A Paper Plate Crab Craft for Kids to Make

A Paper Plate Crab Craft for Kids to Make - Perfect for Ocean, Under the Sea, Finding Dory and summer parties! KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

I have to say, this is Stinkin’ Adorable! My little guy has been posing this paper plate crab for hours. Every time I walk by the patio table, this crab is in a different position! Connor keeps saying, “Ok mom, NOW take a picture!”. Hmm…future photographer? I think I have about 80 pictures of this Paper Plate Crab Craft, so yes! That’s a possible career for him. Come on in, and I’ll show you the “how to”:

 

A Paper Plate Crab Craft for Kids to Make - Perfect for Ocean, Under the Sea, Finding Dory and summer parties! KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

For this Paper Plate Crab Craft, You’re Gonna Need:

  • 1 red paper dessert plate 
  • 4 Paper Straws – Red
  • 5 Red pipe cleaners
  • 2 black beads

Additional Equipment:

  • A hole puncher
  • Scissors
  • Optional – glue

Now, onto the fun:

A Paper Plate Crab Craft for Kids to Make - Perfect for Ocean, Under the Sea, Finding Dory and summer parties! KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

  • For the front legs, you’ll cut 1 paper straw as follows: 4 sections that are 1&1/2 inches long and the remaining piece of straw that should be about 2 inches – cut in half – So…you’ll have (4) 1&1/2 inch pieces and (2) 1 inch pieces
  • The remaining legs, just cut the straws into (4) 2 inch sections – Even Steven 🙂
  • Cut 4 pipe cleaners in half – these will be for the 8 legs
  • With your 1 remaining pipe cleaner – cut (2) 2 inch sections 

  • Eyes- Use a hole punch to punch eyes in the front of the plate and 4 holes on each side of the plate – 8 total – for legs
    • Attach the 2 small pipe cleaner pieces to the front eye holes and stand them up
    • Add beads to the top and if you want to – secure with glue
  • Legs – Put the half pipe cleaner pieces onto the plate by bending one end of each one through the leg holes
  • On the front legs,(for each one) add (2) of your 1&1/2 inch pieces of straw and the little 1 inch piece on the end
  • On the back legs (for each one) add (2) 2 inch sections
  • Bend the ends of the pipes cleaner over the straws to secure them in place

A Paper Plate Crab Craft for Kids to Make - Perfect for Ocean, Under the Sea, Finding Dory and summer parties! KidFriendlyThingsToDo.comThat’s it! You’re done, my friend!

A Paper Plate Crab Craft for Kids to Make - Perfect for Ocean, Under the Sea, Finding Dory and summer parties! KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

Now, the kids can have fun posing it into every which way!

A Paper Plate Crab Craft for Kids to Make - Perfect for Ocean, Under the Sea, Finding Dory and summer parties! KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

Don’t leave without following along for a ton more ideas and recipes, too!

 

 


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