Who is in the mood for a turtle craft? These Turtle Clothespin Puppets are not only adorable but so fun to make!
If you’re looking for a fun craft to do, put making turtle puppets on the top of your list. Whether you use the pre-made ones or decide to color your own, this craft will totally put you in creative mode.
Searching the Internet for crafts can be a tough one. Sometimes the crafts can be complicated and actually ruin “craft” time. Printing out these Turtle and Tortoise Clothespin Puppets will ignite the creativity.
This turtle can be colored whatever color of the rainbow that you can think of! The pre-colored turtles are ideal for toddlers or little children who really aren’t that into coloring but still want to do a craft.
How to Make Turtle Clothespin Puppets
What you need:
- Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
Step by Step Instructions
Creating a DIY puppet is something that most kids dream of. Not only do you get to make a puppet that you can give a voice to, but you get to put it together yourself! You can have a whole friend group of turtle puppets, ready to play at any moment. Let’s get started on HOW to make these puppets, so you can have as much fun as possible!
If you are choosing to color the turtles, this is the time to do it. It is much easier to put the Turtle Clothespin Puppets together after they are colored.
This is your chance to use your imagination and use as many colors as you’d like!
If your child can cut out the turtle themselves, then have them do that during this step. You can also assist the cut out of the turtle by cutting around the turtle in a big square. Then your child can have a smaller piece of paper to hold as they cut.
Go ahead and cut the mouth in two. This may seem like a weird part, but this is what is going to make the turtle talk when the craft is complete.
Now is the fun part! Have your child glue across the top part of the clothespin to allow them to add the mouth!
Go ahead and add the mouth to the clothespin. This is the start of assembling the turtle puppet.
You will glue the body along the bottom part of the clothespin. The idea is that when the clothespin opens and closes, it looks as though the turtle is talking.
Now it is time to practice your best turtle voice and put these Clothespin Turtle Puppets to work during playtime. What is your favorite part of craft time?