Whether you’re teaching your little one about underwater life or are just trying to introduce him to this exciting sea creature, this hammer head shark craft activity is a must try.
As always, you’ll need just a few supplies to get started on it, and you can offer your little one a fun learning experience while he’s at it.
Scroll down and keep reading to discover more about how to get started on this shark craft idea, along with some fun facts about hammer head sharks.
Just like others that are a part of my underwater animals craft series, this activity needs you to download a printable template and use just a few other basic supplies.
Supplies Needed For This Shark Art Project
- Colored Stock Card
- Black Marker Pen
- Iodised salt
- Watercolor Paints
How To Make This Shark Craft
Download the free hammerhead shark template.
Print the template using the colors listed on each pdf page or if you want to make something different, try any color you wish! You could make a bright pink shark if you wish!
Cut out sharks body, the tail and fins, 1 red mouth, 1 set of teeth and 2 eyes.
Assemble your shark craft and glue the pieces together.
Making A Watercolor Background For Your Hammer Head Shark Craft
Mount the shark on another piece of cardstock, paint a watercolor background, or add to a Sealife display in the classroom. Make as many sharks as you please.
You can download the bubbles PDF too for added effects and have fun organizing all the sea creatures available here on Craft, Play, Learn.
This is such a fun shark craft project and one shark craft preschool kids will love. We sure enjoyed creating our ocean display and you can too!
Try making a few Ocean creatures, the Hammer head shark, funky Angler fish, and super cute seahorses! We have plenty of ocean creature templates for you to use.
Download Your Free Hammer Head Shark Template Here
Fun Facts About Hammer Head Sharks
Ready to download the free template and get started on this fun craft? Wait up! Also get your little one familiar with these fun facts about hammer head sharks.
- The shark gets its name by the unusual shape of its head, which resembles a hammer.
- Due to having such a head, the shark is able to find its prey much more efficiently.
- On an average, a hammer head shark can live up to 20-30 years.
- Hammer head sharks are usually 13-20 feet long.
- Hammer head sharks have one eye on each side of their head.
- A hammer head shark can see up and down at the same time.
- Using a double boiler, melt your chocolate.
- While the chocolate is melting, unwrap your brownies and place them on the cookie sheet.
- Once the chocolate is melted, dip the tip of the brownie heart into the chocolate about 1/4 of the way to create the face of the lady bug.
- Place onto the cookie sheet and place two eyes onto the centre of the melted chocolate.
- Repeat with the remaining brownies.
- Once all brownies have been dipped and eyes have been placed let sit for a few minutes while you prep the piping bag.
- Scoop some chocolate into the piping bag a cut the tip off.
- Pipe a curly line to create the antenna.
- Let chocolate harden completely before enjoying!