Most of us head to the beach in the Summer if we can and if it’s too far then there’s always the option of sand and water play at home and lots of themed beach crafts! Today we’re sharing with you one of our most favourite Summer crafts yet, Cute And Fun Crab Hats!
These homemade crab headbands are simply adorable and easy to make with our free printable template. Check them out in the video or photo tutorial. Don’t you just want to see the whole family wearing them right this instant? So cute, so fun!
You can make these fun crab hats by printing the free template onto white card and colouring them in or by printing the body parts straight onto coloured card.
It’s easy to personalise your crab headband with the position of the eyes, pincers and legs and of course by drawing on your own style of cheeky smile!
This crab craft would go super well with our Paper Weave Fish, Swimming Mermaids and Chomping Shark Puppets so take a peek at those while you’re here too. Click on the links or the photos below go straight to them. Scroll down to see how to make your Crab Hats and to pick up your free printable template.
Cute and Fun Crab Hats Tutorial
Supplies To Make Crab Hats
- Free Printable Template (Get yours at the end of this tutorial.)
- Coloured Card
- White Card
- Black Sharpie Pen
How To Make Adorable Crab Headbands
You can watch the video tutorial or scroll down for written and photographed step by steps. Don’t forget to download your free printable pattern at the bottom of the page.
1 – Download and print your free two page template. (Get yours below.)
2 – There are three ways you can use the crab hats template.
- You can print the whole template onto white card and colour it in.
- Print it on to paper and draw around it onto coloured card.
- Print sheet 1, the crab’s body pieces, onto coloured card and sheet 2, the crab’s eyes, onto white card. (This is the option we chose because it was quick and easy.)
3 – Cut out your template pieces and glue together the crabs eyes. Children can have fun making the eyes point in different directions for each crab.
4 – Glue the eyes onto the back of the large rectangle front piece and attach the crab’s pincers. These too can be glued in different positions so that each crab hat is different.
5 – Finish off your crab’s face by drawing on a smile with your black Sharpie pen.
6 – To make the round crab headband staple the second large rectangle piece onto the first at either side. You can measure around the child’s head to get a good fit.
7 – Cut out the crab’s 8 additional legs and fold them into small zig zags.
8 – Glue the legs onto the inside of the crab headband at the sides.
Now your cute and fun crab hats are ready for wearing! Aren’t they just adorable?
Click here to get your free printable Crab Hats Template. Fill out your email and your download will be automatically sent straight to you.
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