Top 5 DIY Projects to Master Before Shark Week

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by: Danny Clemens

Shark Week is right around the corner -- what better way to celebrate the Most Wonderful Week of the Year than to try out some awesome DIY projects? We scoured the web for the greatest do-it-yourself projects to get you in the mood for Shark Week. Whether you're planning a Shark Week viewing party or you just want to show off your love of sharks, these DIY projects are a must:

1. Watermelon Shark

Watermelon shark carving
National Watermelon Promotion Board

A perennial favorite, the watermelon shark is a must-have centerpiece for any Shark Week viewing party. Our friends at have put together a handy, step-by-step guide to carving and crafting your own watermelon shark. Just don't make it look too perfect, or else you'll never want to eat your melon masterpiece!

2. Fin-omenal Jello Cups

Who doesn't love jello and whipped cream in the summer? Answer: nobody.

3. Shark Week Cupcakes

Shark Week Cupcakes
Amanda Robinson

Even the most unskilled cook can turn any store-bought cupcake into a Shark Week cupcake! Cut out a small shark fin from a piece of grey foam (or use fondant if you're fancy!) and stick it upright into all of your cupcakes. Voila - you now have a Shark Week cupcake (just don't eat the foam...). We're loving these custom shark cupcakes from Amanda Robinson of Sweet Fix in Richmond, VA.

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