A House for Hermit Crab. Craft for Preschoolers + Printable

“A House for Hermit Crab,” is a much beloved book by the skilled author Eric Carle. It follows the story of a hermit crab who needs to find a, “House,” to live in. This craft draws inspiration from the book, allowing children to make their own, “House,’ for a hermit crab–a paper shell.

“Our AM Campers! Today we read A House for Hermit Crab! We made our own Hermit Crabs in art! We enjoyed playing outside.”

All About Me Preschool

A Craft Inspired by the Classic Book

This activity encourages both creativity as kids can add all kinds of fun artwork onto their crab’s little, “House,” and is educational as it teaches preschool and kindergarten students all about hermit crabs.


You can download your own printable crab to craft with at the link below!

printable crab to craft

Photo: All About Me Preschool Selden, New York 

Fun for the Whole Class

All About Me Preschool in Selden, New York found their students had a great time listening to the story of, “A House for Hermit Crab,” and then getting to make their own craft of a nice paper, “House,” for their own hermit crab creation. Your kindergarten or preschool students will probably love this activity as well. 

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Author: Emma Johnson

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