Whether you’re looking for a boy scout craft or girl scout craft project or a project to work into an educational seashore session, this inexpensive crabby craft is a winner. The modest materials make it affordable for large groups…but they’ll still be a ton of fun to make! The ingredient list is per crab, so scale up as needed.
Also, they’re a less than 15 minute to make project and being presented today as part of Craft Lightning with Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts.
Crab Scout Craft Materials:
- 2 toilet paper rolls
- Red paint
- 3 red pipe cleaners
- Two large google eyes
- Sharpie Marker
Step 1: Cut toilet paper rolls. You’ll need one toilet paper roll whole. Cut the second one in half, then cut out notches as shown in the photo to make claws. Keep the notch cut-outs, they’ll be used later on for the crab’s eyes!
Step 3. Poke holes. You’ll need to poke three holes in the bottom of either side of the whole toilet paper rolls. I just used the end of my scissors for this, but if you need to use a hole puncher with the kids, that will work, too.
Step 4. Thread pipe cleaners. Cut each of the three pipe cleaner in half. In the outside and middle holes, put the cut in half pipe cleaner through halfway. Twist the pipe cleaner around to secure it to the roll and bend to make two little crab legs from each pipe cleaner.
On the last hole, put the end of one of the cut in half pipe cleaners through and twist to secure so the pipe cleaner is almost its full length. Do the same process on the other side’s holes so when you finish your crab has eight legs and two arms for its claws.