Fun Little Turtles

Fun Little Turtles
Fun Little Turtles

Make these fun little turtles with plastic fruit cups.

Turtles use their hard shells for protection from predators. They can tuck-in their head and legs to hide and stay safe. Some turtles can live to be over one hundred years old!

Supplies you will need for one green turtle (Turtles are usually shades of green and brown, but you can use any color that you enjoy):

1 Plastic fruit cup (These were for Dole mandarin oranges)

2 Green wiggle eyes

1 Large Green Pom, 1 1/2 inch

4 Small Green Poms, about 1/2 inch

Green Curling ribbon

Green acrylic paint

Fun Turtle Craft Supplies
Fun Turtle Craft Supplies

Brown marker

Sponge brush




First, use the sponge brush to paint the plastic cup green. Set aside to dry.

Next, use the marker to draw round and square shapes on the top and sides. These represent the markings on a turtle’s shell. Then use the marker again to mark 5 dots along the bottom rim of the cup. These will mark where the legs and head will be.

Next, cut 5 lengths of ribbon, each about 3 1/2 inches long. Then glue each piece to the inside of the lid using the 5 dots as a guide. Set aside to dry.

Next, turn the cup over and glue on the Poms for the head and legs. Allow to dry.

Next, use scissors to snip off the excess ribbon.

Finally, glue the wiggle eyes to the head.

I hope you enjoy making these fun little turtles with your kids!

Tools I Use

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