There’s no fear of getting pinched here, our free printable crab template the sweetest!
Our free download has four different designs that are perfect for kids art and crafts, especially if you are looking at an under the sea topic or if you want to make some beach or ocean crafts, it would be a great option for summer too!
Once you’ve downloaded the PDF file you can print as many copies as you like, so if you’re looking to do some crab crafts and activities in your preschool, kindergarten or classroom then it’s a great option but it’s perfect for encouraging some creativity at home as well.
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I love making under the sea and beach crafts with my kids and it’s a topic that’s come up again and again over the years, especially during summer break when we’re looking for ideas to keep ourselves busy!
We made this easy paper plate crab craft when my kids were one and four years old so it was a great activity for preschoolers but personally I found drawing the crab’s legs for them tricky (they didn’t complain, don’t worry!)
I love using templates like this one because when you’re in a rush it can be really helpful to have something that’s quick to set up and that you know will be easily recognisable for the things it’s meant to be.
We don’t talk about the time I made them teddy bear toast and they thought it was supposed to be a pig!
There are four different designs available in the PDF file for this download, the first is a basic crab outline that’s perfect for decorating and the second one is the same but includes eyes and a mouth.
The third and fourth templates both have more details to the crab’s claws and legs with the third not having details for the eyes or a mouth and the fourth having them.
Crab Craft Ideas
Coloring – coloring is a great activity for kids of all ages, it’s quick to set up, works well as a quiet time activity and is something that lots of kids (and adults) genuinely enjoy doing. To use these printables as crab coloring sheets all you need to do is print out your favorite design and grab your marker pens, coloring pencils or crayons.
Collage – Collages can be a great way to use up any old craft supplies that you have as well as being a good excuse to practice using scissors. Simply hunt out any craft supplies and cut them to size before using glue to stick them onto your template (school glue or PVA often works better than a glue stick for this.) Good collage materials for kids can include colored scrap paper or cardstock, fabric scraps, yarn, dried pasta or rice or natural materials like leaves or sticks.
Tissue Paper Squares – Using tissue paper is a really fun way to to create an easy crab craft. Glue red tissue paper squares onto your crab’s body, add more layers to build up the color.
Ocean Themed Free Printable Templates
I’ve shared loads of free printable craft templates because they’re a great way to do some easy craft projects with your kids without having to spend a fortune.
You’ll find lots of sea creatures available including sea turtles, sharks and fish but these are three of my favourites. Why not check out all of our templates for enough to make a fantastic under the sea bulletin board!
This whale template has two different designs so that you can add your some water spurting out of it’s blowhole if you’d like.
This starfish template is one of our newest and its basic design make it great for crafting with younger kids.
I love this sweet dolphin template that has two different designs available.
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