I think shark week has been a favorite of ours for years! We always watch it. And it is a fun one to do activities with as well.
Today I have a super simple but fun painting project for kids to with sharks!
You can have fun painting with watercolors and q-tips and have a project that can work with many different ages.
I love adding new craft projects to our ocean activities. It is always fun to add something simple to do.
This is a great art project for any ocean or shark theme. You have a fun ocean scene with sharks swimming.
I love using cookie cutters for painting activities. They can make life loads of fun and several ages can do the same project.
What you need for this Shark Fin Cookie Cutter Painting
- watercolor paper
- shark fin cookie cutter
- black paint
- white paint
- paint tray
- large paint brush
How to make the Shark Cookie Cutter Painting
While my girls are older you can draw a line on the paper to help younger kids know where to paint the sky and the ocean.
First, the first thing we painted was the ocean. We used a darker blue for the color. It needs to be a different blue from the sky. We picked the darkest color the watercolor pallet had. We use a bigger brush than comes with the paint set to paint bigger areas easier.
Then we picked a very light blue for the sky. We covered the rest of the paper in the light color. One reason I like doing the lighter color lasts is that it can overlap the ocean color and still look okay.
Next, we mixed some black and white paint to make gray. I have a fun paint tray that I like to reuse for painting projects.
Finally, we used the shark fin cookie cutter and q-tips to paint the shark fin gray. You hold the cookie cutter in place and paint inside. If kids can hold the cookie cutter you can always use the cookie cutter to cut out a template for them to paint in.
Here are our finally shark fin paintings:
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Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com