Salt dough shark teeth are a fun and easy project to make with toddlers. Big kids will love making and decorating these shark teeth, too! This is a creative way to learn about sharks and practice new skills. We did this to celebrate Shark Week along with all our other Shark Week projects which you can see here.
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Materials for Salt Dough Shark Teeth
- 1 cup flour (white or whole wheat works)
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1/4-1/2 cup water
- Cookie cutters or plastic knife
How to Make Salt Dough Shark Teeth
First, mix the salt and flour together
Let your kiddo do the mixing. This is great for fine motor skill development!
If you want white shark teeth, use white flour. If you want brown teeth, use wheat flour. If you plan on painting the teeth, it doesn’t really matter what color you use.
Second, Add the water
Start with just 1/4 cup water. If you are using whole wheat flour, you may have to go up to 1/2 cup. Mix until the dough holds together, but isn’t too sticky. It will be kinda like playdough consistency.
Third, shape your salt dough shark teeth
We used triangle cookie cutters and then I did a little shaping to make them more tooth shaped. If you are doing this project with bigger kids, they can use a plastic knife and shape the teeth themselves. Use this opportunity to talk about shark teeth, what sharks eat, and what their teeth look like.
Next, bake your shark teeth
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F. Put your shark teeth on a pan and bake them about 20 minutes. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.
Last, decorate and play!
You can do a shark teeth dig and make necklaces like we did (check it out here) or paint the shark teeth! Let your toddler’s creative juices flow!
Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @blueberriesmash so we can see what you do with your shark teeth!
If you had fun with these salt dough shark teeth, then you will love our other Shark Week projects. Check them out in this post:
And go check out our shark teeth necklaces here!