In honor of Shark Week, we are going to share how to make a quick drying homemade shark craft. The supplies are simple and you most likely have them on hand AND it being summer time, this would be a great craft to keep your kiddo busy for hours!
What You Need:
- Empty water bottle
- Cereal box or cardboard (cereal box is easier to mold)
- Popsicle sticks
- Glue gun
- Duct tape
- Recipe/instrucitons for fast drying Piñata
- Permanent marker
Step 1: I had my son draw a version of what he wanted to create. He decided on a Hammerhead Shark (we found a few pics he liked on the internet, too)
Step 2: Use your empty water bottle and help give it your sharks basic shape using the cardboard and tape (we discovered our glue gun would melt bottle, hence the duct tape. We also used popsicle sticks for the face and tail (just temporarily for the tail. It was more to hold the place for the tail to bed added at the end.
Step 3: Use the Quick Drying Piñata recipe (click here) to cover the shark. It is just like making a Piñata, but a different result ;-). Because of time, we let it dry after the 2nd layer over night and had it dry on it’s nose (thanks to the popsicle sticks we placed in the tail helping to balance it). We also used balls of paper in place of the eyes and then covered them a couple of times with the piñata flour mixture.
Step 4: Once you feel it is thick enough (or are ready for the 3rd layer) use white paper for your last layer so you don’t have any newspaper print show through any paint.
Step 5: Let it dry completely and then paint. In our case, we painted the one side light gray and then flipped it to paint it a dark gray.
Step 6: I had him draw/sketch the fins and cut them out, too.
Step 7: Glue everything on and add any necessary details with a permanent marker.
Just so you can see how big this actually gets. Although this picture doesn’t show it very well, he is so proud of his creation!
Linked to: I Heart Nap Time, Lil’ Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello & Today’s Creative Blog, Strawberry Mommycakes, Craftaholics Anonymous, LollyJane Get Your DIY On (ThankfulHouse), Sarah Titus
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