Friday, July 5, 2013


Summer Fun for Preschoolers: Crab Craft

Today I am happy to welcome Melanie from Our Crafts ~N~ Things with an adorable crab craft--perfect for an ocean or beach theme!! 

This is the fifth week in the Summer Fun For Preschoolers series! Each Friday this summer I'm sharing a guest post with wonderful ideas of ways to intentionally spend time with your young children!  Click here for a list of all the weeks, and check out the contributors in the left hand sidebar!

Crab Activity

We took a recent trip to the beach- it was Hailey and Hunter's first time to see the ocean. Since our trip to the beach Hailey has been excited to learn all about the ocean. We borrowed lots of books from the library all about the ocean and have started an ocean unit which we will work on throughout this month. To get the fun started we made a paper bowl crab craft.

Crab Activity

Here is what you'll need to get started: paper bowl, glue, red paint, tissue paper, construction paper, black felt, wiggly eyes, scissors, something to paint with.

Crab Activity

First I had Hailey and Hunter paint their paper bowls all red.

Crab Activity

While they were busy painting, I cut out the various pieces we would need for the crab legs, mouth and some seaweed. I used the construction paper for the legs, the felt for the mouth and the tissue paper for the seaweed.

Crab Activity

Hailey glued her seaweed onto her blue construction paper.

Crab Activity

Hailey and Hunter glued the crab legs to their papers.

Crab Activity

Hailey very carefully placing the legs.

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Adding some eyes

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Then she positioned the red bowl onto her paper.

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Hailey's completed crab.

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Both of the crabs hanging out in the sun.
If you're looking for more ocean related crafts and activities, be sure to stop by and see what we're up to during the month of July.

Melanie has been married to the man of her dreams for 13 years and together they have two great kids. She is super excited to be starting her first year of homeschooling this fall! She blogs about the crafts and activities she does with her kids at Our Crafts ~N~ Things. You can also like her on Facebook and follow her on Pinterest so you don’t miss any the fun activities.

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I may share at any of these parties!


Bible Fun For Kids said...

Cute crab! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at TGIF! Thanks for hosting the link up also!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thanks so much for pinning Debbie!

Kierna C said...

Thanks for linking up, very cute crabs indeed.

Unknown said...

This craft is just adorable! Pinning!

The OT Toolbox said...
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The OT Toolbox said...

Sorry, typo in the last comment :) This is so cute! We are featuring your post with our FB fans. Also pinning :) Thanks for sharing with us at Share It Saturday!

Laura from Lalymom said...

I was looking through a bloghop and my 3 year old walked up, looked at all the little pitcures for a moment and said, "Mommy, I want make a crab! I want to make a crab!" Must be pretty great if she requests it from all the others! :)

Unknown said...

Super cute crab craft!

I featured this on TGIF this week here Thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us! Hope to see you linked up again later today.

Have a great weekend!

The OT Toolbox said...

Love this crabby craft :) Thanks for sharing with us, we will be featuring this post tomorrow on Share it Saturday.

Julie Rogers said...

What a cute crab! We would love for you to share at our fun Super Summer Saturday link up here: Thanks! Julie

Unknown said...

Love this craft! I'm featuring it on our round-up this week - thanks for sharing at Discover & Explore!