Crab Bookmark Activity


Crab Bookmark Activity

Crab Bookmark Activity
Crab Bookmark Activity

"This Crab Bookmark is so fun for your kids this summer. Get your kids motivated to read by creating a fun, adorable bookmark to use as they read through their favorite book, You’re going to love how simple the project is, and they’re going to love using their bookmark when it’s done. My kids really love being able to customize their crafts. We didn’t have a red crab in sight. I let the kids choose whatever color papers they wanted, and we had everything from a blue crab to a neon pink one! Let your kids have fun and make their crab theirs because they are going to love using it when they know they got to choose! "

Primary TechniquePaper Crafts


Materials List

  • Colored paper
  • Pencil
  • Craft glue
  • Sharpie


  1. Grab construction papers for the crab bookmark. The template includes a base, eyes, blush, 4 legs, and a pair of legs with claws. Trace the template patterns on the selected craft papers and cut out the traced pattern.

  2. Glue the eye cutouts on the 2 round parts along the top side of the base. Glue the blush cutouts on both sides of near the bottom part of the base. Use a sharpie to trace the mouth-line of the crab figure.

  3. Glue the claw (teardrop shaped pieces) cutouts with the curvy leg cutouts.

  4. Glue a pair of the 4 leg cutouts on any one side of the base.

  5. Glue the other pair of legs on the other side of the base. Use a sharpie to draw a zigzag line on the claw part.

  6. Glue the leg (with claws) on both sides (bottom) of the base. Keep the claw parts to the front side of the base and keep them free from glue.

  7. Place a paper or page between the base and the claws to use the crab figure as a bookmark.

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