This hermit crab craft uses a paper plate, sequins and a handprint!
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This craft was made in three stages: the body of the crab, the shell, and then assembling it all together. I used:
- Red washable paint
- White card
- White paper plate
- Sequins (we used some of the Spangle Mix that was sent to us by the fab people at craftprojectideas.com)
- Red pipe cleaner
- Wire cutters
- Googly eyes
Paint your child’s hand with the red paint and make a handprint onto the white card.
Turn the paper plate upside down and provide your child with sequins and glue to that they can decorate it. I drew a spiral onto the plate so that it looked more like a shell, and F decided to follow the line with the glue! He did very well and I was rather impressed!
He then stuck the sequins onto the glue. Obviously you could glue on anything you have to hand – buttons, tissue paper, beads, whatever!
When everything had dried, I shaped the paper plate, cut out the handprint, and taped them together. I used the wire cutters to cut the pipe cleaner into two small pieces and glued googly eyes to each end. I taped these onto the thumb part of the handprint.
This would be a great craft to go along with the book A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle.