How to Make a Crab Handprint Card

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This is a cute card that reads, "Holy Crab It's your Birthday", with the help of my daughter's hands. This is a great card for someone who loves crabs especially or just because, as this card could be universal.

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • construction paper
  • pen
  • scissors
  • glue


  1. Fold paper in half. Trace hand along the crease.
  2. Crab Handprint Card - fold paper in half and trace child's hand
    Crab Handprint Card - outline of hand
  3. Cut out hand and open up, it should look like this.
  4. Crab Handprint Card - unfold
  5. Using scrap piece of same paper, freehand and cut out 2 crab claws.
  6. Crab Handprint Card - cut out crab claws and glue to thumbs
  7. Glue claws onto hand at the thumb area to resemble crab.
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  9. Determine how you want your card to be (flat or folded card). I went with the flat card so I glued the crab to black construction paper.
  10. Crab Handprint Card - position crab and glue to inside of the card
  11. Draw on crab's face then write any phrase you'd like! I wrote Holy Crab, It's your BIRTHDAY!
  12. Crab Handprint Card - draw on eyes and mouth
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March 19, 20190 found this helpful

What a clever card !

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