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.