Ocean Themed Crab Art for toddlers by lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Crabby Art

June 8, 2015


We love a good Ocean themed craft in the Lukeosaurus house hold! We just cannot get enough of them; we’re currently working on a nice A3 Ocean Scape for the living room wall with lots of different materials but for now…

Ocean Themed Crab Art for toddlers by lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

We made this fab A3 sized crab! Isn’t he fun? I saw something similar to this on Pinterest a while back and thought Luke and I just had to make it.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

A3 Piece of Paper/Card (we use an A3 Sketch Pad)

Red Paint

Half a Paper Plate

2 Strips of Red Paper

Black Marker


What To Do:

This craft is really simple and can easily be achieved by children of any age, so long as they are able to use a paint brush/paint without eating it!

First, paint half of the paper plate with red paint. Luke used a variety of different brushes to do this as he’s really enjoying trying out all the different sized and textured brushes at the moment.

While you still have the red paint out, paint your little one’s hands and let them make two hand prints on the A3 paper – these are the crabs claws.

Once the paper plate is dry, glue it to the bottom of the paper and using black marker, draw two little eyes on. You can even use googly eyes here if you like.

Fold two strips of red paper, or paper that has been painted red, and glue one end to the hand print and the other just under the paper plater (if the edges are raised slightly); these are the crabs arms.

And that’s it, you’re all done!

Luke’s really chuffed with his little crab and it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon. He really enjoys painting so the activity lasted at least an hour, probably just over, before he got bored. Painting always makes a good pre-bath time activity as well!


  • Clare’s Little Tots

    June 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks for hosting again and thanks for featuring our post from last week πŸ™‚
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 9, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      No worries lovely, we love gloop over here! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Leandra

    June 9, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Lovely craft, so cute!

    Thanks so much for helping me out for this weeks #toddlerapprovedtuesday xx
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 9, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks Leandra! We’re fish made here <3 Absolutely no worries, I'm more than happy to help. I feel quite honoured. πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Mummy R

    June 9, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Thanks for this – I think my girls are still a bit little but can’t wait till we can do all this sort of stuff! #twinklytuesdays
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 9, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Aww, I sometimes have to help Luke finish off paintings and sometimes I need to do extra bits and bobs for him, but that’s okay! Glad you like it, lovely. Thanks for commenting. xx

  • West Essex Mums

    June 9, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    This looks like so much fun and I love crabs so this a great way to create one. On the ‘must try’ list #ToddlerApprovedTuesday
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 9, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      So glad you like it, lovely. It was really fun to make and Luke loves a good painting session! xx

  • Kelly-Marie

    June 9, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    We love crafts, this is a great one, will deffo put this crab one on our list. I will have to blog about what I do with Josh, I keep everything he does in a scrapbook.
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 9, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      Aww that’s such a great way of storing crafts. I’ve always thought I’d just get a big box, but that doesn’t seem like it would do the justice:( I love the big scrap book idea, I may have to steal it! Thanks for popping by lovely xx

  • Caro | The Twinkles Mama

    June 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    What a lovely crafty make!! My boys would love to do this! Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday β€” hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 11, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you lovely! Thanks for hosting!!

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