Sunday, March 30, 2008

Kid Made Hermit Crabs



I am still recovering from this flu, I would like to thank everyone for their get well wishes. I hope by this week I am back to normal.

My kids and I did do this great craft today. I loved it, it turned out so well and it was so easy.

Hermit Crabs


You will need: Jumbo Pasta Shells, Large Pom-Poms, wiggly eyes, paint, paint brushes, glue and pipe stem cleaners.







1. Decorate the pasta shell. Allow time for paint to dry.








Glue large pom-pom inside the shell.









Glue on eyes. Fold up pipstem cleaners to make them thicker for the pinchers. Glue the pinchers between the pompom and the shell.
You can put your crab on a paper plate with some sand or sit on some sand paper.

We put one of ours in a bug cage.


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32 comments:

Family O'Foxes said...

Ha ha! That is funny!

Where do you come up with these things?!!!

Glad you are feeling better.
~Amy

Brittany said...

hey, look! A hermit crab I can't kill... RIP 10-20 hermit crabs I've killed in my life. ha ha ha.

Melissa said...

That is hysterical! What a brilliant idea!

I hope you feel better soon!

Beth said...

These turned out so great! And this craft is quick enough that my kids might actually sit through it until it is complete!

Maggie said...

Glad to hear that you are on the mend! That flu is just a bear, isn't it?

Adorable hermit crabs!

MamaGeek said...

These are awesome (but WAY out of my talent zone) and OH so creative, I've never seen those before!

Jennifer said...

i've missed your posts! glad you are feeling better

Andrea said...

oh my goodness - those are the cutest little crabs I have EVER seen! ;) Plus they made me laugh - even better!!!

tommie said...

those are so cute! I must add those shells to my grocery list.

Corey~living and loving said...

oh my word....Sugar will love it. Did you see my post about her potty training? tee hee....this is perfect for her.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Cute!

Adelia said...

My oldest has been wanting a "real" crab for sometime now. This is just the answer we've been looking for. ;) Thanks, the boys will love it.

Family Adventure said...

I love them! Tried to guess what you'd used for the bodies, but would never have come up with pasta shells. Very creative!

Hope you're back to normal soon!

Heidi

Steph said...

Very cute and not as creepy as the real ones!

Amber M. said...

Been missing your great ideas...hope you'll be all better soon.

These crabs are MUCH better than the real ones...

Jennifer said...

I love it. We have had the real ones and these look much easier and I don't have to freak out when I find that they crawled out of their shells and died. Have you ever witnessed that? GROSS!!!
Smiles!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I hope you are still improving! These are SO adorable!

Pam said...

How cute! That would be a great project for the summertime when you are looking for beach-themed things to do.

Hope you are fully-recovered soon!

Melanie said...

I love it! So incredibly cute.

Hope you're feeling better.

Joanna said...

That has got to be the cutest thing I ever saw!!

Glad you're feeling better - just take it slow.

Ann(ie) said...

How adorable! Even sick you are creative!!!!

Sandra said...

Those are so CUTE :)

Chrissy said...

Those are adorable! Thanks for all your great craft ideas!

Amy said...

Sooo cute! I hope you are feeling better soon!

Nap Warden said...

Love it...favorite craft yet!

Lainey-Paney said...

Okay, so I didn't tell you---but I tried to get Gage on board with the black handprint lamb for Easter cards....he FREAKED OUT about the ink on his hands. So, that didn't work out. But, it was fun & funny!

MamaGeek said...

Just wanted to say I hope the flu has flown! TAKE CARE! Your craft admirers miss you. :)

Renee' said...

How cute!! We'll have to make these!

Renee'
http://rmboys2.wordpres.com

Ribbon Rock Star said...

HOW FUN!

Linda

Jenny said...

Simply adorable!

I'll have to write this project down so I remember to do it when my kids are a little older.

Great idea, thanks!

Life As I Know It said...

wow. very cute!

The Boyds Family said...

Now there's a pet I might actually allow my girls to have...

Those are seriously SO CUTE!!!