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PAPER BOWL TURTLE CRAFT FOR KIDS

I’ve always thought it would be fun to have a pet turtle. One of my neighbors has a huge pond in her backyard and she has several pet turtles that live in it. She often posts pictures on Facebook about what they are up to and I don’t know why, but I think it’s the coolest thing ever. We aren’t ready for a pet turtle anytime soon, so we decided to do the next best thing, make a turtle craft. This paper bowl turtle craft for kids is probably one of the simplest crafts ever to make and it’s just simply cute. It works great for a fun summer kids craft and there are some fun kids books you can pair with it (look for some recommendations at the bottom of this post).

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HOW TO MAKE A PAPER BOWL TURTLE CRAFT


Supplies:

– small paper bowl
– brown paint
– paintbrush
– green cardstock paper
– green and gold (or tan) tissue paper
– googly eyes
– glue

Directions:
1. Start by painting the bottom of your paper bowl with your brown paint. Let it dry completely.

2. When your bowl is finished drying, cut out 4 legs, a head and a tail from your green cardstock paper. Glue them onto your painted paper bowl.

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3. Cut your green and gold (or tan) tissue paper into small squares. Cover your bowl with school glue and glue the squares all over your bowl to make a turtle shell. We used gold tissue paper because we didn’t have any tan but I actually love the way it looks.

4. Finish your paper bowl turtle craft by gluing your googly eyes onto the turtle face.

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