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Hermit Crab Crafts

Tippytoe Crafts: Handy Hermit Crabs

H is for hermit crab. Craft for Book, A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle (from Mom Trusted /Early Teacher)

Hermit Crab Habitats with Architectural Cityscapes by Aki Inomata

jtotheizzoe: Those Who Live In Glass Houses . . . Custom-crafted glass shells give biologists an unprecedented view of hermit crab housing behaviors. The sharing and swapping of shells between hermit crabs creates elaborate social networks, a blend of cooperation and competition that you’ve got to read to believe. (ᔥ Carin Bondar)

By Aki Inomata, quite literally taking the hermit crabs ability for carrying their home on their back, the Japanese artist crafts architecturally inspired shells from plastic for the crabs, with miniature cities on them. I think another fantastic aspect is the transparency, how you can see the anatomy of the crab even when they withdraw is just fascinating.

Summer craft...Paper plate hermit crab

A House for Hermit Crab Paper Plate Craft

Playdough hermit crab

Hermit crabs usually always pick natural over painted or decorated shells. Natural shells come in all sizes and varieties. They are just as fun (if not more fun) than painted shells. At craft stores you can get large bags of shells and sort through them for hermits. Certain species prefer certain types of openings. Vary many sizes, shapes, and types of shells so your hermits have many to choose from.

Craft for Kermit the Hermit by Bill Peet or A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Eric Carle. Storytime. Book and Craft. Library. Hermit Crab.

Tippytoe Crafts: Handy Hermit Crabs

A House for Hermit Crab. Sequencing activity ideas, craft and writing ideas, maybe use as an introduction to ocean unit and hermit crab class pet?

Themed craft idea to go with A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle! So cute and fun! Handprint crab.

A House For Hermit Crab by Eric Carle Craft Project

Tess had a great time. I even got sandpaper to make the sand. Although she pasted the hermit crab to the sky, seemed like a waste, but she had fun.

Handprint Hermit Crab by Tippytoe Crafts

handprint hermit crab craft

Paper plate hermit crab to go along with "A House for Hermit Crab" by Eric Carle. I AM SOOOO DOING THIS and CAN'T WAIT!!

House for Hermit Crab...give each student a bag of the same decoration item and they have to help their friends decorate their shell like in the book