Shark Week Craft

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This super cute shark craft is a great summer time craft for kids of all ages. Make this craft stick shark craft during shark week, or anytime during the summer for a fun ocean themed activity.

popsicle stick shark craft

If your child loves Baby Shark, this is a fabulous Baby Shark craft idea. For younger kids, you can even pre-make the craft stick shark shape and cut out the template pieces to make it a bit easier. This shark looks just a cute made on a rectangle craft stick background, if you’d prefer not to cut the craft sticks.

craft stick shark craft

Using simple craft supplies you likely already have a home, you can make the most adorable shark craft! If you need to buy supplies, you’ll find everything you need at the Dollar Store, your favorite big box store, or even Amazon.

How to make a Craft Stick Shark Craft


  • Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • White and Blue Craft Foam
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Light Blue, Medium Blue and Red Craft Paint (we used acrylic)
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Printable Craft Stick Shark Pattern


To create the shark shape, line up six jumbo craft sticks in an arch.

Using scissors, trim additional jumbo craft sticks to the width of the shark shape and attach the cut sticks with a glue. We used 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.

Download and print the shark pattern.

Cut out the patterns with scissors.

Trace the outline of the shark onto the craft sticks with a pencil.

Trim the craft sticks carefully with scissors along the outer traced line.

Using a pencil, trace the shark head onto the craft sticks

Paint the inside of the shark’s head with light blue craft paint.

Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary.

Younger kids could use markers on this craft instead of paint, if desired.

Paint the outside of the shark’s head with medium blue craft paint.

Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary.

Place the two wiggle eyes in position on the shark, and trace the mouth with a pencil onto the shark.

Paint the shark’s mouth with red craft paint.

Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary.

Trace the shark’s teeth on white craft foam, and cut out with scissors. (You could use white cardstock or craft felt if you prefer)

Attach the teeth into the mouth with glue.

Trace the shark fins onto blue craft foam or craft paper, and cut out with scissors.

Glue two wiggle eyes onto the shark.

Attach one fin to the right and one fin to the left of the shark.

Using the pattern and the photo below as a guide, draw on the shark’s gills and nostrils with a black marker.

baby shark activity

Your craft stick shark is finished!

Add a magnet to the back to display the shark on the refrigerator. Or, add a name in permanent marker to make a super cute place card for a shark week themed dinner or shark birthday party.

baby shark craft

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