Paper Cup Crab

Are you looking for a fun craft to do with your kids? This Paper Cup Crab is not only entertaining, but he is super simple to put together.

For some reason, crabs have a way of making people smile. You will be smiling for hours after you create this craft!

Paper Cup Crab Craft Idea

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This cup craft goes great for summer-themed parties or gatherings. Have your kids work on these beforehand. It doubles as a fun craft but it also works well as decor. Adults and kids alike love to make crab crafts. 

We love making simple Summer Crafts (check out the Killer Whale Pop-Up Card or make your own Printable Summer Activity Book).

How to Make a Paper Cup Crab 

What you need:

  • Red paper cup
  • Black marker 
  • White and red construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors 

Step by Step Tutorial 

Start this Paper Cup Craft off by grabbing your red cup! It works better if the cup is paper. 

You can draw eyes directly on the paper cup or you can make some and glue them onto the cup. Either way is fine. Have fun with the eyes. You can try several different eyes looks. 

The next step is to draw a fun smile on the crab! Practice making a smile on a piece of paper before you decide on the final one for the crab! 

Take the time to cut out the crab’s claws. Glue the claws to the cup. 

Next, you are going to work on the crab’s legs. If you’ve never made crab legs before, you will love this part of the craft. You get to spend time being creative and that’s the best part of doing arts and crafts. 

Glue his legs to the side of his body. 

The final result is this adorable Paper Cup Crab. He or she can sing, dance, and smile – the options are endless! This is where your child goes crazy and has fun with their newly finished craft. 

Paper Cup Crab Craft

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