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Cute Crab Name Craft (Free PDF Template)

A day at the beach when the sun is shining, the waves are rolling in, and the sand is full of treasures waiting to be discovered sounds like a good day!

Children love exploring the shoreline, collecting shells, and spotting all sorts of fascinating sea creatures. It’s the perfect setting for inspiring creativity in kids.

Bring the beach home with this fun crab name craft! This activity is a great way to engage kids as they learn to spell their names. They get to create a cute beach scene by making a paper craft of a crab and arranging seashells to spell out their names. 

We have a whole sea of fun waiting for your little explorers. Dive into our treasure trove of creative ocean crafts for kids that will make a splash!

Preschool Beach Craft

Cover Image of Crab Name Craft with the word Crab Name For Summer in the middle

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This personalized craft is an interactive and hands-on way for kids to practice spelling their names, letter recognition, and fine motor skills.

Download our free editable template to customize the seashells to spell out each child’s name or leave them blank for the kids to write in themselves.

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Crab template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)

Directions

Start by downloading the crab template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this crab to life!

Hand holding Crab Name Craft template

First, encourage your child to glue the eye stalks to the center and top of the body.

Hand gluing the eye stalks of Crab Name Craft

Next, guide your child to glue the eyes to the center of the eye stalks.

Hand gluing the eyes of Crab Name Craft

Now, position the arms on each body side and back then glue them in place.

Hand gluing the cheliped of Crab Name Craft

Take the claws and glue them to the top of the arms.

Hand gluing the claw of Crab Name Craft

Place the legs on both sides of the bottom part of the body and help your child glue them in place.

Hand gluing the left legs of Crab Name Craft
Hand gluing the right legs of Crab Name Craft

Glue the sand to the bottom portion of the background paper.

Hand gluing the floor of Crab Name Craft

Now, glue the crab to the top of the sand.

Hand gluing the crab of Crab Name Craft

Finally, glue your child’s letter shells below the crab to spell their name.

Hand gluing the name of Crab Name Craft

Be sure to check out our name crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun DIYs like this one!

Hand holding finished example of Crab Name Craft

More Summer Activities

Ocean Ideas For Children

Have your kiddos explore the wonders of the ocean with even more crafts and activities that feature its fascinating inhabitants. There’s something every young ocean explorer will love from the smallest crab to the biggest shark.

Dive deeper into our collection below to discover a sea of inspiration for books, crafts, and activities that will spark their curiosity and imagination about the amazing creatures that call the ocean home.

Two finished example of Crab Name Craft

Kids Books About Ocean Animals

The Snail and the Whale– Julia Donaldson, author of the famous book The Gruffalo, brings kids another fun book about an unlikely set of friends. Snail and Whale have lots of fun together in this colorful book!

Shark Lady– This children’s book is based upon the true story of Eugenie Clark, aka, The Shark Lady. Learn about her love of sharks, her discoveries, and the inspiring message of going after what you want in life.

The Rainbow Fish -This is a classic children’s book with a wonderful message for children. In it, a fish learns to share his favorite possession, his glittery scales, with his friends!

Hand holding finished example of Crab Name Craft

Under The Sea Crafts

Crab Paper Cup Craft – With a few snips and some creativity, kids can transform a simple paper cup into a snappy crab friend. Let your little ones scuttle into a shell-abration of fun with this cute craft!

Fish Paper Bag Craft – Time to go fishing for fun! Grab a paper bag and turn it into a fabulous fish puppet. Your kids will love bringing their underwater friend to life, complete with wiggling gills. They’ll be excited to swim into imaginative play!

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Paper Cup Octopus Craft – Kids can create an eight-armed wonder by turning a simple paper cup into an adorable octopus with just a few crafty supplies. They’ll love adding the wiggly tentacles and colorful details. It’s a fun way to bring the ocean to life at home!

Shark Name Craft – Create a shark paper craft that doubles as a fun name activity for kids. It’s a “jawsome” way to teach spelling and letter recognition while unleashing their inner sea adventurer. Get ready for a fin-tastic time!

Under The Sea Activities

If your kids can’t get enough of these toothy predators, they’re going to love our shark connect the dot printables! These engaging puzzles turn learning into fun and help kids develop their fine motor skills while practicing counting and number recognition.

As they connect the dots, they’ll reveal cool shark illustrations and enjoy coloring in their favorite ocean creatures. It’s a “jawsome” way to keep kids entertained and learning at the same time!

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Keep your little ones engaged this summer with our fun and free jellyfish worksheets! They’re designed to help kids practice letter recognition, handwriting, and scissor skills while having fun.

These worksheets are perfect for preschool, pre-K, and kindergarten children, and the best part is there’s zero prep—just print and start learning! This set includes a “Label a Jellyfish” activity, a letter J maze, and handwriting practice with the letter J. Grab your free worksheets and dive into a sea of learning fun!

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Dive into summertime fun with our ocean animal printable preschool worksheets! They’re perfect for little kids who love sea creatures. As your child works through each activity, they’ll boost their fine motor skills, letter recognition, and handwriting—all while exploring an exciting ocean theme.

These worksheets come with 22 pages packed with activities, and they’re great for preschool, pre-K, and kindergarten kids. Download now and keep the summer learning going!

Go on an underwater adventure with these counting fish worksheets! Your preschoolers will have a blast counting colorful fish and writing numbers to ten in this free set of math printables.

These activities are perfect for practicing counting and handwriting skills, all while exploring the world beneath the waves.

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Hand holding finished example of Crab Name Craft

Crab Name Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Bring the beach home with this fun crab name craft! This activity is a great way to engage kids as they learn to spell their names. They get to create a cute beach scene by making a paper craft of a crab and arranging seashells to spell out their names. 

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Crab template

Instructions

  1. Download the crab template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the eye stalks to the center and top of the body.
  3. Next, glue the eyes to the center of the eye stalks.
  4. Position the arms on each body side and back then glue them in place.
  5. Take the claws and glue them to the top of the arms.
  6. Place the legs on both sides of the bottom part of the body and glue them in place.
  7. Glue the sand to the bottom portion of the background paper.
  8. Now, glue the crab to the top of the sand.
  9. Finish off by gluing your child’s shell letters below the crab to spell their name.

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