Making A Handprint Crab

This colourful, simple activity can be done by children of all ages.

You will need:

  • Plain paper
  • Paint in a range of colours
  • Googly eyes


The children can paint their hands in a colour of their choice. Press their hands onto plain paper, then leave the handprints to dry. Once dry cut out the handprints and glue them together at the wrists so both thumbs are pointing downwards. Glue a pair of googly eyes onto the handprints in the middle just above the thumbs.

The colourful crabs can be used as part of a beach or sea display.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Creative development
  • Physical development
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7 thoughts on “Making A Handprint Crab

  1. i think the crab activity is great so simple i will definetly use this in our summer theme

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