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Printable Shark Mask Template

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Boy wearing printable Shark Mask.

Get ready to dive into a sea of creativity with our Printable Shark Mask! This fun and engaging craft is perfect for kids who love all things ocean and are eager to explore the underwater world. With its easy-to-follow instructions and vibrant design, this shark mask is sure to be a hit at any party or playdate. Plus, it's a great way to keep little hands busy and minds imaginative.

If you're a fan of shark-themed crafts, be sure to check out our other popular projects on the blog, such as the Shark Cootie Catcher and the Shark Paper Bag Puppet. Each craft offers a unique way to celebrate these fascinating creatures and brings a touch of ocean adventure to your child's playtime.

Creating the Printable Shark Mask is not only a fun activity but also a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn more about sharks. They can dive into interesting facts, from the different species of sharks to their habitats and diets, all while having a blast making their very own shark mask. This craft is perfect for a themed party, a summer camp activity, or simply a rainy day at home.

Boy playing with the shark mask template.

This mask is designed to be simple and enjoyable for kids of all ages. Younger children will love the hands-on aspect of cutting and gluing, while older kids can take pride in their detailed coloring and assembly. Plus, once the mask is complete, it provides hours of imaginative play as kids pretend to swim through the deep blue sea as their favorite ocean predator.

So, gather your supplies, download the template, and get ready to embark on a fun-filled crafting adventure with our Printable Shark Mask. Let's make some waves and bring the underwater world to life right in your living room!

Materials Needed:

  • Glue

  • Scissors

  • White Cardstock Paper

  • Printer

  • Markers, Crayons or Colored Pencils

  • Elastic Cord (1/4 or 1/8 inch thick)

Step-by-Step Directions to make Printable Shark Mask

Computer printing the shark mask template.

Step 1: Download & Print the Template

Start by downloading the Printable Shark Mask template from the link provided at the end of this post. Print the template on sturdy cardstock to ensure your mask is durable and ready for play.

Example of how to color the shark mask template.

Step 2: Color the Mask

Let your creativity shine by coloring the shark mask template. You can use markers, colored pencils, or crayons. Encourage your child to add unique patterns and colors to make their shark mask one-of-a-kind.

Example of how to cut the shark Mask Template.

Step 3: Cut Out the Mask

Carefully cut out the shark mask along the solid lines. If your child is too young to handle scissors, assist them with this step.

How to cut the eye holes out of the shark mask.

Be sure to cut out the eye holes so your child can see through the mask. Have an adult help the child to get started. Carefully push the tip of the scissors through the center and then carefully cut out the piece.

Glueing the fins to the shark mask.

Step 4: Glue the Fins

Once you've cut out all the pieces, it's time to bring your shark to life by attaching the fins. Using a glue stick, carefully apply glue to the tabs on the fins. Then, press the fins onto the sides of the shark's head, ensuring they are securely attached. Make sure the fins are aligned properly to give your shark a realistic look. Let the glue dry for a few minutes to ensure the fins stay in place.

Example of how to glue the elastic cord to the back of the mask.

Step 5: Attach the Elastic Cord

Next, you'll need to attach an elastic cord to the back of the shark mask so your child can wear it comfortably. Start by measuring the elastic cord to fit around your child's head. For reference, I used a 13-inch piece, but you may need to adjust this based on your child's head size. Have an adult help with this step by using a glue gun to attach the ends of the elastic cord to the back of the shark's head, near the eyes. Make sure the cord is securely attached and allow the glue to cool and harden completely before letting your child try on the mask.

Toddler boy playing with his shark mask.

Wear and Play

Your Printable Shark Mask is now ready! Let your child put on their new mask and dive into a world of underwater adventures. One thing is for sure, they will have a fin-tastic time!

This shark mask is a great addition to any craft collection and pairs perfectly with our other shark-themed projects like the Shark Cootie Catcher and Shark Paper Bag Puppet. So, don't forget to check those out for more shark-tastic fun!

Computer downloading Printable Shark Template.

How To Download Printable Shark Mask Template:

Before you can begin you need to download the Printable Shark Mask Template. This download is available to all members for free! You heard me correctly, memberships are free to join for everyone who is 18 years an older! Click on the link to signup and to find the Template. You choose which one you want to download and print.

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Boy playing with completed shark mask craft.


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