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Crab Paper Bag Puppet For Kids [Free Template]

The beach is a great place for kids to have fun and explore.

There’s so much to see and do, from building sandcastles to swimming in the ocean to finding crabs in the sand.

If you want to bring a little bit of the beach back with you, try creating this crab paper bag puppet craft with your little ones.

It’s a fun and easy craft that kids will love, and it’s perfect for pretend play and puppet shows. Download the free template and get started!

Also, be sure to check out all of our ocean crafts for kids.

Crab Puppet

crab paper bag puppet craft image collage with the words paper bag crab craft

Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Crab template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.

Directions

Download the crab template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding crab paper bag puppet craft template

Begin by gluing the eyes to the top of the eye stalks.

hand gluing eye to crab paper bag puppet craft

Position the eye stalks in the middle of the head and glue them to the backside.

hand gluing eye stalks to crab paper bag puppet craft

Create the body by gluing the belly to the bottom of the body.

hand gluing belly to crab paper bag puppet craft

Next, glue the 6 legs to the back of the body, 3 legs on each side.

hand gluing legs to crab paper bag puppet craft

Take the claws and glue them to the back of the body, above the legs.

hand gluing claw to crab paper bag puppet craft

Glue the blue ocean background to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing ocean background to crab paper bag puppet craft

Place the crab’s body on the top of the blue background and glue it in place.

hand gluing crab body to paper bag

Finish by gluing the head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing crab head to paper bag
hand holding paper bag crab craft

Ocean Ideas For Kids

Kids love the ocean! There’s so much to explore and learn about. We have tons of great ideas to help make learning fun for kids. From hands-on activities to crafts to games, we’ve got something for everyone. Read on below for our favorite ideas.

Ocean Books For Kids

Reading aloud to kids is not only a great opportunity for parents and children to spend quality time together, but it is also an excellent way to encourage a lifelong love of reading. By engaging in this simple activity on a regular basis, young minds are exposed to a wide variety of literature and language, stimulating their imaginations and expanding their horizons.

Those are some of the reasons we recommend starting with books. Here are some of the most popular ocean books for kids.

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!

Ocean Crafts For Kids

Crafting is a great way for kids to express their creativity. It can also help them to develop fine motor skills and learn to follow instructions. In addition, crafting can be a fun way for kids to spend time with their friends or family members.

Try adding more ocean crafts for kids!

2 paper bag crab puppets

Paper Plate Killer Whale Craft – This Orca craft is the perfect activity for a rainy day. Kids will have a blast cutting, gluing, and painting to create their own whale. The best part is that you probably already have all of the supplies in your house.

Handprint Crab Craft – This crab craft is perfect for summertime! It’s a fun and easy way to make a cute crab without any painting required. Plus, it’s a fast craft that kids can make in no time. Just gather up some supplies and you’re ready to go.

Easy Jellyfish Craft – This craft is the perfect way to encourage kids’ creativity while also introducing them to some of the wonders of the ocean. It involves plenty of fine motor skills practice so it’s educational too!

Shark Headband Craft – This easy and colorful craft will have your kids feeling like they are swimming in the ocean with their very own shark friend. It’s one of the most popular ocean crafts we’ve ever made!

Ocean Activities For Kids

If you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to help your child build fine motor skills and develop number recognition abilities, then try out these shark color by number printables!

hand holding paper bag crab craft

There’s no need to be bored on a rainy day when you can play one of these ocean-themed board games with your kids. Not only are they fun, but they’re also educational. Your little ones will love them.

When it comes to learning and play, nothing beats these ocean pattern block mats. These fun, colorful mats make it easy for kids to learn about shapes, patterns, and fine motor skills. With vibrant hues and eye-catching designs, these mats are sure to be a hit with both young children!

Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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2 paper bag crab puppets

Crab Paper Bag Puppet For Kids

Prep Time: 14 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

If you're looking for a fun and creative ocean craft idea for kids, look no further than this crab paper bag puppet!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Crab template

Instructions

  1. Download the crab template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the eyes to the top of the eye stalks.
  3. Position the eye stalks in the middle of the head and glue them to the backside.
  4. Create the body by gluing the belly to the bottom of the body.
  5. Next, glue the 6 legs to the back of the body, 3 legs on each side.
  6. Take the claws and glue them to the back of the body, above the legs.
  7. Glue the blue ocean background to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
  8. Place the crab's body on the top of the blue background and glue it in place.
  9. Finish by gluing the head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

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Crab Puppet Template

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Brenda Hook

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

This is going to be great for my summer school class. Thanks!

Sam

Friday 27th of May 2022

You're welcome!

Kristina N Stricker

Friday 20th of May 2022

Super cute.

Sam

Friday 20th of May 2022

Thanks :)

Vera Davinci

Friday 20th of May 2022

Great activity for Ocean Day in June.

Sam

Friday 20th of May 2022

THanks!

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