We’re a little obsessed with the ocean so that means Shark Week is extra special in our home. My eight year old daughter has always loved animals but through our many visits to SeaWorld and other educational endeavors, she is learning about what we can do to make positive differences for our waters and marine animals. As the SeaWorld Guest Kid blogger she’s contributed many articles about what she has learned and sometimes shares her fun ocean themed crafts. Her Shark Tooth Necklace Craft was fun to make with supplies we already had at home last year. So much fun that we’re repeating it again this week and making a few shark tooth necklaces to gift to friends too.
Seriously adorable, right? And incredibly easy to make too.
Shark Tooth Necklace Craft
- art plaster like Colorbok Strong Cast Plaster 2lbs (affiliate link)
- one plastic straw
- rectangle baking pan like this 9-Inch x 13-Inch Rectangular Cake (affiliate link)
- plastic wrap
Prepare the art plaster by following the package instructions. To make our plaster we simply added water. We avoided turning this into a very messy project by mixing the plaster in a plastic bag.
My daughter mixed the plaster and water mixture by squishing the ingredients together in the closed bag.
Line your pan with plastic wrap then pour the plaster mixture into the pan. The bottom and sides should be fully covered with plastic prior to pouring in the plaster.
Cut the plastic straw to 1″ pieces and place upright throughout plaster rectangle. The plaster sets rather quickly so have your straws ready to insert before the mix is solid. The straw must be inserted the full depth of the plaster (this will be the hole for your twine after the plaster dries and is broken into triangles for shark teeth charms).
When plaster is dry remove large rectangle plaster piece from pan by carefully lifting out with plastic wrap for support. Use a plastic knife to break plaster pieces into triangles. Each triangle is a shark tooth and should have a straw to string the twine. Many small pieces broke off and created unintended triangles without straws; these ended up being part of our DIY shark tooth collection my daughter later painted for a different summer craft.
Carefully remove straw from each shark tooth charm and string on twine for necklace.
Wear your shark tooth necklace craft all week for Shark Week and for the rest of the year too!
Who will be making the shark week necklace craft with you this week?
For more Shark Week ideas, check out these fun projects:
For more fun ocean themed craft ideas and to read about our many visits to SeaWorld San Diego from my daughter’s perspective, see the contributions she’s made to the SeaWorld blog as the SeaWorld Guest Kid blogger.