Paper plate crafts are our favorite, and this turtle turned out so cute. This really is the perfect craft for toddlers. Maddie glued down the squares on the “shell” by herself. She concentrated so hard on getting the back of each piece covered completely in purple glue stick glue. I loved watching her press each piece down exactly where she wanted it. And it turned out really cute! She chose purple and green for her squares.
– Paper plate
– Green foam*
– Construction Paper
– Glue Stick
– Wiggly Eyes*
* NOTE: The wiggly eyes and green foam were given to us by our friends at Craftprojectideas.com! You can find their awesome materials on their website as well as in Walmart stores.
– I cut the construction paper into small squares, then let my toddler glue them down onto the paper plate.
– Meanwhile, I eyeballed cutting out shapes for the head, legs, and tail out of the green-colored foam.
– For the eyes, I added two dots of elmer’s glue and let Maddie pick out the eyes and press them down.
Older children will be able to do more of the cutting and gluing of the foam pieces. I recommend drawing the shapes onto the foam and letting them cut it out. =)
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