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Get the Free Turtle Craft Template below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with only about 10 minutes of cutting.
Watch the Turtle Craft Video to make this easy animal craft for preschoolers
Did you know that a turtle’s shell is actually an extension of their ribs? Find more turtle facts at Wikipedia.com
Make this Turtle craft for Kids while reading these Fun Books:
Here’s What You Need
Here’s your Preschool Turtle Craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):
- Free Turtle Craft Template <— Get it Here!
- construction paper, colored copy paper, or colored cardstock
- glue sticks
- markers (for the face)
Step 1: Download and Print the Turtle Craft Printable
Download and print the Free Turtle Craft Template. In the next step, learn how to quickly cut out as many tree shapes as you need.
Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Turtle Shapes
Once you have the template printed out, staple it to construction paper and cut out multiple shapes at a time.
Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 6-10 sheets of construction paper.
So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.
Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.
Step 3: How to Assemble
I recommend having a finished Paper turtle so the children can see what the final version will look like.
- Glue the shell onto the top of the green turtle shape.
- Glue on the bottom of the turtle shell.
- Glue the green shape decorations onto the turtle’s shell.
- Glue the heart shape onto the turtle’s shell wherever you like.
- Use a marker to draw a face on your turtle.
- Optional: Glue a bow onto your turtle wherever you like.
- Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
Step 1: Glue the shell onto the top of the green turtle shape.
Step 2: Glue on the bottom of the turtle shell.
Step 3: Glue the green shape decorations onto the turtle’s shell.
Step 4: Glue the heart shape onto the turtle’s shell wherever you like.
Step 5: Use a marker to draw a face on your turtle.
Step 6: Optional: Glue a bow onto your turtle wherever you like. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
And you’re finished!
This is such a fun and simple paper turtle craft. You can make it with toddlers and as a Letter T craft. Making this turtle craft is super easy for preschoolers, Kindergarteners, Daycare, or just a fun craft at home idea.
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As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy!