Paper Plate Crab Craft  For Kids

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If your kiddos love crabs and the beach, they’ll have fun making this paper plate crab craft!


– Paper plate – Red paint – Paintbrush – Scissors – Glue – Pencil – Tape – Crab template


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

2. Paint a paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of red paint. Let dry completely before moving on.

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3. Place the crab body template in the middle of the paper plate, trace, and cut it out.

4.Glue the eyeballs to the eye stalks, then arrange them in the middle, top of the crab body.

5. Position the crab's claws on each side of the body, towards the top of the shell.

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