Shark Craft for Shark Week

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Shark fans will love making this fintastic paper shark craft this summer!

Whether you are celebrating Shark Week with your kids, planning a shark themed summer camp week, or simply doing summer crafts with your kids during school break, this cute little shark craft is a great choice!

This shark craft is great for all ages. Even preschoolers can use the simple template to create these fun swimming sharks!

How to Make a Shark Craft for Shark Week


  • Colored craft papers
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Template


Print out and cut out the shark craft template.

Choose 3 different shades of colored papers.

Trace the top fin on the darkest shade, the bottom belly part of the shark on white paper and the rest of the shark’s body on a lighter shade paper.

Cut out the traced patterns.  

Glue the shark’s body and the belly piece together, overlapping them as shown below.

Glue the fin piece at the top of the shark’s body, attaching it just behind the body.

Use a black pen, or fin marker to draw zigzag teeth along the line where the shark’s body and belly meet.

Use the marker or pen to draw the nose, mouth and other details of the shark to complete the shark craft. 

Now, make more sharks- you can choose different colored papers for fun variations.

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