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Snappy Crab Greeting Card

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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.

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#Crab
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