Summer is almost here! And that means only one thing: It’s time to head back to the beach.
The beach is basically my second home. If I could spend the rest of my life on the sand, I’d be happy.
I even love beach creatures, like crabs. They’re very closely related to spiders, so they’re kind of like sandy arachnids, but I’m willing to overlook that.
As part of our series of coffee filter crafts for kids, I thought it would be fun to make a super easy coffee filter crab craft!
This is a perfect summer craft for little hands! You’ll only need a few supplies and a few minutes to make it.
If you like this easy summer craft, don’t miss our roundup of 40 simple summer crafts for kids! They’re wonderful for filling up those long summer afternoons!
Coffee Filter Crafts for Kids: Coffee Filter Crab Craft
To make this easy coffee filter crab craft, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
The good thing about making this easy crab craft is that you really only need about 10 or 15 minutes. So it’s perfect for little ones, who tend to have rather short attention spans.
Plus, you probably already have the supplies in your home!
Start by outlining the crab’s eyes with black crayon. Then color the rest of the coffee filter bright orange. I actually used a red orange crayon here, but either red or orange would work as well.
Then add a simple smile and use a glue stick to glue the filter onto a piece of construction paper. Glue sticks work best with coffee filters, because they don’t leak through the filter.
Use the red orange crayon to add four legs on each side of the crab. Draw the top legs so that they are reaching upward.
Finally, use scissors to cut out circles from orange construction paper. Just cut out a small triangle to make the crab claws and glue them onto the end of the top legs.
Remember: If the kids are cutting out the circles, be sure they’re using child-safe scissors. They do the job just as well and you won’t have to worry about little hands getting hurt.
And we’re done!
Our little crab looks so happy lying in the sand!
Did you love this coffee filter crab craft? Check out these other easy crafts for kids!
See more easy ways to make things with kids on my Simple Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!