Here is an adorable handprint turtle craft perfect to get your kids crafting and exploring their creative side. What could be more fun than creating a summer craft that captures your little one’s precious tiny hands?!
Handprint crafts are some of the most popular and fun projects that kids can make. With just a few materials, you can create a beautiful, colorful reminder of the need to keep our planet and its sea creatures safe.
If you are looking for a simple ocean animal craft for your sea-themed lesson plans or just a way to spend an afternoon, this handprint sea turtle is sure to give your little ones plenty of fun.
Preschoolers, kindergarteners, and young school kids alike will love making this handprint turtle while also gaining lots of fine motor and scissor skills. If you are looking for more summer crafts, check out our collection of fun summer crafts for kids.
Supplies you need to make a handprint turtle craft
- White A4 cardstock (to print the template).
- Colored construction paper
- Colored cardstock
- Foam paper
- Handprint turtle printable template (You can download it by signing up for our newsletters below)
Steps to make a handprint sea turtle
In just a few steps, you can make a colorful handprint turtle in no time. It is an easy and fun craft that adults and children will enjoy alike.
Download and print the handprint turtle craft template on a white A4 cardstock or construction paper. You can get access to our printable library by signing up for our newsletters below.
After you sign up, you will get an email to confirm your subscription and once you confirm, you will get another email with a link and password to access our printable library. Open the printable library and you will be able to find our handprint turtle printable under the section “Summer”.
Cut out the parts of the template starting with the shell. Trace it on a colored cardstock using a pencil and cut it out. We used a light green cardstock for the shell.
Kids can also color it using markers or crayons if they don’t want to trace it.
Then, take a piece of foam paper and cut several hexagons and octagons to adorn the shell. Stick them on the turtle’s shell.
Now for the fun part! Let the kids trace their hand on colored construction paper using a pencil and cut it out. We used orange color paper. Make sure to leave a bit of space between the thumb and the other fingers.
Stick the handprint under the shell with the thumb making the turtle’s tail. Your little one will be surprised and delighted to see their craft take shape!
Trace the turtle’s head on another piece of orange construction paper and cut it out.
Stick the head at the front below the shell. Cut out an eye for our turtle and draw the feet and mouth using a black marker.
How cute is our handprint turtle craft!
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