Baby Crab Craft

Teach your young toddler/baby how to make a crab through hand and feet painting. Great for sensory exploration and very simple to make!
Crab Baby Craft

Classified: Easy enough that a baby can do it!

What you need:
  • Red and brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • White and blue paper
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Glue
  • Hands and feet
  • Optional: Black Marker
What to do:
1. Paint your baby/toddler's hand red and print it onto a sheet of white paper. Repeat, this time print in the opposite direction, overlapping the previous hand print (see photo). Try not to paint the thumbs.
Crab body and legs hand print

2. Paint the pinky sides of your baby/toddler's hands. This will act as the crab's claws. Print once on each hand.

3. Paint your baby/toddler's foot brown (for sand) and print. Allow all parts to dry.

4. Cut out all parts and glue onto a sheet of blue paper according to the picture above.
Example of our crab prints

5. Using a paintbrush, paint the arms onto the crab's claws.
6. Glue on Wiggle Eyes.
7. Draw in details and enjoy!

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  1. thanks for sharing. we'll try to do this.

    new follower


  2. That is so cute!!! Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Fridays! I hope to have you back to link up again this week! :)

  3. love this little crabby craft! Happy Friday! Colleen:)


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