Dun dun… dun dun… I have been waiting to make this Interactive Shark Attack Paper Plate Craft for at least a couple months now. I wanted to wait until it was during summer time, and close to Shark Week.
To be honest, we actually tried a different version of this Interactive Shark Attack Paper Plate Craft last month. I wasn’t too happy with the results. So, we changed it up a bit into a really fun, really neat idea and it finally turned out exactly like I hoped.
Download and print Sharks Free Printable Template
Our Shark Attack Paper Plate Craft also comes with a Sharks Free Printable Template that is completely hand drawn by me.
You can either color your own shark, use the grey shark, or a bluer shade of grey shark. Mix and match and switch ‘em up.
For our Interactive Shark Attack Paper Plate Craft you will also need 2 sturdy paper plates, acrylic paints, construction paper, a craft stick, stapler, scissors, and glue.
Interactive Shark Attack Paper Plate Craft
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- Sharks Free Printable Template
- 2 paper plates
- acrylic paint – blue, darker blue, white, yellow
- construction paper – white, brown, yellow
- craft stick
- school glue
Start by painting your paper plates. One paper plate should be painted blue with darker blue accents. You will only need to paint about half of this plate, as the rest will be cut off. This is your ocean.
The other paper plate, we mixed a brush full of blue with a mound of white for the sky. We also painted a yellow sun in the corner and lightly brushed over the yellow with the whitish blue, blending it in and incorporating some of the yellow through the rest of the sky. But really, make your ocean scene how you want.
Once the paper plates are dry, cut the ocean plate. You only need about 1/3 of the plate. Make the cut wavy. Staple both sides to the other plate, leaving the bottom open.
Print the Sharks Free Printable Template. Cut out a shark and glue onto a craft stick.
Since it’s a shark attack paper plate craft and your shark needs something to attack, we then added a boat in our scene by simply cutting an isosceles trapezoid in brown paper for the bottom and a triangle mast in yellow paper. Glue the two pieces together then glue on your scene.
Now slide your shark craft stick into the open bottom of your plates and make your shark swim! It’s amazing how fun it is to stick just the top fin above the waves while doing the Jaws theme. Dun dun… dun dun…