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Using Sugru, anybody can make their stuff more comfortable, more rugged, more useful, or less broken.  However, Sugru can also be used to make the world a more beautiful place.  Sugru is an excellent artistic tool on top of all its other fantastic application.

This Instructable will teach you how to make a fun, cool-looking pet shark from an aluminum can and Sugru. 
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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You will need the following supplies to make your Sugru Shark:
  • 1 Aluminum Can   -   A simple empty soda can works perfectly.
  • Sugru   -   Get whichever color of Sugru you would like your Sugru Shark to be - my shark will be green.
  • Super Glue

  • Scissors
  • A Knife
  • A Printer, Paper, and Ink
  • A Fine Tip Sharpie
  • Protective Gloves
  • A Drinking Straw
  • Optional (but recommended): Acetone

Step 2: Print The Shark Pattern

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The pattern you will use to cut out the pieces for you Sugru Shark is posted below as a Microsoft Word document.  Simply print this page and cut out all the shapes using the cutting tool with which your are most comfortable (avoid swords or axes though).  If possible, print the template on card-stock (or other thick paper), this will make Step 4 easier.

Step 3: Prepare the Can

First, drink the contents of the can if it is not already empty.  Second, carefully cut off the top of the can starting where the can bends in towards top.  Third, cut vertically down the side of the can (which is now more like a cup); cut all the way down to where the can bends in towards the bottom.  Cut off the bottom of the can the same way you cut off the top.  You should now have a nice rectangular piece of aluminum.  Last, rinse off this piece of aluminum, put the bottom of the can aside and dispose of the top by recycling it.
themoose642 years ago
Cool, you should make an orange one!
hassi3 years ago
Clever adaptation of a Fiddler's Green favorite...

Didja get permission from Fiddler's Green to post the pattern?

Just curious...
zascecs3 years ago
looks good
Looks like the Shark from Fiddlers Green.
www.fiddlersgreeen.net.
You should add the download of that file to your steps.
jcookson3 years ago
Nice adaptation – I really like the use of Sugru to add the texture. I assume it was simply an oversight leaving out the source of the original design: a Fiddlers Green paper model (www.fiddlersgreen.net)
Mr. Rig It3 years ago
I like this a lot, great job.
JerBear3 years ago
looks like the shark from banjo-kazooie
i shall name my sugru shark: Fluffy Mushroom