Thursday, March 13, 2008

Paper Plate Turtles - Kid Craft

I have been reading about reptiles and other animal groups to Colton and Cheyanne, so I thought this would be a good craft to go along with it. We made turtles out of paper plates. Yeah, another craft boys will like to do.
You will need:
Paper plate (small or large- small plates will probably work better with smaller children), glue, green and brown construction paper, scissors and wiggly eyes (optional).


First, you and, or the kids need too tear up the green and brown paper into small pieces. I cut the head, tail and legs out.
Next spread glue on to the paper plate and glue on all the shredded pieces of paper covering the plate. Then turn over the plate and glue on legs, head and tail. Glue on the eyes and you now have a turtle. Easy, Easy Easy !!!!!







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25 comments:

Jennifer said...

i absoultely love it and may use it at preschool

Andrea said...

SO cute! And I bought paper plates now...so now we can make this craft! I know my son would love sticking all those little pieces on! haha. :)

Brittany said...

awww so cute!

Jennifer said...

I love this!! My kids will love it too, what a cute and great idea.

Janelle said...

Jennifer! How adorable. I am going to have to pull this one out for spring break.

What a great blog you have! I have been reading about your life and kids. I am hooked!

Have a wonderful day.
Janelle

Jenn said...

My three year old would love to make this cute turtle. Thanks again for all your great ideas!:o)

Sheila said...

Very cute! My son and I made the bunny craft from a few days ago. I need to take a picture and put it on my blog.

Beth said...

What a great craft...gluing and tearing paper! Any kid would love it!

Amber M. said...

We're taking a quick trip over spring break with our cousins...I'll be taking this idea with us to do with ALL the kiddos. Darling.

Brandi said...

I love all your ideas, they are great. But I do have a question, you and your children make so many things, how do you store them all? I would really like to see a post on your storage ideas for all the great things. My granddaughter loves to do things like this, and between home and Bible class, we just don't know what to do with them all.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Love the turtle! My kids would love ripping up the paper best, I'm sure! :)

Family Adventure said...

Your kids are ADORABLE. And ditto the turtle :)

Heidi

Kristi said...

Very cute, and salmonella free!

Rachel said...

So cute!!!

Joanna said...

That is soo cute!! We did a dinosaur by folding paper plate in half and adding legs, head, and tail.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

You and your kids are so crafty. I love it!

Michie said...

This is cute - and too funny, because I've been online the last day or two looking for turtle crafts/activities to go with the book, "Yertle the Turtle." We might have to try this one! :)

The Mama Bear said...

Very cute I remember many a paper plate project in our early homeschooling years.

You've been tagged at the Cafe today.

Sandra said...

Oh that is SO cute, Nicholas will love this :)

Steph said...

Craft is cute but I love your counters!

Melissa said...

Your ideas always blow me away! I would never look at a paper plate and think I could make both a bunny and a turtle out of it.

Once again, your a genius!

MamaGeek said...

Jennwa, you NEVER cease to amaze me. And I love how all your ideas seem so doable!

WRITE. A. BOOK!

Melanie said...

I love this idea. It's simple enough that I think I could do it with Hailey.

Amy said...

I love this little craft- it is so sweet. Ethan loves all things creepy and crawly :)

Scribbit said...

Oh that idea is cute! I bet it would make a cute lady bug too--