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Turtle Craft for Kids

Turtles are such fun creatures, and this turtle craft for kids is a great way to make a mini turtle. You can use this craft to decorate your desk, keep as a pet, or add a magnet and put it on the fridge!

sea turtle craft for kids


Crafting with food can be fun, though some food can also be messy. Be careful what tasty items you decide to use for food crafts. 

We chose some walnuts, they are not very messy – but so many ideas you can make! Just make sure Dad leaves you a few rather than munching through a full bag.

Another Fun Turtle Craft for Kids!

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Check out this other turtle craft for kids you can also make from an old fruit cup.

Before you jump off to do this one please read on to see how to do this


How to do Walnut Turtle Craft for Kids

This easy turtle craft for kids is great fun, easy to make, and he can be your very own pet turtle without any mess or feeding!

sea turtle craft supplies Craft Supplies:
  • Walnut half
  • Paint (green)
  • Paint brush
  • Pipe cleaner (green)
  • Pom Pom (green)
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
painted green walnut

Step #1:

Paint your walnut half with the green paint. 

Set it aside to dry. (Apply a second coat if it needs it)

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Step #2:

Bend your pipe cleaner into a star shape. Make one point of the star a little smaller, this will be his tail.

Set this aside to be glued on the shell once the paint dries.

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Step #3:

Grab your green pom pom. This will be your turtles head. 

Glue your two googly eyes onto the pom pom. 

Set it aside to be glued on the shell once it is dry.

how to make a turtle from walnuts and pipe cleaners

Step #4:

Check on your shell, once it is dry it is time to start gluing!

Glue the star shape you made onto the bottom. This will be his four legs and tail.

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Step #5:

Glue the pom pom head onto the end opposite the pipe cleaner tail.

At this point, if you wish to turn your little turtle into a magnet that’s possible too! 

Add a strip of magnet on the bottom side of the turtle. 

Our turtle craft for kids is ready to show off! He is such a cute little guy, we think we will name this Squirt!

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More Crafts with Walnuts!

We’ve thought up a few more food crafts with a walnut, click on any of the pictures below to learn these crafts.

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