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The key to kids learning to read and write is building those fine motor skills. If you are looking for a fun way to do that, this paper turtle craft will help build those fine motor skills while making a super cute turtle! 

If you want to make this craft even more educational, you can read a turtle book before doing the craft! Here are some excellent reads to go along with your paper turtle craft:

paper turtle craft

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How to Make a Paper Turtle Craft

Step 1:

Cut out a circular piece of green paper for the turtles body/shell.

Step 2:

Make a cut along the radius of the circle.

making a paper turtle

Step 3:

Overland the both side of the cut with each other by 3 to 4 centimetres and glue it there.

making a kids animal craft
making a kids animal craft

Step 4:

Take the circular tiny pieces to decorate the turtles shell.

Step 5:

Glue them on the turtles shell.

Step 6:

Take the feet of the turtle and bend them slightly in half.

making a kids animal craft
making a kids animal craft

Step 7:

Glue the four legs on four sides of the circle.

turtle craft for kids
turtle craft for kids

Step 8:

Take the head for the turtle and glue tiny circular pieces for the eyes.

making a kids animal craft

Step 9:

Then use a black marker pen to draw the eyes and use a pink pen to draw the face.

turtle craft for kids

Step 10

Then glue the head of the turtle to the shell.

paper turtle

And there you go…. It’s done!

paper turtle final paperturtle

Download Your Free Paper Turtle Template here! 

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