Handprint Crafts: Crab
Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy this under-the-sea theme while creating a crab made from handprints and other shapes! This crustacean is not only fun but easy to make with low-mess which means less stress. Now let’s dive right in and begin!
🦀Warm-Up Crab Activity for Preschoolers:
Crabs walk in all directions but are most commonly spotted walking sideways. Try it yourself! Shape your hands like crab claws and walk sideways from one side of the room to the other!
How to Make a Handprint Crab:
1. For this activity, you’ll have two sheets of shapes, googly eyes, and a glue stick.
2. Carefully remove the perforated shapes from the sheets. Your little ones may need assistance with the handprints in particular.
3. Glue the hands together first by overlapping the palms. Make sure you glue with the thumbs pointing up!
4. Time for the infamous pinchers! Find the pie shapes and glue those on top of the index finger.
5. Let’s add the remaining details next: googly eyes on the thumbs, a white half-circle for the mouth, and a tongue on top.
6. Your crab is ready for action! Don’t forget, he walks sideways - remind your kiddo when they play with him!
Take a look at how to make this craft from start to finish!
What other water-loving animals can you create with handprints? See for yourself by checking out the Handprint Craft Kit! Your love the interactive craft and your child will love making it!