Tutorial: Sharknado Ornament
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.
- 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
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.
Spray paint the wire spiral black or dark grey.
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.
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!
Looking for more shark week ideas? Follow the Shark Week Pinterest board!Full disclosure policy.