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Florida Blue Crab Handprint

Preschoolers, and even toddlers, will love this adorable little blue crab handprint craft straight from the Florida coast… well almost!

This activity is simple, uses very few supplies, and even older kids can get in on the fun. What child doesn’t like to paint with their hands?


Blue & orange tempera paint
Construction paper (8 1/2 x 11")
Black felt-tip marker


Spread newspaper over the work area.

Paint inside of both hands, including thumbs and fingers, with blue paint.

Make two prints with hands pointing in opposite directions and heels of palms slightly overlapping (thumbs pointing down).

Dip tip of finger in orange paint and draw two "stalks" (for eyes) extending from the palm area. Print a dot at the end of each stalk and add an eye inside each dot with black maker.

Dip pad of thumb in orange paint and make a print at the end of each thumb print for claws. Draw a smile with a black marker.

This craft was designed by Amy Schamburek and is reprinted courtesy of FamilyCorner.com.

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Handprint Crafts, Ocean Crafts For Kids, PreSchool Crafts

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Amanda Formaro is the entrepreneurial mother of four children. She is also the owner of FamilyCorner.com Magazine at http://familycorner.com where you will find recipes, crafts, family activities, parenting advice, home & garden, and plenty more. Be sure to visit the bustling message board community to make some new friends!

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