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Turn Paper Plates into Crabs with This Fun Summer Craft!


  • Encourage children to experiment with colors and faces as they create their crabs.
  • Utilize crabs for activities such as crab race, crab walk or just decorate the classroom!

Before You Start:
Cut crab claws and legs out of foam pieces, pipe cleaners or construction paper. Provide paper plates, red pom poms and wiggly eyes. Use Colorations® Foam Paint in various colors.

Materials Needed:
Set of all 12 Colorations® Extra-Safe Plastic Glitter – 1 lb. Each
Colorations® Foam Paint, 8 oz. – Set of 7
Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners – Pack of 100
9″ White Paper Plates – 100 Pieces
Black Wiggly Eyes – 1000 Pieces
Red Pom Poms

Let’s Begin:

  1. Have children paint two paper plates with Colorations® Foam Paint.
  2. Encourage the children to make designs on their crabs.
  3. Allow the paint to dry.
  4. Glue the paper plates together.
  5. Add pom poms and wiggly eyes.
  6. Add construction paper claws and legs.

With Colorations® Foam Paint and prepped materials, the project is done in one sitting and ready for a crab walk display!