Preschool Turtle Craft (Free Template)

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Download the Free Turtle Craft Template and make this Easy Animal Craft. Find step-by-step instructions and Easy Paper Crafts for kids on CraftingJeannie.com!

Preschool Turtle Craft by Crafting Jeannie

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):

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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.

Turtle Craft Template by Crafting Jeannie
The Turtle Craft Printable has everything you need to make this Preschool craft.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Turtle Shapes

stapling the turtle craft template
Staple the Turtle Craft template to sheets of colored paper to cut out multiple shapes at a time.

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

Turtle Craft by Crafting Jeannie

I recommend having a finished Paper turtle so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. Glue the shell onto the top of the green turtle shape.
  2. Glue on the bottom of the turtle shell.
  3. Glue the green shape decorations onto the turtle’s shell.
  4. Glue the heart shape onto the turtle’s shell wherever you like.
  5. Use a marker to draw a face on your turtle.
  6. Optional: Glue a bow onto your turtle wherever you like.
  7. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
gluing the shell onto the turtle craft

Step 1: Glue the shell onto the top of the green turtle shape.

making the preschool turtle craft

Step 2: Glue on the bottom of the turtle shell.

Gluing decorations onto the turtle craft shell

Step 3: Glue the green shape decorations onto the turtle’s shell.

turtle craft with heart

Step 4: Glue the heart shape onto the turtle’s shell wherever you like.

drawing the face onto the preschool turtle craft

Step 5: Use a marker to draw a face on your turtle.

finishing the boy turtle craft
finishing the girl turtle craft

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!

preschool turtle craft by Crafting Jeannie
How cute is this turtle craft? I love that you can see the “naked” turtle on the back! Leave a comment and let me know if you like it too!

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! 

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