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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 cute sharks!

This easy shark craft is perfect for summertime, especially 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 simple shark craft, check out all of our shark activities. Here you’ll find shark puppets, coloring pages, paper plate sharks, and more!

Shark Hat Craft

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

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Related: Paper Shark Craft For Kids


Download the shark headband printable templates, 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 for the best results.

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 each small piece, 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

Do you want to keep your kids entertained all year long with fun animal crafts? We’ve got you covered! Our animal craft book has 52 weeks of unique & adorable animal crafts for kids. Watch your child’s creativity blossom as they improve fine motor skills!

Ocean Ideas For Kids

Once you’re done with this fun shark craft, try out some other ocean-themed activities to keep the fun going.

Summer is the perfect time to learn about the underwater world with some ocean study units! There are so many fun and simple crafts, printables, and activities that can help young kids learn and have a blast at the same time.

Read on below for our favorite ideas!

Ocean Books For Kids

Reading aloud to kids is important for so many reasons! First of all, it helps them to develop a love for reading. When they hear you reading aloud with expression and excitement, they’ll be more likely to want to read themselves.

Additionally, reading aloud helps kids to develop their vocabulary and learn new concepts. As they hear you reading, they’ll be exposed to new words and ideas that they might not otherwise encounter.

Finally, reading aloud is simply a great way to spend time together. It’s a chance to snuggle up and bond over a shared experience. So go ahead and grab an ocean book – your kids will be glad you did!

The Snail and the Whale– Julia Donaldson, author of the famous book The Gruffalo, brings kids another fun book about an unlikely set of friends. Snail and Whale have lots of fun together in this colorful book!

Shark Lady– This children’s book is based upon the true story of Eugenie Clark, aka, The Shark Lady. Learn about her love of sharks, her discoveries, and the inspiring message of going after what you want in life.

The Rainbow Fish -This is a classic children’s book with a wonderful message for children. In it, a fish learns to share his favorite possession, his glittery scales, with his friends!

closeup of shark headband craft

Ocean Crafts For Kids

Crafting is a great way for kids to express their creativity and have fun. It’s also a great way to encourage kids to be hands-on and use their imaginations. Crafting also helps kids to develop fine motor skills, as they learn to use their hands to create things.

For all those reasons and more, we love crafting and have tons of craft ideas! Try adding in some more of our favorite ocean crafts:

Handprint Jellyfish – Kids will love making these jellyfish as a summer craft! They’re easy to make and require no paint – just construction paper and scissors. This is a great activity for kids of all ages and can be customized to any color scheme. So get creative and have fun!

Paper Plate Octopus Craft – Summer is the perfect time for kids to get creative with their crafts. One of our favorites is the cute octopus craft. All you need are a few simple supplies, but feel free to add some googly eyes for a fun way to customize your craft! In no time at all, your kids will have themselves a cute little octopus friend.

shark crafts and activities image collage

Fish Paper Bag Puppet Craft – This fish puppet is a fun and easy craft that’s perfect for kids of all ages. Once they’re done creating it, they can have hours of pretend play fun!

Tissue Paper Jellyfish – This tissue paper jellyfish is not only fun for kids to make, but it also helps them to develop essential fine motor skills! It’s perfect for young children and only requires simple materials, such as tissue paper, scissors, and glue. Get ready for some under-the-sea fun with this adorable craft!

Ocean Activities For Kids

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

shark crafts and activities image collage

Want some more ocean-themed educational activities? Try out this ocean activities bundle! It’s loaded with over 60 pages of activities that can help kids practice handwriting, fine motor skills, letter recognition, and more.

Looking for a fun and educational activity for your little one? Check out these color by number fish printables! These free printables are perfect for helping kids to practice number recognition, while also working on their fine motor skills.

More Ocean Ideas

Beach Play Dough Kit – This is the perfect activity for a beach day at home! The kit comes with everything you need to make pretend sand castles, including three colors of play dough, tools, and beach-themed accessories. The best part is that it promotes sensory development and creativity through pretend play. So go ahead and let your little ones daydream away!

Ocean Of Possibilities T-Shirt – It’s the perfect way to show your support for reading, exploration, and lifelong learning! This unique design is great for teachers, daycare workers, librarians, and anyone else who believes in the power of reading.

two shark headbands laying on marble background

Dolphin Cove Fluffy Icee Slime – The blue Hawaiian scent is so pleasant and the texture is so fun to play with. It’s also really satisfying to watch the slime stretch and move around. We highly recommend this product for anyone looking for a sensory-rich experience!

Great White Shark Socks – These socks are tons are shark fun and are sure to make everyone laugh! They look just like two great white sharks, complete with teeth and all, taking a bite out of your leg. They’re perfect for any little shark enthusiast who loves to make people laugh.

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For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Ideas For Kids

single example of completed shark headband

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!


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


  • Scissors


  1. Download the shark headband template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Glue the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. hands gluing shark tongue to 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. hands gluing shark mouth to shark
  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. hands gluing shark mouth to shark body
  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). hands gluing eyes onto shark
  9. Add as many headband extenders as you need to fit your child's head. Attach them with tape of staples.

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Free Shark Headband Template

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Wan Najwa

Wednesday 10th of July 2024

i love this craft, my kids really enjoy do the craft. Thankyouu


Thursday 11th of July 2024

Yay, so glad!

Wan Najwa

Wednesday 10th of July 2024

i like the shark my kids very enjoy do the craft


Thursday 11th of July 2024

I'm glad to hear that!


Tuesday 9th of July 2024

We are doing an ocean unit for summer school - this will be perfect!!!


Thursday 11th of July 2024

Oh, wonderful! I hope the kids have fun!

Gina Geckle

Tuesday 11th of June 2024

Hello, I have not received the template. Can you send to me?


Tuesday 11th of June 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈


Friday 7th of June 2024

So disappointing, so much for a freebie. It was misleading by first having you scroll down all their nonsense, then subscribe for nothing. It's $9


Monday 10th of June 2024

Hi! So sorry it wasn't clear; the template is free. The $9 is optional to purchase our shark activities pack at a discounted price. You should have received an email with a link. Just click that and it'll bring you to the download page ◡̈

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