Toilet Paper Roll Crab Craft

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When it comes to summer time what could be better than the beach? This adorable crab craft is the perfect ocean animal craft for summer fun!

toilet paper roll craft craft for kids

Celebrating a beach trip, or just hoping for one in the near future? This adorable crab craft is great to display at home or at the beach.

crab craft for kids

How to make a Toilet Paper Roll Crab Craft


  • Cardstock paper
  • Craft papers
  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Pencil
  • x-acto knife
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Template


Print out the crab craft template and cut out the pieces. Trace the pattern pieces onto craft paper and cut them all out.

Use a red marker to draw outlines on the cut paper pieces to add extra detail.

Take a tissue paper roll.

Use an x-acto knife to carefully poke two holes on either side of the toilet paper roll.

Glue the circular pieces on top of the rectangular piece.

Glue two googly eyes onto the circular pieces.

Use a marker to draw the mouth and some freckles on the crab.

Glue the rectangular craft paper around the toilet paper roll. You can use two different shades of red to add more interest, or you can simply use one shade of red. 

Now, put a pipe cleaner through the holes you made earlier.

Glue the crab’s claws on the pipe cleaners.

Take the crab’s walking legs and make a small horizontal crease down the straight side, as shown below.

Glue the legs on either side of the toilet paper roll.

how to make a toilet paper roll crab craft

That’s it! Your cute little toilet paper roll crab craft is finished!

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