A few weeks ago we did a Turtle unit study, and to go along with it we made this cute and simple craft.
JZ (5) and J-Bug (3) painted the egg carton pieces brown, then we left them overnight to dry. J-Bug wanted one of his unpainted. The next day they glued a pom pom on each shell for the head.
To make the legs I poked a hole where each leg should go then threaded a pipe cleaner piece through each hole. I used one piece for two legs. Then I folded the pipe cleaner over to form a lopp and poked it back in the hole. To secure it I twisted the short end around the long end. To secure the tail I twisted a loop around the pipe cleaner legs then poked a bit out of the back. JZ helped me with the pipe cleaners, but J-Bug preferred to have me do his.
Finally, we glue googly eyes to the pom pom heads, and our turtles were good to go!
A few other fun craft ideas: Milk Jug Monsters, Bird Nests, Hand Print Apple Trees, and Glowing Aliens.