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Newspaper Shark

Team GCM celebrated Shark Week recently and we had so much fun doing this shark-project with guests that we wanted to show you how you can do it at home! What’s a shark-project? An art project… with teeth! Join Team GCM member, Kirsten, as she shows how to do our favorite shark-project we like to call a newspaper shark!


  • Scissors
  • Black crayons
  • Glue stick
  • Black construction paper
  • White paper
  • Blue construction paper
  • Newspaper


  1. Start with your piece of newspaper. Cut an elongated oval shape that has a straight edge along the bottom.
  2. Glue your cut newspaper to your blue construction paper, making sure the straight edge on your newspaper and blue construction paper match up. This is your shark’s face!
  3. Use a white piece of paper and cut out two circles, about the size of quarters, to use as your shark’s eyes. Then glue one white circle to each side of your shark, up towards the curved portion.
  4. Cut a half-circle out of your black construction paper to use as your shark’s mouth, then glue it down onto your newspaper towards the bottom.
  5. Take your black crayon and draw eyes on your two white circles. What kind of eyes does your shark have? Googly eyes? Teeny tiny eyes? Use your imagination!
  6. Now cut small triangles out of your white paper to make your shark’s teeth and then glue them down to make your best toothy shark mouth!
  7. Decorate the rest of your blue construction paper however you’d like! Can your shark talk? Is there a speech bubble with a message from your shark? Are there fish or other sea creatures swimming around your shark? It’s up to you!

More resources on sharks:

12 Shark Facts That May Surprise You from NOAA Fisheries

Great White Shark Facts from National Geographic Kids

10 Jaw-Dropping Scary-But-Cool Shark Facts for Kids from

Leopard Shark Facts from the San Diego Zoo

10 Most Interesting Shark Teeth Facts from Sea World

Blacktip Reef Shark Facts from Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Megaladon Science Facts for Kids from