How To Prepare For Shark Week 2016
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How To Prepare For Shark Week 2016

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How To Prepare For Shark Week 2016
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For those of you who live for Shark Week, and request a week off work in the summer so you can sit on the couch watching marine biologists documenting experiments and the latest shark attack stories (I am guilty of this), then it's about that time of year where you start getting anxiety thinking about how close we are to Shark Week 2016.

On the other hand, if you happen to live under a rock and are merely unaware as to what Shark Week is, then shame on you. Each year, Discovery Channel hosts "Shark Week," dating back to 1988 when the first episode aired. 24 hours a day, you can watch a variety of shark related episodes including: "Sharktacular," "Isle of Jaws," "Air Jaws: Night Stalker," "Deadliest Shark," "Jaws of the Deep" and get a glimpse at the world's favorite seal, Snuffy. If you've never watched "Shark Week" out of fear for sharks, remember this: sharks kill on average 12 people a year (by a case of mistaken identity), while humans kill more than 100 million sharks a year.

Furthermore, as we approach the final week before Shark Week 2016, there is much to do in the way of preparation. This includes baking ideas for throwing the best party or easy arts and crafts to sharkify your home:

1. Shark Jello Cup

These are super easy and quick treats that will make a Shark Week party sharktacular. You will need blue jello mix (red if you want to add blood), shark gummies (can be found at 7/11), transparent cups and any other candy you would like to add for decoration.

2. Cupcakes

This is your chance to be creative, as there are countless ways to decorate your cupcakes. Blue food coloring can turn your frosting into murky waters and fin cutouts turn your cupcakes into a dangerous swimming area.

3. FINtastic Shark Hats

For those who enjoy arts and crafts, this is an entertaining DIY project. Make one for yourself and be the coolest in town or make a bunch for all your party goers to wear and enjoy. With this easy tutorial, you can live every week like it's Shark Week.

4. Shark Marshmallow Pops

These fearsome predators become irresistible on a stick. With an easy step-by-step guide to creating these marshmallow pops, your party will go from awesome to jawsome.

5. Chips And Dip

Turn your chips and dip into “Shark Fins” and “Slow Swimmers.” Find this clever idea and others like it here.

6. Stock Up On Your Shark Week Gear.

Go crazy while the Discovery Channel store has all their Shark Week gear in stock.

If all this still isn’t enough to satisfy your shark needs, follow Shark Week on Snapchat and Twitter, for they always post creative ways to decorate and bake. Most importantly, don’t forget to tune into Discovery Channel this Sunday, June 26th— it’ll be the best Shark Week yet!

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