Cute Little Crab

As we continue our ocean theme we learned about crabs today and made a crab.  It turned out really cute.

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Here’s what you’ll need: construction paper, tissue paper, glue, wiggly eyes, 2 paper bowls and something to brush the glue on with.

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Hailey did a great job tearing up the red tissue paper.

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In one bowl mix a little bit of water in with some glue and brush it onto the bottom and sides of the other bowl.

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Cover the bottom and sides of the bowl with red tissue paper.  You can also do this with paint instead of tissue paper if you’d like to.

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While Hailey was busy covering her bowl with tissue paper I cut out a mouth and some legs.  There are 8 regular legs and 2 legs with claws.  I also cut out some seaweed from the green tissue paper which I forgot to take a picture of.

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Glue on the seaweed.

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Add the legs.

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Turn the bowl covered in tissue paper right side up and put glue all over the rim.

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Add eyes and a mouth and you have your finished crab.  (Hailey used so much glue that when I took this picture 5 hours after we made the crab- the glue was still wet!)

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13 comments on “Cute Little Crab

  1. Rachel on said:

    You have so many fun projects here! I’d love to link to some of them if you didn’t mind.

  2. Crystal on said:

    This is so cute! We are going to have to try this one.

  3. Sarah on said:

    Oh my word! That is an adorable little crab! I love it!

  4. jennifer on said:

    That is a great crab. Hailey did a great job.

    Thanks for sharing with Friday Showcase!!!

  5. Anne on said:

    I love using tissue paper instead of paint. WE paint a lot. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Melissa on said:

    We have never used tissue paper to paint – my kids would love that! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Mama King on said:

    Adorable! Found you via Ramblings.

  8. jolene on said:

    I AM SOOO GLAD I FOUND UR BLOG! Sooooo many good ideas! Thanks soooo much! Adding u to my blogroll!

  9. Miller Moments on said:

    That crab is adorable!

  10. Clemencia on said:

    this is so cute, thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. caroline lennox on said:

    This is a wonderful project! I have linked to here from my own blog as we are doing seaside crafting this week. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  12. sTEPHANIE sMITH-hUFF on said:

    We are studying the s a great craft thank you sooooo much for sharing!

  13. Kayla on said:

    Oh my goodness! This is the cutest project! This is my first few months as a Pre-K teacher (a class of 19 kids between 4-5 years old) and am doing an Ocean theme this summer. I will definitely be using this idea. I was just wondering, did you use a template to cut out the claws, or were you able to just free hand draw and cut them out yourself??

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