This Paper Plate Crab Craft for kids is the perfect beach craft for children who are missing going to the beach! It is a fun paper plate craft that is quick and easy to make.
Your kids will have lots of fun making this cute Crab craft and adding it to their display of easy summer crafts.
Paper Plate Crab Craft for Kids
Our paper plate crab craft is simple and super easy to make. It comes with a free template that makes crafting this paper plate crab craft for preschoolers and kindergarteners easy.
Quick Fun Fact: Horseshoe crabs have blue blood! Check out more Animal Fun Facts to be amazed.
As for the supplies, we bet you would already have these simple craft supplies at your home.
Supplies for Paper Plate Crab
- Paper plate
- Construction paper
- Craft glue
- A pair of scissors
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Template – grab the free printable template at the end of the page.
How To Make Easy Paper Plate Crab Craft for Kids
Time needed: 20 minutes
- Print and trace the crab craft template
Select a paper plate for this craft. Trace the crab template on the paper plate and cut out the top side of the crab’s layout from the paper plate. The two round parts on the top are for the eyes.
You can easily adjust the template patterns according to the size of the plate because the patterns are very easy to trace.
- Colour the paper plate crab’s body.
Use acrylic paint to fill the crab paper plate layout. We used bright orange and applied 2 coats of paint for a neat finish. Let the paper plate dry.
- Cut out the eyes, legs and claws from the template.
Trace the template on bright orange construction paper for paper plate crab’s legs and claws. For the eyes, use white craft paper and use sharpie to fill the eye base cutouts.
- Paste eyes, legs and claws
Glue the eyes, legs and claws to the body of the paper plate crab.
- Add finishing touches
Use a sharpie to draw the mouth and attach the blush cutouts on both cheeks to complete the paper plate crab craft.
That’s it! Your paper plate crab craft is ready to hit your kid’s sandbox (or the beach)!
Crabs come in various colours, so feel free to change the colours as per your child’s preference or availability of craft supplies.
Related: Check out Easy Ocean Crafts for more ideas!
You can even add blobs of paint on the body of your paper plate crab to give it your character.
Download Paper Plate Crab Craft Template
And if you want to get really creative, turn it into a rocking crab craft by adding the legs near the top (on the sides of the blush) and folding a paper plate into half and pasting it on the back of your paper plate craft. It’s that easy!
The idea is to keep your creativity flowing! Feel free to experiment with this craft to come up with your own versions of crab craft.