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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Paper Plate Turtle Craft

We recently held a group messy play session at a local hall for some friends & this was the craft I set up, I will be writing another post soon with all the other details. 
Above is my turtle, he is made using 1/2 a yellow paper plate, green card, a wiggly eye. He is decorated using green lentils & green egg shell. 

Once I had washed dried & crushed the egg shell I put it in to a zip lock bag with a little surgical spirit (rubbing alcohol) and green food colouring.
Our green food colouring isn't very strong (from lidls) so even with quite a bit the shell was only yellow so I added a bit of blue & it was a much better colour. Once it had dried out it gave a lovely 2 tone natural effect.

Here are the boys making their turtles, Joseph (4.5) even made a second one with 2 heads!

Everyone enjoyed making turtles & we had lots of variations, we have lots of green egg shell & lentils left over so expect to see them used in another craft in the future!

x Jo x

P.S. Don't forget to enter our competition to win a pair of bandana dribble bibs handmade by me. 


  1. Those are very sweet turtles. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Stopping by from the Pin Me Linky Party over at Diana Rambles. I am one of the cohosts this week. Just wanted to thank you for posting. This is super cute! Love the idea.

    <3 Jenna @

  3. so cute, featuring you today on the kids co-op

    1. Thanks so much, always makes my day to be featured :-)

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