Regular readers will know how much we like puppets crafts! Today we are casting our mind ahead to Summer and have designed a wonderfully cute CRAB PUPPET CRAFT we’re sure your kids will love.
There’s a PRINTABLE CRAB CRAFT TEMPLATE which you can print straight onto coloured card.
Add a popsicle stick to your crab puppet to make it walk sideways. It’s so adorable and fun!
Nip, nip, nip, down the page to get your crab puppet template and see how easy it is to make this fun ocean craft!
(This post has been updated 20/6/20)
Why not team this fun puppet crab craft up with some other ocean crafts? We have some Printable Crab Hats, Biting Shark Puppets, and some cool Embossed Fish!
If your kids want to learn more about crabs take a peek at DK Find Out for some fun crab facts for kids.
How To Make A Crab Puppet
Crab Craft Supplies
- Printable Crab Craft Template
- Orange and White Card
- Black Marker Pen
- Jumbo Popsicle Stick
How To Make A Paper Craft Puppet
1 – Download and print the printable crab template onto printer card. (Click the pink text link towards the end of this post to get yours.)
2 – Cut out the pieces and trace around the small round eyes onto white card and cut out.
3 – Cut the two circle pincers in half and glue them onto the front legs.
4 – Fold the 8 back legs into zig zags.
5 – Glue the legs onto the front half of the crab’s body.
6 – Fold the back of the crab’s shell over and glue the edge of it behind the head.
7 – Give the eyes some pupils with a marker pen and glue them onto the eye stalks.
8 – Fold the head upwards and draw on a happy smile.
9 – Glue a jumbo popsicle stick handle onto the underneath of the crab at the back.
Click here to get your printable Puppet Crab Craft Template.
(This post and product has been updated 20/6/20 and there is now a small charge.)
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