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Clothespin Sharks : Kid Craft

My Boys Love Sharks and I love the Ocean! Your kids will have fun pretending to chase the little fish and catch him in their shark’s mouth!



  • Wooden clothespin
  • Light blue (or gray), white and orange card stock
  • Toothpick
  • Googly eye
  • Shark pattern (download & print here: clothespin-shark-pattern)
  • Tools: scissors, glue stick, hot glue gun, gray marker

How to:

  1. Use the shark pattern to cut the top half and the bottom fin from blue paper, and the bottom half of the shark from white paper.
  2. Cut the fish from orange paper. Cut the toothpick to about 1-inch in length. Hot glue the toothpick to the back of the orange fish. Use glue stick to attach the blue fin to the white body.
  3. Hot glue the bottom of the toothpick to the back of the white body, about half an inch from the end of the mouth.
  4. Glue the shark body pieces to the clothespin, starting at the spring leaving the handle end exposed.
  5. Use a gray marker to draw on the gills. Glue on the googly eye.
  6. You will need to bend the white part of the shark a little so that when you open and close the mouth, the small fish doesn’t hit the top of the shark.

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