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Paper Plate Sea Turtle Craft

Recently I’ve been trying to think of more crafts for toddlers that I can do with my one year old daughter. If you saw my Paper Plate Sun then you’ll have seen that she loves to paint everything within reach! To try and keep the mess factor down a tiny bit I thought I’d try her out with a simple paper plate craft that only needed sticking to be done and together we made this fun paper plate sea turtle. Although I made this with a one year old, it would be easily adaptable for older kids by encouraging them to do the cutting out themselves.

Sea Crafts for Kids Sea Turtle Paper Plate CraftMaterials:

Paper Plate

Coloured Paper (I used green, blue, purple, orange and pink)



Felt Tip Pen

How to make your Sea Turtle Craft:

I got as much of this craft prepped as possible before I started as one year olds tend not to have the capacity to wait very long! So in advance I cut out the hexagons for the back of the sea turtle, as well as the head and legs. Having looked at a few pictures of sea turtles in advance I wasn’t completely sure what colour their shells were, however I had a quick root around online and this article on basic facts about sea turtles states that they can be yellow, greenish or black. Yes, I did add other colours but as my daughter is only one I thought she would probably enjoy that more!

She had a really fun time sticking the hexagons shapes on to the paper plate and I think her design looks pretty cool too! I helped with sticking on the legs, head and tail and it was done.

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  1. 10th March 2015 / 9:20 am

    This is really cute! It’s wonderful that you’re introducing your one-year old daugther to simple crafts 🙂

    • 10th March 2015 / 7:36 pm

      Thanks, we had a great time making it 🙂

  2. 13th March 2015 / 11:49 pm

    I’m a newbie to paper plate craft, but this looks like such a fun activity.

    Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tutorials.

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