Wednesday, January 8, 2014

How to make a turtle with a paper plate and foam

Hi, everyone!!!

It's a wonder the crafts in which our children have fun and learn at the same time.
With the next craft our little ones will be able to learn about the beautiful turtles.
It is a very simple and very inexpensive craft.


  • Paper plate
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Brush
  • Scissors
  • Google eyes
  • Black and green permanent marker
  • Hot glue gun
  • White paper (for our templates)
  • EVA foam -foamy- sheet (green)
  • Pencil
  • Pink blush

How to do it:

  • Let's first draw and cut out on white paper the turtle of our choice (only the head, legs and tail) and so we will get our templates.

  • Now let's trace and cut out our templates on green EVA foam.
  • With the paper plate we will develop the body of our turtle. First let's cut it in half, then we will paint it with the green acrylic paint and wait until dry.

  • Now let's paint all the edges of our pieces of foam with a green marker, and thus will give more detail to the turtle. (Remember, you need to blend the color  with your finger or a cotton ball for a better look).

  • When we have all the pieces of the turtle ready, we will proceed to glue them with hot glue.


  • The last step is to draw a beautiful smile with the permanent marker and paint some nice badges, and we can't  forget to glue the eyes!!!!

  • If you want your turtle more detailed, then outline all around it with a black permanent marker some dots like I did and you can add some details to the carapace of the turtle. (I garnish with strips of EVA foam but you can decorate it with glitter, stickers, etc..)

Thanks for read my blog and until next time!