Crabby Art


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

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!


    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      June 9, 2015 / 6:54 pm

      No worries lovely, we love gloop over here! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      June 9, 2015 / 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  1. June 9, 2015 / 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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    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      June 9, 2015 / 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

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      June 9, 2015 / 8:37 pm

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

  2. June 9, 2015 / 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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    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      June 9, 2015 / 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

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      June 11, 2015 / 2:51 pm

      Thank you lovely! Thanks for hosting!!

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