Yay, it’s Shark Week! If you are looking for a fun craft to make with the kids, make this Origami Shark Bookmark!
While some sharks can be absolutely terrifying, other sharks can be totally cute and harmless. “Hello, my name is Bruce!” Yes, I just quoted Bruce from Finding Nemo! Plus if you make this bookmark with your kids, you can have them name their shark and then there you go, another friendly and harmless shark you know!
I made this a bookmark because I thought “Hey, it’s summer and us parents are supposed to encourage reading. What better way than with an adorable bookmark your kids can make themselves?” (this post has affiliate links)
Shark Week Origami Bookmark
Supplies You Need to Make an Origami Shark Bookmark:
- Origami Paper (the 6-inch x 6-inch size)
- White Cardstock
- Craft Glue (the clear drying kind)
- Googly Eyes
How to Make an Origami Shark Bookmark:
- Choose the color of the shark you want to make. I chose a light blue.
- Turn your square origami paper diagonally and fold over so each corner is touching each other. Forming a large triangle (see box 2 below).
- Take the two pointed sizes and fold them up to form another smaller triangle (see box 3 below).
- Open up the two sides you just folded and take the top piece of paper and fold it down until it touches the point at the bottom. (see box 4 below)
- Take the two sides and fold them into the pocket you created in step 4. (see box 5)
- Turn the entire paper upside down and you will have your basic shape finished.
- It’s time to decorate! First, start by cutting out teeth using your scissors and white cardstock. Then cut out a triangle for the mouth using another sheet of origami paper. I used a light pink.
- Glue the teeth onto the inside of your face. This is also the time to glue on your googly eyes and mouth piece.
- All that is left to do is cut out a few triangles for the fins. Glue these on and you are done with your Origami Shark Bookmark!
When you are all said and done, it should look something like this…
Next time your kids are reading and need to take a break, have them place their Origami Shark over the page as a bookmark. He gives the look like he is biting into the pages! So adorable!
Super snuggly sharks you won’t be able to stop cuddling!?
Count me in! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on all three.
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Want More Shark Week Fun? Check out these fun ideas:
- Does your child love the shark baby song? Well now they can create their own with this baby shark art kit!
- Check out this jaw-some shark paper plate craft.
- Have fun creating your own hammerhead shark magnet!
- This shark tooth necklace for kids will get you ready for shark week.
- Have a blast with this homemade shark pinata!
- Not much of a crafter? How about drawing? Check out this easy to draw baby shark template!
- Challenge your little one with this super cute shark puzzle.
- Need more shark week ideas? Take a look at this list of shark craft suggestions.
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- Ready for something delicious? Try out these edible crafts.
- Have a fin-tastic dinner with this cute shark mac n cheese!
- Time for dessert! Your family will love this ocean dessert with shark lollipops.
- Need more scary shark week snack ideas?
- Binge shark week shows with these fun shark snacks.
- Speaking of shark week shows… Have you seen the sharks in the underwater volcano?
- Your child will want to drink more water when they see these adorable shark water bottles.
- Get your little adventurer more sorted with this baby shark bath toys organizer.