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Shark Father’s Day Craft (Free Template)

Tell Dad how “jawsome” he is with a fun and easy project that’s perfect for kids of all ages. It’s sure to bring a big smile to his face whether he’s a fan of ocean life or just loves a creative surprise.

Kids will love getting hands-on with this project and decorating their way to a fin-tastic greeting for Dad. After they create their shark Father’s Day craft, they’ll be proud to show off their hard work and creativity to him. 

To make this project, download the free template and gather a few basic supplies to have everything you need to create a cool gift for Dad, Grandpa or Papa.

Want even more inspiration for Father’s Day crafts for kids to make? Be sure to check out our collection of easy and creative ideas Dad will love.

Shark Father’s Day Craft

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Supplies

Shark cut and paste printable craft mockup

Directions

Start by downloading the shark template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this shark to life!

Hand holding Shark Father's Day Craft template

First, encourage your child to glue the belly with the mouth to the bottom portion of the shark’s body.

Hand gluing belly of Shark Father's Day Craft

Next, guide your child to place the eyes below the eyebrows and glue them in place.

Hand gluing eyes of Shark Father's Day Craft

Position the right fin to the bottom of the gills and glue it in place.

Hand gluing pectoral fin of Shark Father's Day Craft

Now, help your child glue the left fin to the side of the shark’s body.

Hand gluing pectoral fin of Shark Father's Day Craft

Glue the shark to the background paper.

Hand gluing shark of Shark Father's Day Craft

Finally, draw waves on the background paper.

Hand drawing ocean of Shark Father's Day Craft

Be sure to check out our ocean crafts for kids while you’re here! They’re great for summertime!

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Father’s Day Ideas For Kids

We’ve gathered some creative ideas that are perfect for showing Dad just how much he means to the family. These projects are designed to be fun, easy to make, and meaningful to the recipient.

Keep reading to discover touching stories, unique DIYs, and thoughtful gifts that will make this day unforgettable. Check out the list below to find the perfect way for your kids to express their love and appreciation for Dad!

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Father’s Day Books For Kids

Made For Me – This storybook is charming celebration of the magical moments between a dad and his little one, adorned with cute illustrations and sweet verses. It’s the perfect picture book to melt hearts and treasure the joys of parenthood, making it an ideal gift for new fathers!

I Love You, Daddy – A beautifully illustrated tale that captures the heartwarming adventures between a father and his child, filled with love and encouragement. It’s the perfect bedtime story to share and cherish, making every read a special moment for dads and kids alike!

Just Me And My Dad – This is a sweet story that celebrates the special bond between fathers and their children, perfect for inspiring a love of nature and adventure in young readers!

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Father’s Day DIY Crafts

Baseball Father’s Day Craft – Your little sluggers will love making this baseball activity to let Dad know he’s a home run in their book! This fun idea is sure to be a hit, and Dad will cherish the thoughtful gesture.

Popsicle Father’s Day Card – Dads are the coolest, so kids can make them this cool project to celebrate. This fun and easy project gives kids a chance to make a popsicle card with plenty of room on the inside for a sweet message like, “You’re the coolest Pop!”

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Turtle Father’s Day Card – Celebrate Dad’s big day with a unique turtle card! Kids will love making this adorable card to show Dad he’s “turtley” awesome. This card is a great way for kids to express their love and creativity with a cute design and personalized message.

Handprint Baseball Card – Score big with this baseball and glove card made from your child’s handprint! It’s the perfect way for kids to tell Dad he’s a home run in their book. This personalized activity is a keepsake Dad will treasure for years to come.

Father’s Day Printables

Give Dad a gift that will make him smile with our All About Dad Father’s Day printable. It’s always sweet (and often hilarious) to see what kids think about their dads—their favorite sayings, hobbies, or memories.

This questionnaire is the perfect way to capture those precious memories in a fun and personal way. It’s great for kids of all ages, and they can fill it out themselves or with a little help from you. There’s even a version for Grandpa, too!

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If you’re looking for a simple activity for kids to make Dad, or to enjoy doing together on Father’s Day, we’ve got just the thing. These free printable Father’s Day coloring pages are a great way for kids to show off their artistic skills while creating a unique gift for Dad.

Coloring helps children improve fine motor skills and encourages creativity, making this activity both fun and educational. They’re super easy to prepare—just download, print, and let the creativity begin!

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Keep the kids entertained with these Father’s Day “I Spy” printables! These fun worksheets are a great way to get kids engaged as they celebrate all the special dads in their life. Just print out the sheet and watch your child have a blast finding all the items on the list.

They’re not just fun, they also help kids improve their focus, observation, and memory skills. There’s an easy and a hard version, so kids of all ages can join in on the fun.

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This Super Dad questionnaire for Father’s Day is a great activity for kids to complete and give to Dad. How well do they know his favorite things? The answers can be both heartwarming and hilarious!

These pages make great keepsakes and are perfect for a homemade gift, a birthday surprise, or just because. Kids can work on these and other simple Dad’s Day ideas at school, summer camp, or at home for a fun surprise.

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Ideas For Kids

Hand holding finished example of Shark Father's Day Craft

Shark Father's Day Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Kids will love getting hands-on with this project and decorating their way to a fin-tastic greeting for Dad. After they create their shark Father’s Day craft, they’ll be proud to show off their hard work and creativity to him. 

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Shark template

Instructions

  1. Download the shark template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. First, glue the belly with the mouth to the bottom portion of the shark’s body.
  3. Next, place the eyes below the eyebrows and glue them in place.
  4. Position the right fin to the bottom of the gills and glue it in place.
  5. Now, glue the left fin to the side of the shark’s body.
  6. Glue the shark to the background paper.
  7. Finish off by drawing waves on the background paper.

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Meena

Monday 10th of June 2024

Great resource!! I am going to do it with my students this Father's Day. :)

Sam

Tuesday 11th of June 2024

Thank you! I hope they enjoy it ◡̈

Apin

Monday 10th of June 2024

Thank you!

Sam

Tuesday 11th of June 2024

You're very welcome!

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