Learn how to create this adorable Crab Paper Plate Craft this summer with the kids!
Did you know that you can take something as simple as a paper plate and turn it into a beautiful piece of art?!
Today, I’m sharing how to create an adorable crab paper plate craft! Get your art supplies out and gather at the table with the kids to make this fun crab craft today!
This crab is perfect to create for the summer season. It may be difficult to visit a beach this summer, so bring the beach indoors with this craft.
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Crab Paper Plate Craft
- 1 paper plate
- Red paper
- pipe cleaner
- Popsicle stick, if desired
- Printable Crab Paper Plate templates *see below
To use a print and cut device (such as Cricut Explore), use the PNG images. Upload to your machine software and cut according to manufacturer’s instructions. Size the pieces as follows:
- Crab claws = 7 inches in height
- Red eye = 3 inches in width
- White eye = 2 inches in width
- Black eye = 1 inch in width
If not using the print and cut option, print the PDF and cut pieces apart.
Trace the paper plate on a piece of red paper. Cut the circle from the paper.
Cut slits around the edge of the edge.
Glue the paper to the paper plate with the edges overlapping as needed to fit the curve of the paper plate. Allow the plate to dry completely.
Create the eyes by gluing the round pieces in a stack with the red under the white and the black in the middle of the white. Cut a chenille stem in half and attach one eye to each piece.
Decorate the paper plate by attaching pieces with glue.
Glue or tape the paper plate to the popsicle stick, if desired.
Allow the craft to dry completely before playing or displaying.
If you are doing a study on crabs, these books can help supplement this activity:
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