Kids love sharks and kids love crafts. For this activity, we did a shark craft! This shark craft requires some fine motor skills but is great for preschool-aged kids as well as big kids.
Learning While Crafting and Playing
You might be surprised to find that crafting and playing are some of the most important ways young kids learn. A preschool-aged child is still developing various skills in their fine motor development, logic and reasoning, patience, and creative expression. Crafting and playing not only boosts mood but it helps children develop these skills.
That is why I like to focus on simple crafts and activities for my kids. I want them to be able to feel confident making something all on their own while practicing their skills. And that is why I share these simple and fun ideas with all of you! Whether you have a preschool-aged child or a big kid, easy crafts, like this shark craft, are fun for all of us!
How to Make A Tissue Paper Shark Craft for Preschooler
The first step in this craft is determining the outline of your shark. If you or your child is good at drawing sharks, go ahead and lightly draw one on your white paper. If not, my little mom hack is to find a coloring sheet with the outline you like to work with or trace.
Once you have all your tissue paper ready, the next step is to begin gluing it down. If you choose to go with two tones like we did, work from the edge of where they meet outwards. Going over the outer lines is totally fine as we will cut that out next!
Once all the gluing is done, you can go ahead and cut out your shark craft.
Now, add the finishing touches. Draw the mouth, glue on little teeth (we repurposed what remained of the white sheet), and glue on your google eyes. If you don’t have google eyes, you can cut out white circles and draw on eyeballs or glue smaller black circles on top.
Viola! You have a fun tissue paper shark craft!
Shark Book Recommendations For Kids of All Ages
Because I’m kind of a homeschooling mom, I often like to pair off our crafts and activities with some books.
Swipe through the great books by age below.
Shark Books for Preschoolers
All Kinds of Shark Books for Big Kids
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My name is Paula and I’m a mom of two scrumptious cuties. Thanks Mommy Blog became a project for me to help guide other new moms and current moms through any of my own personal experiences and struggles. My hobbies include singing, doing jigsaw puzzles, baking, designing and trying to stay creative.