We’re rounding out the end of summer with another fun paper loop craft! These Paper Loop Crabs are so cute, and so easy to make, too!
We do love paper loop crafts lately. It’s a really fun way for the craft to “pop” off the page! Simply roll, staple, and create! It’s amazing what you can imagine with just a loop of paper.
These crabs go great with our Paper Loop Pufferfish and our Paper Loop Sharks, too. If you want more crab crafts, we have those, as well. Like our Handprint Crab Craft and this darling Rock Crab Craft.
To make our Paper Loop Crabs you will need red and blue paper, we used different shades of blue. It also helps if the blue paper is heavier, like cardstock. The red paper should be lighter. Also needed are small googly eyes, a black marker, 1.5” hole punch, glue stick, a stapler, and scissors.
Paper Loop Crabs
- Blue cardstock
- Red paper
- Googly eyes, small
- Black marker
- 1.5” hole punch
- Glue stick
Begin by cutting the paper.
The blue needs to be cut in half.
The red paper should be cut in about thirds.
Now roll up the strip of red paper. Staple closed on both ends.
Staple the loop of red paper to the blue card, width-wise.
Use the black marker to draw lines for the eyes and pincers.
Also draw shorter legs along the side of the crab. We started with 3 legs, but a crab actually has 4 legs for a total of 10 including pincers. Your crab, your legs.
Attach eyes to the top of the center two lines.
Punch 2 circles from the red paper with the hole punch.
Fold the circles in half and cut a V shape from the rounded part. Glue these to the top of the pincer lines.
Be sure to check out more of our fun summer crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!