After looking at a shark egg, the children became fascinated with sharks. We thought it would be fun to make the world’s biggest shark – a Whale Shark, and we would have to make it really big!
The children helped stuff chicken wire with newspaper and then used wire to sew the seam together. We used recycled cardboard for the fins. Many children helped tear paper ready for the paper mâché. We then had to paper mâché the whole Whale Shark, plus the three shark pups. That was a big, messy job and we needed lots of layers. Thankfully it was a good drying day.
We looked at the model Whale Shark and discovered we were missing some side fins. We found some cardboard in the recycling which was just the right size and attached the fins. The next step was painting it blue then adding the white spots.