Here are some crab and lobster activities and crafts that are suitable for young children.
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On the first really hot day of the year, we finally got outside to do some water play. This included a wind-up lobster toy and water squirt crab!
Paper Plate Crab
I was inspired by No Time For Flashcards to make this crab from a paper plate. I used a red plate which meant we didn’t need to paint a white one first. I prepared all the pieces, intending that F would help me construct the crab, but in the end I did it all myself. He’s just turned 2 and I don’t think he was ready for this activity yet.
Moveable Paper Plate Lobster
I made this for F using a red paper plate, paper fasteners (brads, split pins) and googly eyes.
I cut two claws out from the sides of the plate and used the centre section for the body. Then I made holes in the ends of the claws and “arms” and pushed a red paper fastener through to secure them together. Then I made another hole to thread the pipe cleaner through and glued on googly eyes.
This idea for this craft came from Sprout Online – but I don’t think the post is there any more.
Mess-Free Hand and Foot Lobster
This could be done with painted prints but I decided to make a mess-free version. I drew around one of F’s hands and feet to get the outlines. Actually, I only got an approximate outline of his foot – he was rather squirmy!
Then I used the outlines as a template to cut out two hands and a foot from textured red card. I mounted them on white card, drew in some details and added googly eyes.
See 123HomeSchool4Me for a painted version of a hand and foot lobster.
These crafts are part of our Red Crafts and Activities week.