construction paper and glue them down on the smile.
Test out your shark by rocking it!
This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.
Supplies for Rocking Shark Craft
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- White and blue construction paper or paper plate
- Pom Poms
- Googley Eye
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