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Crab Collage

Crab Collage

If the kiddies try to pull the ol' "bringing back hermit crabs and other sea life from the beach thing" this summer, how about suggesting they honor them in collage form instead? Yeah, that'll work! Well hey, you're already going to be taking care of all their summer pets anyway, so why not add a project about them to your list? You do the cutting and they do the rest.

And... If you know anyone born between JUNE 22 - JULY 23, this particular project works as a gift, as the crab represents their zodiac sign. Ba Bam!


Crab Template - this will become your stencil
12" x 12"  black card-stock
12" x 12" thick illustration board or cardboard- this will be the back of your project
Hand ripped paper pieces - any color you choose
X-acto Knife - this makes cutting much smoother.
Glue Stick

PRINT your crab template as large as possible on standard sized paper.

TAPE your template on top of a 12" x 12” piece of cardstock. Be sure to tape the template directly in the center of the page.

CUT along the edge of the crab shape, using an x-acto blade. Cut carefully through both the template and the cardstock.

DROP the positive shape out, leaving the negative shape of the crab on the 12" x 12" cardstock. It takes patience so go slow! You now have a die-cut silhouette - very professional!

RIP pieces of colored paper to fill the inside of your crab. We used shades of red and orange.

GLUE all over your cardboard backing and FILL it with your ripped paper, mixing colors as you please and making sure each piece is securely glued in place.

CHECK that you have filled all necessary areas of your background with colored paper. Do this by laying your black silhouette over the collage, making sure you have filled the space that will be seen through your die-cut crab and text.

COVER your silhouette with glue (if you have spray fix, that works well too). Be sure you are gluing the correct side - you don't want it stuck backwards!

LAY your silhouette over your collage, making sure both sides are adhered evenly to one another.

FRAME IT! Your masterpiece is complete and lovely enough to frame and hang, where ever you choose!

Click Here to Download your Crab Template >>


Posted in: Animal Kingdom   Crafts: Make It!   

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