Sunday, November 22, 2009

Now I Know My ABC’s ~ C is for Clumsy Crab

It's time for some fun alphabet crafts!! We hope you enjoy these! If you are new, you can visit our ABC webpage to find links to any other letters we have done!

by Ruth Galloway

Summary: Nipper is a little crab with BIG claws that get in the way all the time. When he tries to play hide and seek they always give him away. His big claws come in handy though when his friend Octopus gets tangled in some seaweed.

What You'll Need
  • Red foam sheet or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen {to trace letter}
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

To Make Clumsy Crab
  1. Trace and cut an uppercase 'C' out of the foam sheet or construction paper. I used a foam sheet that was about 4" x 5" in size.
  2. Cut out two 'claws' for your crab. I didn't use a pattern, just freehanded it.
  3. Cut out four long, skinny rectangles to use as 'arms' and eye extenders for the crab.
  4. Glue the legs and eye extenders onto the back of the letter 'C'.
  5. Flip the crab over and add the eyes and the claws.

1 comment:

Cathy said...


My little boy loves crabs and now is begging me to do this craft.

You have put together such an incredibly fun and creative set of Alphabet crafts.

I am hosting a new blog collaboration called The Ultimate Alphabet Craft Collection.

If you would like to link this idea up, you are more than welcome. We would be honored to have it.

Thanks very much!

Your fan,

Cathy @ The Attached Mama