Crab Papercraft

This simple and fun crab papercraft is the perfect activity to make during beach week or just because! Grab the free downloadable crab template so you and the kids can make this again and again. 

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My favorite way to get my kids away from their screens is with crafts. I love to see their minds working and my kids can’t resist! And together with the Seahorse Papercraft and Papercraft Jellyfish, this cute crab papercraft is just waiting to become part of an underwater adventure.

Art and crafts for children have many benefits that go beyond just building creativity. As they take ownership while doing the crafts and are involved in creating something using their own hands, they gain self-confidence, become more creative, and build and strengthen fine motor skills. 

Crab Craft Activity

Your kids are going to love this crab papercraft. This crab craft is easy to do and helps encourage your kids to be creative. With these simple directions, you and your kids can create a crab papercraft, don’t forget to download your free template to make it even easier!

Craft activities for preschoolers

Papercraft activities help kids enter into the world of creativity and exploration. Doing papercraft activities out of paper is perfect to do with kids because they don’t need any complicated tools or paintbrushes. 

Finished crab papercraft Pinterest image


  1. Colored craft papers
  2. Craft glue
  3. Pencil
  4. Sharpie
  5. Scissors

Planning a Beach Theme week check out these fun Printables!

How to Make a Crab out of Paper

Pick orange-colored paper and trace the crab body and base it on that paper. Trace and cut out the parts.

Attach the cutouts, crawling legs, and blush cutouts on both sides of the body base. Now, attach the eye cutouts.

Attach the cutouts, crawling legs, and blush cutouts on both sides of the body base. Now, attach the eye cutouts.

Crafts have an important role in a child’s development. They get to express their imagination build creativity and develop lifelong skills. 

It is a wonderful way to promote a healthy mind for your child. Let them indulge in these activities; improve imagination and foster listening and communication.

More Beach Themed Activities

Who doesn’t love beach activities? While making this crab project be sure to introduce your kids to some other beach-themed projects that they will love!

Create a beach water table! Add water, sand and some beach toys for the kids to play with their senses and explore. 

Did you know that you could dye sand? Grab some cool containers and a bag of sand and make sand art with the kids. They will love creating all kinds of fun projects with sand. 

Want to teach your kids a little more about the beach and what lives there? grab Clam I Am as a fun simple read that you can teach them all about the beach. This will soon become one of your kid’s favorite books.  

How Do I Access My Free Template?

Fill in the form above. You will receive an email in your inbox. If you don’t see it check your spam folder! You will then click to confirm your subscription. Once confirmed you will be taken to Airtable (a different website) where all our free templates will be waiting for you! It is free to sign up for Air Table!

How Do I Print A PDF?

You’ll need a program that supports PDFs. Adobe Acrobat is a great option. Open the program, click file then print. Select your printer and the number of copies you want to print. Be sure you click double-sided if you want it to print on both sides. 

Can I Resell These?

You may not resell any printable or template that you find on our website or in our resource library. You may use them for class parties, at church, at home, or in the classroom. You may get these printed at an office supply store or copy center at your own expense.

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