Are you looking for a fun and creative craft activity for your homeschooling? Look no further than the Turtle Paper Cup Craft! This craft is easy and inexpensive to make, but it also provides an excellent opportunity for your kids to learn about turtles.
Are you looking for more animal ideas? Check out my list of fun animal activities for kids.
In this blog post, we will cover everything you need to know to make your very own paper cup turtle.
This turtle-themed craft isn’t just about having fun. It’s also a great way to teach your kids about turtles and their habitats.
It provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the importance of preserving our lakes and rivers and the wildlife that inhabits them. You can use this craft as a starting point for discussions on conservation efforts and how we all have a responsibility to take care of our planet.
Plus, it encourages creativity and strengthens fine motor skills.
So why not give the turtle craft a try? It’s a simple and engaging activity that your kids are sure to love, and it has the added benefit of promoting learning and creativity.
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Recommended Turtle Books for Kids
If you are looking for more turtle stuff, you must consider giving your child one (or two!) of these turtle books! Not only they’ll learn more about turtles and their habitat, these books will also teach them important life lessons!
Sea Turtles: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series Book 4)Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles (Children’s Story Books, Sea Turtle Gifts, Moon Books for Kids, Children’s Environment Books, Kid’s Turtle Books)Sea Turtles: Fun Facts About Turtles of The WorldSave the Ocean (Save the Earth Book 1)I’ll Follow the Moon — 10th Anniversary Collector’s EditionJune Moon
Turtle Paper Cup Craft Supplies
Making this Turtle Paper Cup Craft is so easy and cheap! All you’ll need is a few basic materials that you probably already have on hand.
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Recommended Turtle Activity Kits
Want even more sea turtle activities? Grab this activity kit for more vocabulary cards, dot coloring pages, labeling worksheets, puzzles, and more.
Do you want another craft about turtles? Grab this cute clay turtle lagoon and create a sea turtle habitat!
How to make this Turtle Paper Cup Craft
Now that you have your materials for this super easy craft, you can start crafting!
Start by cutting the paper cup in half, and painting it green.
Time for these little feet! Make sure you fold them neatly before you attach them to the shell of the turtle.
Don’t forget the head of the turtle! Once the cups are dry, use the glue gun to attach the pom pom ball and googly eyes.
Make beautiful spiral pipe cleaners and add them as the details of your little turtle! Before you know it, you’ll have an adorable paper turtle that your kids will love.
Congratulations! You’re done with your turtle paper cup craft!
- Paper cup
- Green paint
- Googly eyes
- Green pipe cleaners
- Glue stick
- Pom pom ball
- The first step is to prepare the shell of the turtle. Paint it green and let it dry.
- Grab the four strips of pipe cleaners and fold them in half. They will look like the feet of your turtle. Carefully glue them into the green paper cup.
- Attach a green pom pom ball then two googly eyes to make the head and face of the turtle.
- Add some details by gluing some pieces of spiral pipe cleaners to the paper cup shell.
- Allow the glue on your turtle to dry.
- You've done it! What an adorable turtle paper cup craft!
The Turtle Paper Cup Craft is a fun and educational activity your kids will love. With just a few simple materials and a little creativity, your family can create a whole family of paper cup turtles that will provide hours of entertainment.
Don’t forget to take a few photos and share them on social media – I would love to see your creations!
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