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Shark Headband Craft For Kids [Free Template]

To many kids, sharks are some of the coolest creatures in the ocean! At the top of many of those lists is the deadly great white shark.

We made this shark headband craft because we have two boys at home who love sharks!

This easy craft is perfect for summertime, especially for when shark week rolls around.

Download the free printable template and make this craft or print out the black and white version for your kids to color in!

If your kids love this type of craft, check out all of our ocean crafts for kids.

Cute Shark Craft

collage of 2 shark headband craft images with words "super simple shark headband" in middle

Supplies

  • Colored card stock
  • White card stock
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Tape or stapler
  • Shark headband template (download form located at the end of this post)

Related: Paper Shark Craft For Kids

Directions

Download the shark headband template, print and get all the pieces ready.

Inside the template, there are 3 options:

  • Full-color version – just print, cut and wear
  • Black and white version – print, have the kids color in and wear
  • Craft version – make your own from colored card stock and wear

The rest of the directions below are for making the craft version of this shark headband.

hands holding shark headband template

Begin assembling the mouth by gluing the red tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Take as many teeth as you want and glue them all around the outside of the mouth. Use the scissors to trim off any excess teeth.

hands gluing tongue onto shark mouth
hands gluing on teeth to shark mouth

Take the completed mouth and glue it to the middle-ish area of the light blue underbelly. Use a black or gray marker to draw on two nose holes near the top of this section of paper.

hands gluing onto mouth to shark head
hands drawing on shark nostrils

Place this piece in the middle of the headband base and glue in place.

hands gluing on center of shark head to shark body

Create the shark’s eyes by cutting out two small ovals from the black card stock. Use a standard hole punch or scissors to cut out a smaller circle from white paper. Glue the white paper onto the top of the black oval.

This will give your shark a happier look. If you don’t want that, leave off the white circle.

If you don’t want to cut out small pieces, just use a black marker to draw the eyes directly onto the blue paper.

hands gluing on shark eyes

Attach as many headband extenders as you need to fit your child’s head. We attached them to the base with tape, but you can also use a stapler.

hands taping shark headband together
marker colored in shark headband craft

Shark Week Activity

Shark Week is Sunday, July 28th, 2020. Are you ready?!

This simple shark headband is a great, child-friendly activity for Nat Geo Kid’s shark week!

Kids (and adults) of all ages are mesmerized by the power, grace and sheer awesomeness of sharks! Use this time as a learning experience for your child.

closeup of shark headband craft

If you want to make this into an educational experience come get our free printable shark worksheets. They’re great for younger kids who want to learn more about sharks. With these printables, they’ll label the parts of a shark and learn about shark conservation!

To add a hands-on, sensory experience to the mix, why not create this ocean-themed sensory bin or this fun ocean slime?

Want some more ocean themed educational activities? Try out this ocean activities bundle!

two shark headbands laying on marble background

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Shark Headband Craft

Shark Headband Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this fun shark headband craft with the kids for summer or Shark Week!

Materials

  • Colored card stock
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Tape or stapler
  • Markers
  • Shark headband template (download form located at the end of this post)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the shark headband template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Glue the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
  3. Place the teeth all around the edge of the mouth and glue down. Cut off any excess paper with the scissors.
  4. Glue the completed mouth to the middle of the light blue underbelly.
  5. Use the gray marker to draw on two nose holes, near the top of the underbelly.
  6. Glue the completed underbelly to the middle of the headband base.
  7. Use scissors to cut out two small ovals form the black paper. Use a hole punch to cut out two small circles from the white paper. Glue the white circles to the top of the black ovals.
  8. Take the completed eyes you made in step 7 and glue them on the outer edge of the headband base, in between the nostrils and mouth (see pictures for reference).
  9. Add as many headband extenders as you need to fit your child's head. Attach them with tape of staples.

Free Shark Headband Template

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Cheylene Beeslaar

Thursday 26th of August 2021

Awesome...so excited about it

Sam

Thursday 26th of August 2021

So glad to hear that!

Heather Albright

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Love this

Sam

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Thank you!

RO

Thursday 15th of July 2021

Can't wait for my students to create this craft!

Sam

Saturday 17th of July 2021

Yay! Love to hear that!

Ligia

Saturday 29th of May 2021

Nice, thanks

Sam

Monday 31st of May 2021

No problem :)

Cindy Runco

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Love this craft idea!

Sam

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Thanks, Cindy!

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