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Tissue Box Shark


Turn a boring old tissue box into a fish gobbling shark with this fun recycling project!

Materials


printDownload Template

Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

 

 

Step 2.

 

Paint the tissue box black and let dry.

 

Step 3.

 

Click the red PDF button to download and print our 2 page shark template. Cut out all the pieces.

 

Step 4.

 

Trace the shark template pieces from page 1 onto black foam and cut out the shapes.  Make sure you have all the pieces you need: (1) large tail piece (2) triangular fins and (2) quarter circle pieces.

 

Step 5.

 

Glue the tail piece to the back left corner of the tissue box.

 

Step 6.

 

Turn the tissue box over. The tail should stick up from the back right of the box, as shown.

 

Step 7.

 

Place the (2) quarter circle pieces on your work surface, as shown and spread glue on one piece.

 

Step 8.

 

Glue the pieces together to create a sturdy fin for the top of the shark.

 

Step 9.

 

Glue the fin to the top of the tissue box, with the curved part facing the front of the box.

 

Step 10.

 

To make the side fins for the shark, take one of the triangular fin pieces and fold the bottom down, as shown. Crease well. Repeat with the other fin.

 

Step 11.

 

Glue the folded flap to the side of the tissue box, repeat on the other side of the box.

 

Step 12.

 

Cut 2 rows of teeth out of white foam.

 

Step 13.

 

Glue the teeth onto the front of the box.

 

Step 14.

 

Twist a black Fuzzy Stick between your fingers to create a flat coil. Repeat with a second black Fuzzy Stick so you have 2 coils for the eyes.

 

Step 15.

 

Glue a large Wiggly Eye on each of the 2 coils then glue to the front of the box.

 

Step 16.

 

To make the fish, trace your fish template pieces (from step 3) on different sheets of colored foam and cut out.

 

Step 17.

 

Decorate your fish using a variety of materials, including glitter glue and adhesive jewels.

Step 18.

 

Keep your fish and shark together. Little kids can feed the fish to the shark.

 


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