Easy Shark Scrape Painting That Kids Will Love

Looking for an easy craft to make as a family to celebrate Shark Week? This shark scrape painting will be a hit with the kids. It’s a great way to let your kids show their love for sharks while working on fine motor skills. Every shark that you create will have a unique pattern. Allow your kids to choose any color they want for their shark. You’ll have a wonderful time watching the programs on Discovery Channel and then making this shark craft together. Have a great Shark Week!

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Supplies for Shark Scrape Painting

  • Paint (any color)
  • Recycled cardboard (cut into a square)
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Shark template
  • Cricut (optional)

Directions

  1. First, download, print then cut out the free shark template. See supplies to get the template. If you have a cutting machine like a Cricut, search for a shark image then cut.
  2. Next, add a few drops of different color paint on white cardstock.
  3. Take the cardboard square and scrape the paint across the white cardstock. Start at the top and move downward. Now move in a different direction. Try not to scrape the paper more than 3 or 4 times. Set aside to dry.
  4. Use a pencil to trace the shark template on the painted cardstock then cut.
  5. Finally, glue the shark on any colorful cardstock.

You can find these adorable books featuring sharks on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit your local book shop. 

  • Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale
  • Big Shark, Little Shark by Anna Membrino
  • Clark the Shark: Too Many Treats by Bruce Hale
  • So Cool! Sharks by Crispin Boyer
  • Hammy Hammerhead’s (almost) Big Adventure! by Mike Crowder
  • Stella: The Shark Who Loves Treasure by Sarah Cullen
  • The Ultimate Book of Sharks (National Geographic Kids) by Brian Skerry
  • Hello, World! Kids’ Guides: Exploring Sharks by Jill McDonald
  • The World of Sharks with Stickers: Undersea Facts and Activity Book by Gold Stars
  • Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating

Check out these shark themed digital products from my ETSY shop. Your kids will have a great time with these worksheets.

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Looking for more ways to celebrate Shark Week as a family? You might also like:

Simple Shark Art Project

Colorful Shark Math Activities

Shark Play Dough Sensory Tray

Feed the Shark Game

Shark Fin Hat

Easy Shark Painting for Kids

Shark Suncatcher Craft

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