Shark Week is almost upon us, and we’re ready for the action with this Chompin’ Shark Puppet we made today!
This super easy kids craft lets kids gobble up imaginary fish along with the sharks on the big screen. (And if they decide to nibble their siblings or you, this puppet is made out of foam so it’s completely harmless!)
Chompin’ Foam Shark Puppet for Shark Week
I’ve included affiliate links for your convenience in re-creating this craft; read our disclosure policy here.
- 2 jumbo wooden craft sticks
- 2 thick rubber bands
- free printable shark puppet pattern
- blue craft foam sheet
- white craft foam sheet
- hot glue gun
- black marker
TIP: You can also use card stock or thick paper in place of foam sheets if that’s what you have on hand.
Using strong rubber bands, secure the jumbo wooden craft sticks into an “X” shape.
Print the free shark puppet pattern (available here) and cut out the two pieces. Trace pattern onto a sheet of blue craft foam and cut out the foam shark pieces.
Cut a circle out of white craft foam (about the size of a quarter). This will be your shark’s eyeball.
Use a hot glue gun to secure the foam pieces to craft sticks — one foam piece attached to each stick — so that the pointy “teeth” are facing each other. Attach the white foam eye and use a black marker to draw a pupil in the middle.
Allow glue to dry completely, then get chomping!
NOTE: You can use other types of glue, though we used a hot glue gun because it will hold well. Always supervise children with a hot glue gun or do this step yourself, depending on their age and capability.
More of our favorite easy animal crafts for kids:
Get a FREE Daily Goal Planner!
Join thousands of moms & dads in sharing ideas and positivity by subscribing to the Soccer Mom Blog Weekly Inspiration Newsletter - and get a FREE Daily Goal Planner, too!
Follow the Soccer Mom Blog on Pinterest - Facebook- Twitter - Instagram