This guy has so much personality! A shark clothespin magnet could be a fun summer craft for school agers or an addition to an ocean theme. A magnet holds it to the fridge, magnetic board or filing cabinet. They are simple to make so make several and pass them on to someone unsuspecting!
Shark Clothespin Magnet
Gather some supplies – it’s time to craft! Acrylic paint dries fast so these little guys come together in no time. Be sure to supervise with the hot glue, otherwise, use a strong craft glue with younger ones.
- Poster Board
- Red & Gray Paint
- Paint Brush
- Google Eyes
- Hot Glue
Begin by painting your clothespins gray. Set aside and allow your clothespins to dry completely.
Cut out one dorsal fin, one tail fin and two pectoral fins for each shark you make from white poster board. Remember, it doesn’t need to be perfect! Make sure you cut the tail fin flat towards the bottom so that your shark sits right.
Glue your fins in place with hot glue and paint them gray.
Squeeze open your shark and paint the inside of its mouth red.
Using scraps of white poster board, create shark teeth by zig zagging your scissors. Hot glue in place.
Hot glue googly eyes on top of your shark.
Turn over and hot glue a magnet onto the back of your shark.
Your ultra, super awesome shark magnet is finished!
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