This content was originally created by my daughter, the SeaWorld Guest Kid blogger, for and published on the SeaWorld blog July 2016. This post is not identical but uses similar images.
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.
25 thoughts on “Shark Tooth Necklace Craft”
This is adorable! All my kids will love this, we will deff. have to try it out on a rainy day!
What an adorable DIY. I think it is amazing she is so involved with a wonderful cause at such a young age! I remember loving Sea World as a kid, and going to their adventure camps.
This looks like a fun craft- right in time for shark week! My kids would have a blast making these and the possibilities go beyond shark teeth, too!
How cute is this? My oldest is obsessed with sharks and he would love this! This is an awesome craft.
This looks like such a fun craft idea for the kids and especially if they are into the sharks phase!! Perfect for some shark week fun!
How fun! My kids aren’t old enough for this yet, but I’m obsessed with sharks, so maybe I’ll just do it for myself. Lol
That is such a fun craft for the kids and it’s easy too. Also, I like that it’s not messy at all. It’s really creative and it’s something that the kids will like!
Can’t believe that you made this. Its absolutely gorgeous. For once I thought, I would a shark is killed to make this.
How fun is this! My kids are also obsessed with all things ocean related. We will have to try this!
Haha! Love this! It’s pretty cool!
I have never made anything with plaster but you make it seem so easy and straws for the holes. I will try this with my nieces and nephews and we love shark week.
What a fun craft idea! This looks like it would be a simple and cute summer time craft for the kiddos.
Oh this is awesome. I bought both my younger boys a shark tooth necklace at the aquarium last year and they both broke and lost them. They were both so sad, this would be awesome to make with them! – Jeanine
That is adorable! I think my daughter would love to do this!
What a fun project! I love it! My kids would love getting messy and doing this project!
So perfect for shark week! I am loving this craft. Will have to make this with my littles.
Thanks for all the tips for working with plaster. My kids would love to make stuff with plaster. We are watching shark week shows too and love Sea World.
Shark Week is always a lot of fun, isn’t it? This ingenious craft is a really cool way to celebrate it!
How fun! My children would love this, especially my daughter. I just want to have to try out this craft over the weekend!
This is such a cute idea for Shark Week! I love that it’s made out of a material that will hold up and isn’t just paper or cardboard.
My boys bought shark tooth necklaces on our family vacation this summer, but making them is always so much better! I am def going to do this with them, they will love it!
Omg what a cute craft!!! Definitely something my daughter would love to make since she’s all about sharks at the moment (shark week lol). We will have to make these!
This is pretty cool and innovative. Why spend a lot of money when you can create your own? I love it!
That’s pretty awesome. My god-son should try something like this for the summer. Super creative and thoughtful.
I really enjoyed your blog post about the Shark Tooth Necklace Craft. I’m really impressed with how you’re able to make crafts from recycled materials, which is fantastic. I also really appreciate that you mentioned how easy it is to make and that you wrote this blog post with your daughter. I like that your daughter was able to write this blog post and that you mentioned how much you love Shark Week. It’s always cool to find out what your family gets up to during the week. Dental Crowns Willoughby