Paper Plate Turtle Craft

Easy Turtle to make from plastic or paper plates. te

Make this friendly Paper Plate Turtle to decorate your walls and bulletin board. This is also a great project for the VBS Submerged theme. Check the related crafts below for more VBS Submerged projects. We’ve also included some books you might like to read.

Books you might like to read with this craft:

Foolish Tortoise by Richard Buckley

The Hare and the Tortoise  by Aesop

The Turtle and the Moon by Charles Turner

  • Green Paper Plate (Make sure it is green on the bottom too)
  • Light Green Craft Foam or Card Stock
  • Scissors
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Glue
  • Pen
  1. To make this project easier, take a look through your pantry for round and oval containers in various sizes to trace around. All different sizes can work. Cut out four ovals for feet and a larger oval for head.
  2. Turn the plate upside down and glue the ovals to the bottom positioning them as shown in the photo.
  3. Cut out a small triangle for a tail. Glue in place.
  4. Cut out a bunch of small circles. glue to the the top of the plate.
  5. Glue on wiggle eyes.



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  1. Made this today with my 5 year old – big hit!

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