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DIY-Paper Plate Shark Jaws

Posted by on May. 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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PAPER PLATE SHARK JAWS

by Jeanette Strole Parks, Off The Cuff Cooking

Project Materials:

  • Paper plates, $1
  • Scissors, on hand
  • Pencil & eraser if needed for extra confidence, on hand

Total: $1

A note about supplies: A "deep dish" non-crimped/non-fluted Chinet style plate worked well for me, because it is smooth and sturdy.

To Make:

1. Fold your paper plate in half "backwards" (with the bottom of the plate facing you, and the folded edges coming toward you).

2. Using small scissors trim away the outer edges of the plate in a sweeping arched "M" design on the top half and bottom half, which should leave it looking like the hinges on the jaw, and the "m" shaped bottom & top of the mouth. Look at pictures on Google of real shark jaws to get inspiration, if the craft-samples in the photos don't help you visualize the outline.

3. Cut out a large oval from the middle, and then work from that center to cut out free-form teeth that follow the inside arc of the paper plate on the top and bottom. I just snipped away happily. Shark teeth are often quite irregular and jagged and not always parallel.

by on May. 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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erienne06
by on May. 18, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Neat!
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aidansmommy219
by Gold Member on May. 18, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Ds would have a blast with one of these! Thanks for sharing. We might need to make these soon!
suziejax
by Suzie on May. 18, 2012 at 1:51 PM

we did this once ds loved it!

mommyofgirl1974
by Lyn on May. 18, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Cute idea!

jbyrd898
by Jessica on May. 18, 2012 at 8:29 PM

really adorable

cjsmom1
by on May. 18, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Cool thanks

yvonne37
by Yvonne on May. 18, 2012 at 9:19 PM

 aaaarrrrrrrggg! lol.. cute :)

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momto3isme
by Dawn on May. 19, 2012 at 8:36 AM
Cute!
mommyprice09
by Ashley on May. 19, 2012 at 8:37 AM

this is cute

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