How to make a Felt Crab {ABC Felt Animals}

How to make a Felt Crab {ABC Felt Animals} - Wildflower Ramblings

I am creating a felt animal for my son for every letter of the alphabet in a new series: ABC Felt Animals {check out all my posts here}!  We have had so much fun making these animals together — and they are helping him learn the phonetic sounds of the letters, so it has been very worth the time and effort put in to make these felt animals!

Well, John had a choice between a Crab, Cow, Cat, and a Camel and he chose a Crab!!

{This post contains affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy.} 

All you need to make a Felt Crab is:

  • felt: red and black (or you can use paper!)
  • cotton balls
  • hot glue gun (or Elmer’s if you’re just using colored paper)
  • amazing Fiskar scissors (if you’re going to work with felt at all, you have to check these scissors out!)

** This craft uses a hot glue gun — please keep out of the reach of children — these are for adult use only!!

This has been my easiest felt animal yet!  Yeah!  This crab is so adorable, and so do-able, so I hope you try it!  All you need to do is cut out two each of the whole template after tracing with a black marker on the felt.  (Make sure to turn your crab over when tracing a second time so he lines up perfectly with no lines on the right sides!)

DSC00521

Here are my two sweet crabs — ready to be glued together!

DSC00524

Get your cotton balls on and glue them to stay in place!

DSC00527

Wo-lah.  So adorable!

How to make a Felt Crab {ABC Felt Animals} - Wildflower Ramblings

John loved his little crab.

DSC00533

Then, naturally, the crab immediately began to snap me with his claws!  (Of course, after his felt bumblebee stung me!)

DSC00539


I made a template and a coloring page for you to make your own felt crab!  

How to make a Felt Crab {ABC Felt Animals} - Wildflower Ramblings

{By downloading, you are agreeing to my Terms of Use.}

You can download the free Crab printable here!

Book Extension

Crabs by Jody Sullivan is a wonderful non-fiction book for young children to learn about crabs in the sea!

download

And Little Crab by is a sweet finger puppet book for younger children.

download (1)

Other Posts in the ABC Felt Animals Series:

A is for Alligator

B is for Bumblebee

T is for Turtle

U is for Umbrella Bird

V is for Viper

W is for Whale

Y is for Yak

Z is for Zebra

 

 

Reggio-inspired nature table

Desktop81

Bringing nature indoors is not a new concept for me.  We have played with these items before.  However, I have not been leaving them out for individual, spontaneous exploration and play. You may have noticed that I am excited, thrilled actually, to start implementing a new approach to my mothering and my homeschooling.  Reggio-inspired learning… 

Read More »

best preschool books for the letter C

Letter C

Reading is so important for littles ones.  We try to start and finish our days with great big piles of books. For our letter of the week, I will usually find a small stack of books and read them at breakfast time and try to emphasize the “Cc” at the beginning of words.  We cycle… 

Read More »

around here

DSC09649

Friends at the farm. Helping with laundry. Antique firetruck on Fourth of July. Beautiful eyes. Firetruck heaven. Parade wave. Smile at the beach. God’s glory. Fun in the sand. Laughing and screaming and running in the down pour. Lavender in bloom. Swinging like a big girl. Our sandhill cranes in the yard. Window sill. Oh… 

Read More »

Reggio inspired playroom

Reggio Playroom - Wildflower Ramblings

Where would I want to play? Am I excited to show my children the world? Is nature a part of their indoor play time? Are they able to creatively express themselves in their play space? What is beautiful? What sparks creativity? What begins the imagination? Are my children challenged in, and exposed to, number sense learning? Does their play… 

Read More »

showered with all things baby giveaway

showered-with-all-things-baby-giveaway-500x500

I am excited to be teaming up with Brittanie from Bargains with Brittanie and many other bloggers to offer a spectacular giveaway that features many wonderful baby products.   The prizes include over $2000 worth of baby gear and there will be 29 winners!! The amazing prizes can be found at the Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide which contains reviews… 

Read More »

babywearing for kids

DSC04290

I shared many pictures of babywearing each of my children in my posts : babywearing my daughter and babywearing my son.  Oh those days were so so good to me. When I realized I was pregnant with our second, I wanted to get John ready to become a big brother, so I found a ring… 

Read More »