Crab Craft

Kids can get a bit crabby (pun intended) when it’s time to take a break from outside summer fun, but this little crab is sure to be a hit while cooling down inside.


Materials Needed

  • Paper Plate
  • Red Paint
  • Red construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes


The prep work on this little crab is supper easy. Start by cutting out the middle circle from the paper plate. Next, cut out six “legs” and two “claws”. If your child is preschool age or older, you can just draw the shapes and they can cut them out their selves.


Let your little one glue on the legs and the claws to one side of the paper plate circle. After that is done, let it dry for at least 20 minutes. It will still be wet at that point, but if you do not want to wait for it to dry completely, it will be fine. We had plans today, so we wanted to do something that could be done before we left. Once you are ready to come back to the crab, flip it over and let your child paint it! When the paint is dry, help your little one add googly eyes.





17 responses to “Crab Craft”

  1. This is the perfect craft for my small toddlers!! Not too difficult for me and super straight forward for them. Plus easy clean up! I love it.

  2. Ohh this is adorable! I loved craft time when I was a kid (well I still do lol)… I will save this for my mom friends 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  3. Aw what an adorable craft! And what perfect timing for July Cancer Crabs! -Tonya Tardiff

  4. Aww such an adorable craft to do on a hot summer day! I love it! I’ll definitely do this with my little boy!

  5. This is such an amazing craft for little ones. I know that mine get so bored and this would be so great for them to stay busy!

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