Shark attack! Are you ready for shark week? Or for teaching the kids about sharks? Or well just having some fun? Print the shark puppet printable template, have the kids color it in their favorite colors (no rules from us!), and let the chomping fun begin.
We are huge fans of anything shark related, these ferocious sea dwellers certainly are impressive and generally kids are quite fascinated by with them. Our printable puppets offer a whole lot of fun – mixing and matching the characters and playing with them sparks dramatic play imagination.
If we’d have to pick one to be our favorite, this shark puppet would be one of our top picks – as we already mentioned – we’re huge fans of sharks (see also this printable shark puppet here).
Ready to take a bite at this one? Just follow the simple tutorial!
How to Make Shark Puppet Printable Template
What you need
- our printable shark puppet template — or just grab the whole bundle of puppets
- heavier print paper (optimal although regular print paper will work out great too)
- coloring supplies – markers, crayons or other
Follow the Step by Step Instructions for our Shark Printable Puppet Template
Print the two sheets. First sheet has the puppet and the second sheet has 4 sets of fins (to make it more frugal if you are printing this project for your classroom). Printing on heavier print paper is recommended although plain print paper will work well as well.
Color in the design. You do not need to color the whole sheet, just the middle third of the design (as other two parts won’t be seen). Also color the fins from the second sheet.
Cut out the fins, pectoral fins are separated while dorsal fin is joined together – you can cut the dorsal fin to be in one piece or cut it in two and glue together later on.
Dorsal fin: fold along the dashed lines. Apply glue on the fin part and glue the dorsal fin together.
Let’s assemble the puppet.
Fold along all of the dashed lines on the shark puppet template. Crease the folds to make them really crisp.
Let the design face the table. Flip over one of the sides (the one with the word glue is perfect, but if you flip the other one the end result will be the same). Apply the glue across the flipped side.
Flip over the other side and press it down for the glue to really set.
Fold the puppet into the M shape – you can now already see the shark that is ready to take a bite at anything that crosses it’s way.
Accessorise! Stick the dorsal fin on top of the puppet.
And the pectoral fins on the side.
Push your fingers into the openings of the puppet and you are ready to chomp away.