printed colouring sections
six paper fasteners
Print out the paper crab pattern at the bottom of this page.
Tip to print to the correct size, copy the image and paste into another program to resize to your desired measurements.
1. Colour in
2. Cut out
3. Getting an adult to help, pierce holes at the top of all the crabs legs and claws.
It is important to make the holes as small as possible. The paper fasteners will then be able to gain a tighter grip to the two layers of paper, giving your crab tighter movement when moving its jointed legs and claws.
4. Repeat making holes on the body of the crab where the legs and claws are to be attached.
5. Feed the paper fastener through the holes of both the body and legs.
6. Open up the two paper fasteners sides, and flatten as above.
7. Repeat on all joints
If you want to be really crafty you could print the crab out onto thin card, then attach kebab skewers to the crabs claws and legs to make a rod puppet. A British seaside is never complete without a puppet show after all.
Having graduated in Costume design from Wimbledon school of art, London, in 2001.