Shark Week 2017 – Day 4

Shark Week 2017 – Day 4

We took an easier day and didn’t do much on Thursday of Shark Week 2017.

I worked on and finished up some artwork for some free games/printables to share today (Fri). And the kids went swimming.

But other than that we didn’t do anything other than make and munch on Shark Bark.

We took our inspiration from this bark from Sandy Toes and Popsicles

We gathered up these supplies for our version:

Oreos (crumbled)

Light blue and dark blue candy melts

Vanilla Almond bark

Nerds

Sprinkles

Red Swedish fish

Gummy sharks

 

First we crumbled up about 15 Oreos in the bottom of a foil covered 9 x 13 dish.  And we sprinkled in a handful of Nerd candies for color and crunch.

 

We then melted up our 3 colored of melts and almond bark and dropped it by the spoonful all over the dish.

We then swirled the melts together to look like water.

  

Then we added different sprinkles.

Next we added gummy sharks and Swedish fish to the top.


  

Once we finished adding the toppings, we popped the dish in the freezer for about a half hour.

After freezing the bark for a half hour, we pulled the foiled piece out and busted and broke the bark up into hand held pieces.

Our Finished Bark!

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Shark Week – Free printable Banner

It wouldn’t be a festive Shark Week without having a mini party or at the very least some fun Shark Week decorations.  Last year we shared with you this fun BEWARE banner printable.  This year we thought we would share this mini Shark bite “Shark Week” banner for you to add to your collection.  We hope you enjoy it!

Please remember my copyright and usage clause.  You may use any of my free printable for personal use only.  You may not resale them in any way, sort or fashion – whether digital or physical.  You may also not use any piece or portion of the art in any new way or part of any other digital design or collaboration.  The art may not be tampered with and must stay in it’s original form.  Please also remember to credit and refer others back to us when you use these pieces – especially when posting online or on any social media.  We appreciate your respecting our policies on this.  Thank you!

Just click on the link below for a pdf version of the file.

 

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Shark Week 2017 Day 2

Shark Week 2017 Day 2

Today we started our Shark Week activities by making these cute Shark Cootie Catchers from over at Easy Peasy and Fun.

 

The girls had a fun time crafting them. But more enjoyable was when they were done, they used them as puppets, singing different versions of “Baby Shark”.

 
  

We ended up not getting to our other craft for the day – which was this cute shark tube figure from Hello Wonderful.

 

Shark tube craft

(Picture is from Hello Wonderful.  This is not my picture.)

 

This site shows the tutorial for this craft.  I have provided (below) some printout in case you might not have these colored supplies on had.  Just print and craft you own.  These won’t be exact to his tutorial.  But will be close enough to figure out.

Shark tube figure 1Trim out the blue tail fin box and fold in half on the tailfin line.  Then trim out the tail fin shape.  Glue together the flaps and you have a two sided colored fin.  Do the same thing for the top fin as well.

Shark tube figure 2

Cut this cone out and shape into a cone that is just slightly wider (at the open cone end) than the width of your tube of your shark body.  Then push this piece through the body tube and pull out the other side just enough for it to act as a tail.  Do not pull the piece all the way through the body.

Next up  – later in the day – we made our afternoon snack to eat while watching our Shark video for the day

Shark Teeth Chow

We used this recipe from Show Me the Yummy except we added in a couple of chunks off a vanilla almond bark bar and added plenty of powdered sugar to cover the extra.  We melted the almond bark and the peanut butter together and our chocolate separate.  Then we added them in one at a time and then mixed it all up.

First we put a whole bag of Bugles in our large bowl.

We melted the chocolate, mixed it until smooth and also poured that over the bugles.

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Then we melted the peanut butter and the almond bark together, mixed it until smooth, and also poured it over the bugles.

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Then with a spatula, we mixed the coatings and the bugles gently until all of the bugles were coated really well.

  

Then we started to add in the powdered sugar.  We added about a half cup at a time and mixed, then added more and then mixed.  We just kept adding and mixing until all of our pieces were very well coated and dry looking and white appearing.  And just like the recipe link said, it will have extra powder at the bottom of the bowl doing it this way.  Just scoop out your snack into a large (or a couple large) ziplock bags and discard the extra powder.  We ended up using about 3/4 of our bag of powdered sugar.  But we did have to toss some of it out after bagging as well.

  

We spooned some up in these cute little blue ice cream bowls (from Dollar Tree).  These are perfect little bowls to keep around for dishing up snacks at snack time.  They help me portion control what the kids are actual having rather than just letting them use bigger bowls to dish up their own snacks.

This snack is a little sugary and way sweet.  The kids didn’t even finish their little bowls in one setting but ate them over the course of the afternoon and even evening as their dessert after dinner.

While enjoying our afternoon snack, we first worked on this fun and informative crossword puzzle from Kids Zone.  We didn’t know offhand what most were.  So we looked up the answers.  This still gave us information to discuss.  Plus we were often able to see a picture of the shark this way – which was a fun and beneficial side to this activity.  After we finished up this activity, we looked up Wild Krats “Stuck on Sharks” on YouTube and watched that episode.  That also was quite informative and was done in such a way that my 7 year old was able to remember several of the details and the information.

Yesterday, we also shared this adorable mini “Shark Week” Banner.  This is a FREE printable for your free use – with abiding by my copyright and usage clause.  Go check it out and download it today!

 

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Shark Week 2017 Day 1

Shark week calendar 2017

Well it is Shark Week 2017 and here at WWEDP we have decided to make the whole week of it!

Above is our schedule we have tentatively posted.  We are doing these activities each day and then will post the pictures and (if any) tutorials or links to other sites tutorials on here the next day.  You can follow our day on the day by following us on Instagram @waterwalkerevents or on our Facebook page.

Yesterday was Day 1 (Monday) and so I am posting yesterday’s activities.  And so it will follow each day – posting from the previous day.

Yesterday we started our activities with making Shark Bite tshirts.  For this activity, we gathered up old tshirts.  I had considered purchasing some new tanks, but never found the time and also decided that using old shirts would work just as well for this activity!

The kids all made their own shirts.  They chose which side they wanted to take their “bite” from.  They laid their shirts out flat and then cut a semi circle off the edge of their shirt.  They then cut triangle shapes out so as to give the “teeth mark” pattern on the bite.  Afterwards they posed for some fun pics!

For our next activity, the kids made these adorable Shark Bookmarks:

These were inspired by another blogger’s super cute bookmarks from

https://heyletsmakestuff.com/shark-week-corner-book-mark

Our print is different and so is the fold. But her print is super cute too and she offers hers as a download as well!  If you want to download our bookmarks, here is the jpeg.  Just right click on the image and then save to your hard drive.  Please note that these are for personal use only.  My copyright use allows them for FREE personal use only.  Do not resale this piece in any form, digital or physical.  And do not use any piece of it in any other way than seen here.  If you choose to use my artwork and post online or in any public forum or social media, please credit back to us for the usage.

Shark Bookmark

We also made some shark fins to wear.  Below is a tutorial and a download – in case you do not have gray paper on hand.  This tutorial was prepped and helped design by @themadcat_her (on Instagram).  These were inspired by different pins we saw on Pinterest.  I am unsure who made the first one – so I don’t have an original to credit.  But this is our version we came up with from what we gathered from what we saw.

Shark Fin pic tutorial.

 

Shark fin tutorial 1

– Gather a piece of gray cardstock (or print the gray picture we have included below)

– Fold cardstock paper in half (fold printed paper in half once you have trimmed off all the white edges – making sure you fold where the fin is all on the front page).

– If you are using a gray cardstock – draw your fin shape (as shown). If using our print, the fin shape should already be there for you.

 

Shark fin tutorial 2

– Trim out fin shape through both pieces.

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– Open up fins and place a row of hot glue (or regular glue which will take longer to dry) about 1″ up from crease (see photo).

– Then fold back in half and allow glue to dry.

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– Once glue is dry, cut along the crease and then fold each flap back to make a tab.

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– Then go back and apply glue to the top insides of your fin to secure the two fin sides together.

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– We then used a mini clothespin and clipped the fins to the tops of our shirts.

 

Shark fin print

Print this out at full size on a colored print.  Trim off excess white edge that doesn’t print.  Fold paper in half – making sure not to fold fin over on the other half.  Trim out fin shape and fold the other directions above.

 

Shark facts graphic

During dinner, we had family conversation about Sharks.  I read this page from Easy Science for Kids.  And then I took turns asking everyone the questions at the bottom of the page. It was interesting and we are looking forward to more Shark Facts later in the week.

After dinner, we made Shark Bait popcorn.  Our recipe was inspired by

The Love Nerds recipe

only we added some drizzle and some gummy sharks to our version.

Here is how we prepared our

SHARK BAIT POPCORN

First we gathered our ingredients and prepped them.  We gathered all of our “ocean” themed sprinkles (blue sprinkles of different colors, blue round large non-perils, and some gold fish crackers (for salt and crunch).  We also melted two different colored candy melts to add as drizzle over our popcorn to give it some of that sweet to the salty.

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Next we popped 3 bags of microwave popcorn and spread it out on our parchment covered island.  We sorted out any unpopped kernels from the mix.

Then we started our layers.  First we added and mixed in the goldfish crackers.  Then we drizzled both colors of drizzle all over the popcorn.  The kids then each took turns sprinkling on all sorts of sprinkles all over the mix.  We added on our gummy sharks.  And then we let it set and let the drizzle harden while we all went for a dip in our pool and decided to be sharks.

After our swim we enjoyed some of this fun snack while we watched “The Reef” on Netflix.  It was a great end to our fun day!

 

Follow along with our day over at Water Walker Events Facebook Page!