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Friday, June 4, 2010

Turtle Bank Craft


I've done this craft at parties, festivals, and in the classroom. Its inexpensive, easy to set up and always a huge hit.




Ages 2-7; Download Printable PDF

You will need:

6-inch paper or Styrofoam bowls 
Green construction paper or poster board 
Scissors 
Tissue paper, at least two shades of green 
White glue 
Paint brushes 
Googly eyes 
Stapler 
Turtle Banks
Adult Preparation:
Cut tissue paper into ~1 1/2 inch squares. Using the turtle body pattern, cut turtle bodies from green construction paper or poster board. Dilute glue with water in a bowls so it spreads easily.


Kid Construction: Paint glue onto the outside of a bowl. Cover with overlapping squares of tissue paper. Paint another layer of glue over the tissue paper (the glue dries clear and makes a nice, shiny surface). Staple the shell to the turtle body, and glue on googly eyes. When glue dries, an adult can cut a hole in the top of the shell to make it into a bank, if desired.


Did you know?


  • The turtle’s shell is fused to its backbone and ribcage.
 
  • Turtles do not have teeth, and use horny ridges on their jaws to chew food. 
  • The biggest turtle, the Leatherback sea turtle, can reach 8 feet in length and weigh nearly a ton!





1 comment:

  1. Very cute idea! My kids would love this!

    Thanks for linking up!

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