Learn how to create a fun and engaging 3D paper crab craft with this step-by-step tutorial for kids. This easy-to-follow guide will walk you through each stage of the process, from cutting out the template to assembling the final product. 

Crabs are fascinating creatures that scuttle along the ocean floor with their unique sideways walk. If your kids are a fan of these interesting crustaceans, they will love creating their own 3D paper crab craft. In this step-by-step tutorial, we will show you how to make a fun and colorful paper crab that your child can proudly display in their room. This is the best craft idea to spark your child’s creativity, but it will also provide a great opportunity for them to practice their fine motor skills and follow directions. Let’s get crafting!

3D Crab Step By Step Craft Using Paper For Kids

3D Crab Paper Craft Step By Step Tutorial For Kids

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Supplies & Tools

  • Blue Drawing Sheet
  • Color Paper(Red, Yellow, Green, Orange, Sky-Blue)
  • Marker (Black, White)
  • Googly Eye
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Crab Paper Craft Instructions

Step #1: Working With Yellow Paper

Working With Yellow Paper

Start by taking a sky blue drawing sheet as a craft base. Then, grab a yellow sheet, & cut it into a wave-like shape, & paste it on the bottom side of the craft base.

Step #2: Folding Red Circle To Make Creases

Folding Red Circle To Make Creases

In this step, take the red color paper and cut it into a circle shape. Then fold it in half from the center to make creases & then unfold it.

Step #3: Folding The Circle Again

Folding The Circle Again

Now, fold the red circle from the middle again & use it as a crab claw.

Step #4: Pasting Crab’s Claw

Pasting Crab's Claw 

Now, paste that crab claw on the craft base as shown in the above image.

Step #5: Pasting Another Crab’s Claw

Pasting Another Crab's Claw

Now, make another claw of crab in the same manner and paste it near the first one.

Step #6: Making Crab Body

Making Crab Body 

In this step, make another folded red circle with the same process & use it as a crab body & paste it on the craft base in a little crooked form.

Step #7: Pasting Googly Eyes

Pasting Googly Eyes

It’s time to paste googly eyes over the crab’s body on the craft base.

Step #8: Drawing Mouth

Drawing Mouth

Now, use a black marker & draw a curvy line for the mouth under the eyes, and draw lines to connect the hands and eyes with the body.

Step #9: Drawing Legs

Drawing Legs

Draw 4 legs on the left side of the body using a black marker.

Step #10: Making Grass

Making Grass

Now, draw four legs on the right side of the crab’s body as well. Now, take orange paper & make another crab with the same process & paste it on the top right of the craft base. Then, take a green paper and cut it into the shape of a long wavey shape & use it as seagrass. Paste it on the bottom right side of the yellow paper.

Step #11: Drawing Water Bubbles

Drawing Water Bubbles

Repeat the process & make 3 more seagrass shapes & paste all of them as shown in the above image. Now, use a white marker & draw little circles as bubbles of different sizes on the blue sheet.

Here Is Our Final Glimpse Of 3D Crab Craft!

Here Is Our Final Glimpse Of 3D Crab Craft!

Complete our craft by making dots on the yellow paper representing sea waves. Now, your wonderful 3D paper crab craft is ready!

Your wonderful 3D paper crab craft is finished now. This craft is thoroughly enjoyable and should be easily designed. It provides valuable knowledge about color themes. You can also add your creativity to enhance it further. If you want similar craft ideas then you could make different types of crabs like hermit, horseshoe crabs, paper plate crabs, etc. Please share this craft with your friends & family. Don’t forget to share your feedback in the comment section.

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