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Easy How to Draw Crab Tutorial and Crab Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Crab and a Crab Coloring Page. Here are nine simple steps to draw this colorful fellow.

Crab Drawing

Now it’s easy for young artists to learn how to draw a crab. This one is made from some pretty simple shapes, but ends up looking a lot like the real thing. After it’s drawn, some bright coloring will make a really pretty summer drawing!

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Crab Coloring Page


  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
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Step by Step Directions

Time needed: 1 hour

How to Draw a Crab

  1. Make guidelines. Start the shell shape.

  2. Finish the bottom shell.

  3. Add two eyes.

  4. Start the two front arms.

  5. Finish with two claws.

  6. Draw six symmetrical legs.

  7. Add details to the legs and shell.

  8. Draw lots of shells around the crab.

  9. Trace with a marker and color with crayons or pencil crayons.

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