More shark stuff! For Shark Week this year, we had a Shark Attack at the library. This included shark-themed crafts, games, facts, and a science experiment.
These shark paper lanterns came from Oriental Trading and I had them hanging from the ceiling. They had plenty of shark party supplies, but the only other other thing I purchased was some shark glasses (goggles?) to go along with my DIY shark party hats:
The hats were inspired by a post from My Insanity. Because they were so fun and simple, I decided to turn the hats into one of the craft activities.
The silver hats were purchased from Amazon, and I made this print out for the fins and eyes. The teeth were just snipped out of a small rectangle of white construction paper. All you need is the template, white construction paper, scissors, glue, and a party hat.
Another craft was a shark clothespin puppet from Kix Cereal:
To make this work, I had to precut the template and hot glue the fish to the bottom piece. From there, all the kids had to do was color the shark and glue each half onto the clothespin.
The template is available from Kix Cereal.
Another table I set up with the Shark Cootie Catcher from Easy Peasy and Fun. The template is available there.
Oh, I lied. I did buy something else from Oriental Trading. Magic scratch art in shark shapes.
These ran out quick, and I had to replenish the table with some quick shark coloring page printouts.
The "How Does a Shark Float?" science experiment was from Connections Academy. I had the toilet paper tube "sharks" weighted with pennies and some balloons filled with oil. The blue tub is full of water so kids could see how a shark sank with nothing inside, but with oil inside them, they became buoyant.
One of the games was Pin the Fin on the Shark.
Another game was Feed the Shark, a bean bag toss that I made out of printing a cover for one of our cornhole boards.
The Shark Tooth Match-Up was an activity from All For the Boys. The kids could dig through the trays filled with aquarium gravel to find the cardstock "teeth" with their tweezers.
Then they matched the teeth to the appropriate place on the toothless shark and glued 'em in.