Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

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Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

This egg carton turtle is both easy and fun to make – and seriously… an egg box does not get much cuter than this!!

The egg boxes come from our which is still our most used craft supply box…

What do you need to make Egg Carton Turtles?

Green Cardboard – I used two shades… and a slightly

Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

How did we make our Egg Carton Turtles?

First I cut the egg boxes into individual ‘shells’

Then I added 3 shades of green paint to a pallet and we got painting…

I Used 3 shades as we were trying to create a somewhat mottled effect on the shells…

I cut out the underside – an older child can do this themselves.

Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

Here is a template for you to download!

I made sure that there are 2 sizes – as egg box sizes do vary!

A turtle has 2 legs and 2 arms – just like a tortoise – only a turtles arms and legs are shaped like paddles to help them swim!

They also have a little pointy tail at the back.

This picture below is of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle – it shows you the paddle like arms and legs…

Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

Then we stuck a shell onto each body and added a pom pom head with small googly eyes!

Very simple to do – and so cute!

We left a day between the egg box painting and the assembly – to let the paint dry!

And here they are: our Egg Carton Turtles!

This is such a good idea to do when learning about the sea or reptiles!

Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

It is also a FANTASTIC way to start talking about nature conservation – and about protecting the beaches – and no drive areas where the turtles lay their eggs.

Watching turtles hatch and head for the sea is really special – and something you should really try and see in your life! This is such a cute video…

Egg boxes are never going to look the same again!!

Let us know how you get on with this!

We would love to see your turtles! Feel free to pop them onto our

Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

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Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

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These are adorable. I wanted to let you know that I am featuring these with a link and photo if you don’t mind.

Thanks! We don’t mind, glad you like them!

Tracy January 22, 2017 - 12:11 am

Just saw this! These are adorable, can’t wait to make them with the dc kids.

Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

This is super cute! Did you add a pattern? If you have a template, I won’t have to create one, so I thought I’d ask. My students will love these! Thanks!

Yip! Template is there! We would LOVE to see what your students make! Feel free to post pictures to our Facebook Wall!

Hi! LOVE this! We are planning on using this idea for our VBS this summer. Do you have a pattern you could share for the flippers/tail or a picture of the piece? Also, did you just use regular white glue to attach it all together?

Hi! Thanks so much!We loved doing this!!

There is not a pattern for the flippers and tail – it is all one part, but good idea – thanks, I’ll add a pattern!

Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

Kenddall April 12, 2016 - 2:25 am

I love this craft so much! I am assisting in my church’s bible school this year and the theme is “under the sea”! So excited because this is the perfect craft to do with the toddlers! Thanks a ton!

Margie February 25, 2016 - 4:44 am

Hi thanks for this. I am doing a delpoma in childcare and this is going to be an activity i am going to use. Thanks so much

Glad you like it! We would love to see some photos! Enjoy!

Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

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Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

This egg carton turtle is both easy and fun to make – and seriously… an egg box does not get much cuter than this!!

Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

The egg boxes come from our which is still our most used craft supply box…

What do you need to make Egg Carton Turtles?

Green Cardboard – I used two shades… and a slightly

How did we make our Egg Carton Turtles?

First I cut the egg boxes into individual ‘shells’

Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

Then I added 3 shades of green paint to a pallet and we got painting…

I Used 3 shades as we were trying to create a somewhat mottled effect on the shells…

I cut out the underside – an older child can do this themselves.

Here is a template for you to download!

I made sure that there are 2 sizes – as egg box sizes do vary!

Egg Carton Turtle ReCycled Kids Craft

A turtle has 2 legs and 2 arms – just like a tortoise – only a turtles arms and legs are shaped like paddles to help them swim!

They also have a little pointy tail at the back.

This picture below is of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle – it shows you the paddle like arms and legs…

Then we stuck a shell onto each body and added a pom pom head with small googly eyes!

Very simple to do – and so cute!

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