Torn Paper Crab

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This torn paper crab craft is a great summer craft recipe for kids of all ages! All you need is paper, glue, googly eyes and a marker!

torn paper crab craft on craft counter

Are you looking for a fun and easy craft activity to do with your kids? If so, you’ll love this Torn Paper Crab Craft! It’s a simple project that requires minimal materials and can be completed in just a few easy steps. Plus, the result is an adorable crab that your little ones will love showing off to their friends and family. So, gather your materials, and let’s get started!

red paper formed into crab shape


Why You’ll Love This Torn Paper Crab Craft

Develops Fine Motor Skills

This adorable crab craft can help develop gross motor skills, such as tearing paper and pinching with pipe cleaners! So, grab your supplies and get ready to enjoy a fun afternoon with your kids!

Educational and Fun

This Torn Paper Crab Craft is a fun and adorable craft that kids of all ages will love. This crab craft is also a great way to learn about ocean animals and their different colors and shapes!

Easy and Affordable

All you need is blue paper, cardstock, or construction paper in different colors, a black marker or Sharpie, and some googly eyes to make this cute little guy!

crab craft with torn paper pieces

Craft Supplies Needed to Make a Torn Paper Crab Craft

All you need are a few simple supplies, and you and your kids can whip up this fun craft in no time!

  • 12 x 12 Light Blue paper
  • Cardstock – light brown (kraft paper works), red, black, and yellow
  • Googly Eyes
  • Black Sharpie
cardstock paper supplies

How to Make a Torn Paper Crab Craft

  1. Rip two brown pieces of paper to look like sand ( should cover just about ½ of the blue paper).
  2. Rip red paper and plate in a half-circle shape ( mostly on the sand – but a bit on the blue as well).
  3. Add two black strips and googly eyes. 
  4. With a Sharpie marker, draw legs as shown. 
  5. Add the crab’s claws and a sun!
torn paper crab process images

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