Shaaaark! 8 Freebies for Your Shark Week Party
The annual fin frenzy is about to begin. For 27 years the Discovery Channel has been going to great depths to uncover the world of sharks. Shark Week has become a cultural phenomenon and one that deserves a party. And for those of us who want to enjoy Shark Week fun without taking a bite out of our budgets, here are some party freebies.
Shark Fin Cupcakes
Leave it to Martha Stewart to come up with the cutest shark-themed dessert. Whip up a batch of cupcakes (we won't tell if you use a cake mix and canned frosting mixed with a couple drops of blue food coloring.) Martha advises cutting out construction paper shark fins and topping each cupcake with one. Doesn't get much easier or more adorable.
Shark Party Free Printables
Thankfully for those of us who would rather spend our time debating whether the giant pre-historic Megalodon actually exists, somebody else put in the work creating free shark party printables. The ladies over at PrettyProvidence.com designed adorable food toppers that say "Shark Food: nom, nom, nom." and water bottle labels that announce "shark warning: high risk area." These freebies will take your shark party up a few notches.
Pull out one of your sharpest kitchen knives and get to work creating some watermelon art. TasteofHome.com provides some simple step-by-step instructions for turning a grocery store watermelon into a fierce looking underwater creature.
Paper Plate Shark Jaws
Here's a party decoration that even your littlest shark fans can help with. You'll need a paper plate and some scissors to create a threatening set of shark jaws. Find the full details and paperplatesharkjaws.com. Make several sets to add some festive fun to your shark party decor.
Finally! A use for those old flip flops you've been meaning to toss! Attack them with some shark scissors and hot glue them together to form a menacing looking wreath that will welcome guests to your shark party.
Shark Straw Mask
Turn into a Great White every time you take a sip with the shark straw toppers at wildlifefun4kids.com. This free shark printable could not be easier-- even for the craft-impaired. Print out the shark mouth, punch a hole in the middle and feed a straw through the slot.
Make your nails look fierce for Shark Week with some simple DIY painting and guidance from dollarstorecrafts.com. You'll need a few bottles of nail polish to get the job done.
What do you call a baby shark? Which fin propels the shark through water? What does a shark use to detect motion or sound in the water? Learn all of this and more with the help of free shark printables at homeschooling.about.com. There's a word search, crossword puzzle and more available to help party guests sharpen their shark knowledge.