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Torn Paper Crab Craft For Kids (Free Template)

Bring a piece of the ocean to life with a fun and easy torn paper crab craft! Kids will love tearing colorful pieces of paper to fit inside the crab to create a mosaic masterpiece. 

This engaging activity is tons of fun and helps little ones develop important skills like hand-eye coordination and fine motor precision as they tear and carefully place each piece to form the crab shape.

Download our free crab template, grab some colorful paper and a glue stick, and let the fun begin! This simple project is perfect for a rainy day, a beach-themed unit, or any time your little ones are feeling creative. 

Once the kiddos have made their little side-walker, dive deeper to find more ocean crafts for kids! Explore more exciting projects that bring the wonders of the sea to life and keep those little hands busy and engaged.

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Supplies

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!

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First, encourage your child to spread the glue over a section of the crab background paper.

Hand gluing the crab of Torn Paper Crab Craft

Create the crab by tearing the red paper into small pieces, then begin gluing them onto the background paper.

Hand gluing the red torn paper of Torn Paper Crab Craft

Next, help your child to position the eyes to the top portion of the crab’s body and glue them in place.

Hand gluing the eyes of Torn Paper Crab Craft

Finally, guide your child to draw the mouth using the black marker. Optionally, add two eyebrows above the eyes.

Hand drawing the mouth of Torn Paper Crab Craft

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

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Beach Themed Ideas For Kids

Ready to make a splash with some beach themed fun for your kids? There’s a tidal wave of excitement waiting for them when they complete educational activities that’ll have them surfing through facts to hands-on projects that’ll make waves at playtime.

We have plenty of ideas to keep your little ocean explorers entertained, so let’s explore the sandy shores for some sea-sational fun!

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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!

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Beach Crafts For Kids

Crab Name Craft – Kids can practice spelling their name and letter recognition with this personalized crabby activity! They’ll be excited to spell out their own name with the seashells and make learning as fun as a day at the beach.

Beach Headband Craft – Let’s turn your little ones into ocean royalty with a beautiful seashell crown! This creative headband is a fun way to spark their creativity and imagination. Gather colorful paper, gems, and other embellishments to create a crown fit for a prince or princess!

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Shark Suncatcher Craft – Add a fin-tastic touch to your home with a shark suncatcher! Kids can add a splash of color to any window with tissue paper and contact paper. Watch as the sunlight dances through the colorful fins, creating a mesmerizing underwater scene for all to admire!

Tissue Paper Jellyfish – Kids will love crafting this colorful, wiggly ocean friend using tissue paper! It’s a fun way to explore textures and colors, and the result is a cute decoration that will bring underwater magic to any room!

Beach Themed Activities For Preschoolers

Dive on into having fun with our ocean animal pattern block mats! These hands-on learning activities are so engaging that kids won’t even realize they’re educational. They’re great to bring out during summertime or ocean ecosystem lessons.

They’re super easy to use at home or in the classroom, and can be enjoyed year after year! Use them for preschool, pre-K, and kindergarten children to combine math and creativity. You’ll receive 14 pages of ocean animal mats for kids to dive in and start learning with!

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Playing games is the best way to learn! It’s fun, so kids don’t even realize they’re learning. Our free ocean printable matching game is an educational activity that is perfect for teaching them about fascinating sea creatures while sharpening their memory, focus, and visual discrimination skills.

Kids will have a blast matching up all the different sea animals, making learning fun and engaging. It’s the perfect way to bring the wonders of the ocean into your home or classroom! Download and start a matching game today!

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Kids will love the squishy, stretchy fun of creating their very own beach in a bowl. Combining the texture of sand with the gooeyness of slime, this sand slime is a blast to make and play with. It’s great to use with sensory and tactile exploration, plus it’s sure to keep little hands busy and excited.

Gather up a few supplies to make this slime with the kiddos!

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These At The Beach letter find worksheets are great to use with preschool and early elementary children! These fun, beach-themed worksheets help kids recognize letters Bb, Cc, Ll, and Ss amidst a sea of similar letters.

They’re a fantastic addition to your reading readiness activities to make letter recognition a breeze. Keep the summer slump at bay with these engaging and educational printables.

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Torn Paper Crab Craft

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

Bring a piece of the ocean to life with a fun and easy torn paper crab craft! Kids will love tearing colorful pieces of paper to fit inside the crab to create a mosaic masterpiece. 

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Download the crab template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by spreading the glue over a section of the crab background paper.
  3. Create the crab by tearing the red paper into small pieces, then begin gluing them onto the background paper.
  4. Next, position the eyes to the top portion of the crab’s body and glue them in place.
  5. Finish off by drawing the mouth using the black marker.

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Stacy

Monday 8th of July 2024

What a fine fine motor activity!

Sam

Monday 8th of July 2024

Haha, thanks!

zara

Saturday 6th of July 2024

Cute!

Sam

Monday 8th of July 2024

I'm so happy you like it!

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