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Ferocious yet cute, these fascinating ocean creatures capture kids’ wildest imaginations. We’re talking about sharks of course. My son is obsessed with them and likely your kids are too. Get the kids excited about #sharkweek with these adorable shark crafts that won’t bite.

Are you celebrating Shark Week? Let us know your favorite shark activities in the comments!

Easy Cardboard Shark Costume (via hello, Wonderful)
Just cardboard and paint is all you need to turn your kids into this great white shark.

Paper Tube Shark (via hello, Wonderful)
Turn a plain paper tube into a playful shark in no time.

Shark Cootie Catcher (via Easy Peasy and Fun)
Get the template to make these easy origami cootie shark catchers!

Clothespin Shark (via Kix Cereal)
A classic game turned shark, this one’s cute and not scary at all for little kids.

Shark Paper Tube Binoculars (via Pink Stripey Socks)
Going on an ocean adventure? Don’t forget your shark binoculars! Love the beaded strings on these.

Newspaper Shark Craft (via I Heart Crafty Things)
Recycle old newspaper to give it a cute toothy shark makeover.

Wooden Spoon Shark Puppet (via hello, Wonderful)
How fast can you catch the fish? Find out how to make this cool shark puppet out of an old spoon and sock!

Shark Free Printable Game (via Mollymoo Crafts)
Can you find the only pair of clown fish? Quick there’s only one pair so don’t pick a shark or you’ll lose your turn.

Shark Suncatchers (via Buggy and Buddy)
A fun art and fine motor skills project for shark-loving toddlers and preschoolers.

Feed the Shark Game (via Sunflower Storytime)
Recycle an old wipes container into this cute feeding shark that’s also a fun learning activity.

Recycled Bottle Shark Game (via Krokotak)
Turn an old plastic bottle into a classic ball and cup game that’s shaped like a shark!

Check out more ocean crafts and tons more creative projects for kids!


Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.