Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Snappy Crab Greeting Card

by Jane (follow)
5 to 10s (573)      Under 5s (545)      Over 10s (368)      Medium (224)      Greeting Card (93)      Birthday card (43)      Under The Sea (38)      Fathers Day (32)      Sand (6)      Crab (4)     


crab greeting card birthday card fathers day card homemade kids card


This is a fun snappy crab greeting card with lots of interesting textures. It could be made by an older child independently or as a joint project with a younger child. I made this one with my 3 year old; she enjoyed making the sand background and painting the tissue paper to make the crab and I cut out the shapes and assembled the card.

Time: 30 minutes
Age: Any Age
Level: Medium

Materials
1 plain card
A5 size sandy coloured paper
Handful of sand
PVA white glue and brush
Sheet tissue paper (we used yellow)
Roller
Red, yellow, orange paint
Small piece backing paper (we used red)
Scrap white paper for eyes
Scissors
Matt spray varnish (or you could use hairspray)



crab greeting card birthday card fathers day card homemade kids card
Starting materials


Method
Brush a layer of PVA glue all over your sheet of sandy coloured paper



crab greeting card birthday card fathers day card homemade kids card


Sprinkle sand over the glue and leave to the side to dry



crab greeting card birthday card fathers day card homemade kids card


Using a roller, roll different shades of red, orange and yellow paint over a sheet of tissue paper. This gives a nice texture and dappled shades for your crab



crab greeting card birthday card fathers day card homemade kids card
The roller on tissue paper gives a lovely texture and is fun for even young children




crab greeting card birthday card fathers day card homemade kids card


When the tissue paper is dry, glue it onto your piece of backing paper



crab greeting card birthday card fathers day card homemade kids card
Ready to cut out the crab


When dry, draw a crab shape onto your mounted tissue paper and cut out



crab greeting card birthday card fathers day card homemade kids card




crab greeting card birthday card fathers day card homemade kids card


Stick your sandy sheet of paper onto the front of your card and trim round the card
Glue the crab onto the front of the card using strong PVA glue
Add eyes and a smile



crab greeting card birthday card fathers day card homemade kids card


Spray lightly with matt varnish (or hairspray) to seal

Your snappy crab greeting card is now ready to send. It would make a fun Birthday card or Father's Day card.

Categories
#Medium
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Greeting card
#Birthday card
#Father's Day
#Sand
#Crab
#Under The Sea
I like this Article - 10
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Jane
My daughter loves jigsaw puzzles and wanted to make her own
9 likes
Here's how to make a crocodile costume from a cardboard box and egg carton
13 likes
Create an easy ice cream seller's hat and have fun making a pretend ice cream shop in the garden
9 likes
Bats, witches, ghosts, black cats, skeletons, pumpkins
6 likes
These paper plate snapper puppets are quick, easy and lots of fun for toddlers and preschoolers to m...
6 likes
Casting plaster of Paris in a silicone baking mold is surprisingly easy
11 likes
view all articles by Jane
Articles by Jane on Other Hubs
Create some quirky candles from egg shells
8 likes
Create some pretty decoupage eggs to display at Easter time
12 likes
When sitting still is needed on a long journey or in a waiting room, some simple Apps on an iPad...
649 views
ID: 1522
[ Submit a Comment ]
the sand background is a great idea
Trending Articles
This is a fun activity to do with the whole family and a really cute homeade valentine that can ...
12 likes
Here's a fun little experiment that my four year old has really enjoyed
12 likes
Explore using Sharpies (coloured permanent markers) on aluminium foil or silver card to create a mar...
by Jane
11 likes
If you have kids who like instant results when cooking then a simple microwave mug cake is the i...
11 likes
With school back this week, here is an easy solution to organise and place kids' stationery
11 likes
Whoever has read or watched Paddington Bear must have fallen in love with this well-mannered and ado...
11 likes
We loved Krista's but couldn't buy Tiny Teddies in the UK
by Jane
10 likes
Most children love monsters, and creating them in craft activities is always loads of fun as it allo...
10 likes
What melts ice faster, salt or warm water? Challenge your child to an experiment to see who is right...
10 likes
Make your own puffy paint with just three store room basics
10 likes
Categories
Under 5s (545)
Over 10s (368)
Any Age (354)
Baby (11)
Links (1)
Easy (734)
Medium (224)
Hard (36)
Featured on Other Hubs
Trending on Other Hubs
Winter Boot Trends Pointy Toed boots Riding Boots Stiletto Boots Biker Boots Winter Fas...
434 views
Why all the hype about coconut oil? What makes it so much better than any other oil on the market? ...
10 likes
Basic little tea lights are cheap to buy and can add a lovely atmosphere to a room
8 likes
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version