Growing Up

Toddler Craft: Turtle

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We are continuing our crafts for our color unit.  Each week we have made an animal using a dominant color.  This week is green and we decided to do a green turtle.  Here is how we did it:

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  • green construction paper
  • brown construction paper
  • glue stick (we used washable)
  • googly eyes

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  1. Cut a 5 inch circle out of the green construction paper.  Cut the circle in half.  Cut one half into strips and trim to create rectangles for legs and neck (you will need four).  Use the remaining half for the turtle’s shell.
  2. Cut another smaller circle (about 2 1/2 inches) out of the green construction paper (this is the head).
  3. Cut small squares out of the brown construction paper.
  4. Glue the neck and leg rectangles to the semi-circle “shell” in appropriate places.
  5. Glue the smaller green circle to the end of the “neck” rectangle.
  6. Glide a thin layer of glue over the shell. Have your toddler add the brown construction paper squares to the shell as they desire.
  7. Attach googly eyes and draw a mouth.


These crafts have all been VERY BASIC, but our little one (almost 21 months) has enjoyed doing them.  They have helped with her fine motor skills and creativity, while reinforcing the color of the week.  Please feel free to use any of these ideas and share them with others.  If you do the craft, please let me know.  I would love to get feedback from others who tried them with their toddlers.



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  • Reply Anna March 6, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    Cute! We’re doing the letter T and I’ve been trying to find a turtle craft I like. Got it! 🙂

    • Reply ussleah March 6, 2013 at 7:41 AM

      Glad it works for you! This one is very simple, but that makes it easy to throw together quickly.

  • Reply Anna March 23, 2013 at 5:47 AM

    We did this craft, and I posted about it here:

    • Reply ussleah March 23, 2013 at 8:35 AM

      Love it…thanks so much for letting me know! So cute!

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