Shark Toilet Paper Roll Craft

With shark week coming up, I knew that the kiddo would have a blast making a shark to play with. He’s all about ocean animals lately, so it was a big hit. And the best part is that it’s super easy to make one yourself. Here’s how we made our shark toilet paper roll craft.

Shark Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Materials needed:

  • Toilet paper tubes (one for each shark)
  • Gray paint (We didn’t have any, so I just mixed white and black.)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Googly eyes
  • School glue
  • Hot glue gun (optional)
  • Black marker

First, I cut out the “mouth” section by cutting a triangle into one end of the toilet paper tube. You can see them in the picture below. Save the leftover triangle pieces or the fin and the tail.

Shark Cardboard Tube Craft

If you don’t want to fuss with paint, you can use construction paper instead. As you can see, after painting his tube, he decided to paint his hands instead. I thought I’d be clever and try a handprint shark, but I couldn’t make it happen.

Shark Toilet Paper Tube Craft

You’ll need to let the paint dry for an hour or two on all the pieces. Meanwhile, cut some teeth out of plain white paper, and find some googly eyes for your shark.

Shark Toilet Paper Tube Materials

Next, it’s time for the assembly! You’ll need glue for the eyes, fins and tail. And I forgot to include the black marker, but you’ll need one of those, too, to make the marks on the side. As it turns out, the school glue wasn’t that great at holding the tail and fin on. I used a hot glue gun for those pieces instead.

Glue it all together, and voila! You have your toilet paper tube shark.

Toilet Paper Tube Shark Craft

After we finished the craft, he hurried to the bedroom where Hubby was asleep and said, “I’m gonna eat you!” Fun stuff.


29 thoughts on “Shark Toilet Paper Roll Craft”

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  2. Great project! I am pinning to my toilet paper roll pinterest board. We are finishing a post for tomorrow…it’s a minion toilet roll craft.

  3. Cool craft! Perfect for Shark week! Thanks for linking up to Good Tips Tuesday. You will be featured next week. 🙂

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  10. ive been using toilet paper and i just throw that roll away once all the papers ae gone, never thought we can make something out of it till i see your craft.. im thinking of creating my own version…

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  16. Hi Donella! Your toilet paper roll shark is so cute! I recently featured it in my collection of kid-friendly ways to celebrate Shark Week on my blog. It starts tomorrow — woo hoo! Please stop by to see at Thanks for sharing such a fun and easy craft! — v.

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