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Tutorial: Sharknado Ornament

5 August 2013 4,205 views One Comment

by rhonda

Make a Sharknado Ornament

crafty shark week

When Heather brought up the topic of Shark Week for this year, I immediately thought of one thing:  SHARKNADO.  If you didn't see it, or at least hear the huge Internet buzz about it, Sharknado is a Syfy original movie that is being touted as the best bad film of the year.  And man-oh-man was it terrible, but in all the right ways!  It's one of those kind of campy, cult-popular things that just begs for some themed crafting.  After scouring the web for Sharknado-y handmade items I decided that there weren't enough of them out there (I even made a video on the topic); the obvious solution was to come up with some shark-meets-tornado crafts of my own.

Make a Sharknado Ornament

Project estimate:

  • Small plastic toy shark, $1
  • Wire, on hand or $1
  • Eye screw, on hand or about $0.10
  • Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Glue, on hand
  • String or ribbon, on hand

Total: $1 and up

Make a Sharknado Ornament

Start by cutting off the shark's tail - this will make it easier to assemble the ornament at the end and make it look like the shark is going through the tornado, not just sticking out the top.  Wrap the shark's body with a spiral of wire, making a tornado-like shape.  Use pliers to tuck the ends of the wire inside the spiral.

Make a Sharknado Ornament

Spray paint the wire spiral black or dark grey.

Make a Sharknado Ornament

Twist an eye screw into the top of the shark's head.  You should be able to do this by just pressing hard and twisting - for harder plastics, you may need to drill a pilot hole to get the eye screw started.

Make a Sharknado Ornament

Apply a dab of glue to the bottom of the shark's body; insert it through the top of the wire spiral.  Carefully insert the tail section into the wire spiral from the side near the bottom, pressing it into the glue on the body to reassemble the shark.  When the glue is dry, thread some string or ribbon through the eye screw and it's ready to hang!

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  • Craft Project: Sharknado Ornament | Mrs. Greene - crafts, food, fashion, life said:

    […] It’s Shark Week on Discovery Channel this week, which means it is also Crafty Shark Week at Dollar Store Crafts! Being the campy movie fan that I am, as soon as I started thinking about shark crafts my mind immediately took the Sharknado route. So to pay homage to the best bad movie of the year, I created a Sharknado ornament. Hang one up all year ’round, or bookmark this and add it to your holiday crafting list as a gift for your favorite Sharknado fan! [go to the tutorial] […]