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Make Nature Suncatchers

Take a walk and collect bits of nature – leaves, flowers, seed pods, sticks, etc. If using fresh items, be aware that after some time, the finished product may appear cloudy due to the moisture content. You may want to either dry your items (place on a towel or screen for several days until they are free of moisture) or press them (place flowers and leaves between the pages of a heavy book until flat and dry) first.

Curbside Craft: Shark Bookmark

Fun Facts About Sharks:

  • Sharks live in every ocean on the planet and have been living in oceans for 450 million years
  • Sharks have the most powerful jaws
  • Sharks don’t have bones
  • Sharkskin feels similar to sandpaper
  • There are over 440 different species of sharks 



  • Paper different colors – depends on what color shark you would like-origami paper is preferred but is ok with construction paper or copy paper
  • Scissors
  • tape/glue
  • Googly eyes – this is optional


  1. Get a square-shaped paper
  2. Having the points of the paper point towards you- fold upwards-point to point
  3. Take the top corner of the paper (one piece only) and fold to the bottom
  4. Take a corner on the bottom and fold into the middle and do the same on the other side then unfold
  5. Take one of the corners again but this time bring to the top point and do the same on the other side
  6. Fold the two flaps into the pocket and turn it so the pocket is on top
  7. Now make the fins, teeth, and tongue
  8. Tape/glue on the top fin and side fins
  9. Tape/glue on tongue then teeth
  10. Stick on googly eyes or draw some


Now you have a reading buddy to help you keep your spot in your book


Swimming Shark Jell-O Dessert

Swimming Shark Jello Dessert

Makes 4 servings.

Swimming Shark Jell-O Dessert is fun and easy to make with kids. Ocean blue jello with a floating gummy shark topped with mounds of Cool Whip is great for celebrating shark week and getting kids active in the kitchen. No cooking required. Parental supervision required.

1 package of Jell-O Berry Blue
1 8oz tub of Cool Whip
8-10 gummy sharks (Dollar General, Target.)
Wilton Color Mist-Red for icing (Michael’s) (Optional)


  1. Gather all your ingredients and 4 dessert glasses. Prefably clear or blue so you can see the swimming shark in the Jell-O.
  2. Make Jell-O according to the package directions.
  3. Distribute Jell-O evenly to 4 dessert glasses.
  4. Chill for 2-3 hours or until the jello is slightly thick, but not firm.
  5. Remove from the refrigerator and cut tiny slits in the top skin of the Jell-O. Slide a gummy shark into the Jell-O cup.
  6. Place back in the refrigerator for another 2 hours or until thick.
  7. Top with Cool Whip and spray with Wilton Color Mist. Top with a gummy shark.

Use your creativity and add whatever you want to your Swimming Shark Jell-O Dessert! Maybe some pop-rocks for ocean stones, graham cracker crumbs for sand or add more gummy sea creatures.