As anyone that knows me personally will know I have a thing for turtles – so far we have managed not to craft around the subject of turtles – but it got too much today and we had great fun making a sticky turtle.
What you need
Some variations of green/yellow paper 1 piece of each
A large piece of paper
Some PVA glue
How the fun happens
While I drew out a turtle outline on a piece of paper my little boy (almost 23 months) had great fun tearing up paper into smaller bits which we put into a bowl to take out as we worked out.
The idea was the bits of paper would be glued onto the shell of the turtle.
I covered the turtles shell with glue using a sponge dabber – but with our second turtle I put some glue in the middle of the shell and we both squashed it around the shell so we could stick the pieces on.
He then stuck the pieces onto the shell – some overlapped, some left spaces so I shock off the excess and then he stuck some more on. I think the effect on the shell is lovely. I then left him with some crayons in greens and yellows to decorate the rest of the turtle and will cut out the turtle and stick it onto another piece of paper.
He loved the idea so much they we had to do it twice as well as make a frog using the same method
Read this next
Latest posts by Cerys Parker (see all)
- Summer Evenings – Family Fun Ideas with Young Kids - May 22, 2015
- Be Street Smart with Solar – #BritainsBrightestStreet - May 21, 2015
- Letter Recognition Flowers - May 20, 2015
- 10 Nursery Rhymes to sing with Babies and Toddlers - May 19, 2015
- Easy Bruschetta recipe to make with Kids - May 19, 2015