Hermit Crab Craft
Free Printable Art Activity
If your kids like sea creatures, they will love this hermit crab craft.
The free printable art project is simple to make, and it is easier to care for than a real hermit crab pet.
When I was a kid, I lived near the ocean and loved exploring the tide pools.
I was fascinated by the various creatures who lived there, and I especially loved the hermit crabs.
It is amazing that these little guys find a new house, when they outgrow their old one.
You just need to print, cut and assemble, so that you can make your own hermit crab.
The project is great for kids who just want something fun to do, but it is also good for homeschool kids learning about sea life.
If you are a teacher, it would be cute on a bulletin board in your classroom.
And, if you are having a pirate themed birthday party, this is cute as a decoration or as a party activity.
Hermit Crab Craft
Construction Paper or Cardstock (2 red, 1 light brown, 1 white)
White Glue or a Glue Stick
1) Download the free hermit crab template.
2) Print the template using the paper colors listed on each page or use another color combination.
3) Cut out all of the body pieces and 2 eyes. There will be extra eyes, so you can use them for another hermit crab.
4) Assemble your hermit crab and glue the pieces together.
5) Mount the hermit crab on another piece of cardstock or hang on a bulletin board.
Click HERE to download the the hermit crab template, you you can make this adorable paper craft.
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For year round fun, take a look at the rest of my free printables.
Many are from Disney and Shout Factory, so they feature movies, TV series and characters that your kids already know and love.
Some are educational and some are just plain fun. There are coloring pages, crafts, word puzzles, mazes, memory games and other family friendly activities.
Under The Sea Crafts with Free Printable Templates
- Hammerhead Shark
- Blue Whale
- Moray Eel
- Blue Tang
- Sea Turtle
- Blue Crab
- Hermit Crab
- Starfish and Clam
- Yellow Submarine
- Scuba Girl
- Scuba Boy
Basic Paper Craft Supplies To Keep on Hand
- Card Stock (White)
- Card Stock (Bold Colors)
- Glue Sticks
- Fine Tip Black Marker
- Colorful Markers