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Egg Carton Crab

This Egg Carton Crab is a fun FreeKidsCrafts.com original recycling project you can make from egg carton sections.

Here’s some books for suggested reading with this craft:

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Clumsy Crab by Ruth Galloway

Is this A House…For Hermit Crab? by Megan Mcdonald and S. D. Schindler

Other sealife crafts you might enjoy:

Egg Carton Lobster

Recycled Sea Life Creatures


Empty Egg Carton

Red Paint and Brush

Red Pipe Cleaners

Wiggle Eyes


Hole Punch



Cut three sections out of the egg carton. One section will be the crab's body.

Cut down two other sections to 1/2" high and cut a "V" shape out of each one to make the claws.

Punch four holes in both sides of the body.

Paint all three pieces red. Let dry.

Cut four red pipe cleaners in half. Push one piece in each punched hole. Bend to form legs and claws using photo as a guide.

Punch a hole in each claw and add to the front pipe cleaners.

Glue on wiggle eyes.

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  1. The preschool & school age daycare children have fun making the egg carton crabs. The egg can crab craft will go perfect with the “Five Little Crabs” song available at https://www.ocps.net.

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