Wood Crafts


Toothpick Shark Sculpture
Everybody out of the water! It's the Toothpick Shark Sculpture!
Everybody out of the water! It's the Toothpick Shark Sculpture!
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You need patience and a steady hand to create this toothpick shark sculpture, but your kids' amazement is well worth the effort.

What You'll Need:

  • Waxed paper
  • Flat, round, or colored toothpicks
  • Craft glue
  • Blunt scissors
  • Blue construction paper
  • Crayons or markers

How to Make a Toothpick Shark Sculpture:

Step 1: Cover your work surface with a sheet of waxed paper. Glue toothpicks together to make a skeleton shape of a shark. Dip the toothpick ends in glue; then glue each toothpick together piece by piece.

Step 2: After you've created the base of the shark, fill in the body with long and broken toothpicks until the shape is rounded.

Step 3: Add fins and a tail. Let the glue dry.

Step 4: Now make a display stand for your sculpture. Fold a piece of blue construction paper in half lengthwise. Draw on some waves. Glue the shark to the paper.

What else can you make from toothpicks? Learn how to make a toothpick person, triangle, and building in the next section.

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