DIY Shark Tooth Dig Kit

Create Your Own DIY Shark Tooth Dig Kit




Welcome to the world of ancient marine life, where you can embark on an adventure to uncover the mysteries of the prehistoric past! In this tutorial, we're going to take you on a journey to create an amazing shark tooth dig kit that will transport you to the depths of the ocean and back in time. Get ready to discover an array of real fossilized shark teeth, buried deep within your very own shark tooth excavation.

Are you looking for a fun and educational activity that will capture your children's imagination and spark their curiosity about the fascinating creatures that once roamed the oceans? Then look no further! This tutorial will show you how to create a one-of-a-kind shark tooth dig that is not only shaped like a real shark tooth but you can also include a treasure trove of ancient fossils that will be waiting to be discovered.

Imagine your child's excitement as they hold their very own mini-excavation, using tools to carefully brush away dirt and sand, revealing the hidden fossils that have been waiting to be unearthed for millions of years. These shark tooth dig kits are perfect for classroom activities, birthday parties, or just a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

So join us on this adventure to create your very own shark tooth dig kit and uncover the secrets of the prehistoric past! Get ready to dig deep and discover the amazing world of ancient marine life!


Keep reading to learn how to make the DIY Shark Tooth Dig Kit or watch this quick video tutorial:





Fun and Interesting Facts About Sharks


Before we begin, here are some fun and interesting facts about sharks that kids would love to learn:

  1. Sharks have been around for more than 400 million years, making them older than dinosaurs.

  2. Sharks come in all shapes and sizes, from the massive whale shark that can reach up to 40 feet in length to the tiny dwarf lantern shark that is only 8 inches long.

  3. Sharks don't have any bones, instead their skeleton is made up entirely of cartilage, which is the same material that makes up our ears and nose.

  4. Some sharks can swim at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, making them one of the fastest creatures in the ocean.

  5. The largest shark ever recorded was the prehistoric megalodon, which could grow up to 60 feet in length and weighed as much as 50 tons.

  6. Sharks have multiple rows of teeth that can be replaced continuously throughout their lifetime. Some sharks can lose up to 30,000 teeth in their lifetime!

  7. Contrary to popular belief, most sharks are not dangerous to humans. In fact, humans are more of a threat to sharks than they are to us.

  8. Some sharks can detect prey from a distance of up to one mile away using their sense of smell.

  9. Sharks are essential to the ocean's ecosystem, as they help to keep populations of other marine animals in balance.

  10. Sharks are actually quite intelligent and have been known to exhibit problem-solving skills and even form social bonds with other sharks.

These are just a few of the many fascinating facts about sharks that kids would love to learn. Sharks are truly amazing creatures and learning about them can be both fun and educational.


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Materials Needed

  • Small plastic container
  • Model magic
  • Sand
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Megalodon tooth - Don't worry if you don't have access to one of these as you will be able to easily make a shark tooth shape.
  • Shark teeth - You can find these at the beach, gift shops, or for sale online.
  • Excavation tools. Wooden dowels and other blunt instruments work well. Sharp tools are unsafe and not necessary as the excavations are reasonably brittle and excavate easily. 
  • Safety goggles
  • Small brush


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  1. Push Model Magic into the small container. You want to create a layer of few inches thick.
  2. Push the Megalodon Tooth deeply into the Model Magic. If you do not have access to a Megalodon Tooth, you can easily make a shark tooth shape in the Model Magic. 
  3. Remove the Megalodon Tooth. This will leave a nice impression in your Model Magic.
  4. Now, put one cup of sand in your mixing bowl.
  5. Add one-third cup Plaster of Paris.
  6. Use the wooden spoon to mix the sand and Plaster of Paris.
  7. Add one-third cup of water and mix.
  8. Keep adding small amounts of water until you reach a pancake like batter consistency. 
  9. Add a few of your shark teeth into the shark tooth impression in your Model Magic.
  10. Pour the mixture into the container.
  11. Gently tap the sides of the container to remove any air bubbles. This will also allow a little mixture under the shark teeth.
  12. Add several more shark teeth while the mixture is still wet.
  13. Set the shark tooth dig somewhere safe to dry undisturbed overnight. I like to put the excavation in front of a fan. 
  14. Once the excavation has dried, gently turn it over onto a flat surface and remove it from the container. 
  15. Allow the excavation to dry an additional twenty four hours, preferably in front of a fan.



Congratulations! You've just completed an exciting DIY project that is sure to bring hours of joy and excitement to you and your loved ones. Now, it's time to let the adventure begin!

Find a space that's easy to clean up and distribute the safety goggles and excavation tools to your eager archaeologists. As they begin to uncover the hidden treasures buried deep within their very own shark tooth dig kit, watch as their eyes light up with wonder and amazement.

As they dig deeper and deeper, they will discover an array of real fossilized shark teeth that have been waiting to be uncovered for millions of years. Imagine the excitement they'll feel as they hold these ancient artifacts in their hands, marveling at the mysteries of the prehistoric past.

But the fun doesn't have to stop there! These shark tooth dig kits are incredibly versatile, and you can customize them to your liking. You can add seashells, small plastic ocean animals, or even hidden treasures of your own.

So go ahead and let your imagination run wild! Create a whole new world of underwater adventure and exploration with your very own DIY shark tooth dig kit. And who knows? You might just inspire a lifelong love of science and discovery in the process.

Thank you for joining us on this journey, and we hope you enjoyed this super quick tutorial on creating your very own shark tooth dig kit. Get ready for an adventure that will take you back in time and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.


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