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Summer is such a great time to create some fun ocean themed crafts! My girls absolutely love painting and cutting their art work, then hanging it on our wall to bring in some of summers brights fun colors. Because we have been visiting the beach so much already they wanted to create ocean animals. Here is their Paper Plate Ocean Crab Craft.
Materials needed to create your Paper Plate Ocean Crab:
- Paper plate
- Red paint
- Sponge cut into a square
- Googly eyes
- Red construction paper
- Craft glue
Step One: Cut a sponge into four squares. On the paper plate sponge on the red paint on one side. Allow to completely dry and then sponge on red paint on the other side until the entire paper plate is red. Allow to dry.
Step Two: Fold paper plate in half once the plate is completely dry. Set a heavy book on the paper plate for a bit to make sure the crease sets in.
Step Three: Cut red strips with construction paper and glue on your paper plate.
Step Four: Glue on your googley eyes and add a mouth with a marker if you would like.
My girls absolutely loved this craft because it was easy, fun, and it’s perfect to use as a puppet as well for songs and games.
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