Hosting a nautical theme or beach theme party? These paper crabs would make such a fun addition! Our graphic designer made them on a whim and they were too cute not to share. You can use them as table decor—or write names on them and turn them into place cards.

All you will need is some paper, scissors, and glue. Then just download our crab pattern below! You can also use our SVG file with your cutting machine to speed up the crab crafting.

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For our paper crabs, we used text weight paper in two different shades of red. You can use the same colors, choose another red, or go with a completely different color. If your kids are helping you craft, this may be a good opportunity for them to pick out the colors they want for their paper crabs and get creative with it!

We have a few other nautical crafts that would complement these paper crabs nicely. And if you’re eating outdoors, you may also be interested in our DIY citronella candles! We also have some yummy recipes, if you’re in need of ideas.



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Want more DIY party inspiration? Browse our summer party ideas and kids’ party ideas. Or check out all of our paper decor projects.

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