Paper Plate Sharks

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My daughter has reached a stage where she has become wildly independent. “I can do it myself” is her favorite saying. She is growing up so quickly and developing a mind of her own.

Tonight, we made shark crafts out of paper plates. I gave her a paper plate and began to explain to her how we were going to make our craft. She cut me off mid-sentence. “No mama, I can do it myself.” When we make our crafts together, I love watching her bring her own visions to life.  We worked on our projects side by side.

I painted my plate in a shade of blue & then painted a semi-circle in a lighter shade of blue around the mouth. Mai painted her plate too.

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I cut a mouth out of black construction paper & painted in teeth. Mai painted in her own teeth & added cheeks to her shark.

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I mounted a set of googly eyes to black construction paper cut into circles. Mai painted in black circles & glued eyes to the center of them.

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I cut fins out of construction paper for both of us & we glued both of our projects. I set mine to the side to dry as Mai added on her finishing touches. She painted seaweed on his face because she said that he was hungry.

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She added a few drops of glue to the bottom of her craft & told me that they were her shark’s baby eggs. “Look mama, my shark is awesome.” Yes it is, baby!

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We made one more shark before our night was through.

For this craft, draw a quick sketch out on a paper plate.

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Cut around the outline of your shark.

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Paint your plate, but leave a portion unpainted for the mouth.

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Paint in gills & teeth.

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Add googly eyes & fins made out of construction paper to finish off your project.

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