Here’s a fun and happy-looking hammerhead shark craft that is perfect for a preschool or kindergarten ocean theme, Shark week, bulletin boards, or an under the sea party theme! Use the printable hammerhead shark template as a fun cut and paste craft that preschool and elementary aged children. They can personalize their sharks with different colors and backgrounds. Kids can also choose to make a fun watercolor and salt ocean background using the tutorial found below.
Supplies for Hammerhead Shark Craft
→ Get the Shark Template HERE
Supplies for Watercolor Ocean Background
– Watercolor Paper
– Watercolor Paint
How to Make the Hammerhead Shark Craft
First you will need to print the hammerhead shark template found above. You can either print without color and then either paint the pieces or use them as templates with construction paper or print directly on yo colored paper.
Once printed, cut around the pieces. Set aside any unused parts for future crafts (such as extra eyes, etc).
Glue all the pieces together: place smaller body on top of the larger body piece, an ‘arm’ fin on each side, the tail on the bottom pointed area, and then make the face.
Cut small, curved strips of white paper and add to the edges to create “shine” and give the project a bit more depth. Make the shark’s gills by either drawing them on with black marker or cutting slit shapes from black construction paper.
Now the hammerhead shark craft is finished! You may wish to add it to a jumbo construction paper sheet or have fun painting a watercolor ocean background.
Related: Paper Plate Shark Craft Idea
How to Make the Watercolor Background
Cover your work area with newspaper and get the watercolors and paintbrushes ready. I like to keep a folded paper towel on hand to blot any areas that get too much watercolor or for accidental drips.
Take a bigger paintbrush and brush a coat of water across the entire surface of the paper. It should be wet, but not soaked.
Add blue watercolor paint by letting it flow through the painted water. Add more paint to some areas to make the blue darker in some areas. You can also blot some of the areas with the paper towel to lighten the blue.
If you have other shades of blue you can mix those in too or even add tints of yellow and green.
Next, sprinkle salt across the watercolors while it’s still wet. This will create a textured look. Allow to dry completely.
When it has finished drying, glue on the hammerhead shark. Add anything else such as bubbles, seaweed and so on.
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