Making a Paper Bowl Pet Turtle Decoration
Transform a paper bowl into a cute pet turtle for your little one. The list of supplies used and instructions follow.
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My little one has been wanting a pet turtle after reading a book about turtles! This is probably the closest we can do with a pet turtle and she's having a blast with her new *pet turtle*.
This would also be great for party decorations too if you're having a sea theme. You can apply this same concept with other animals too.
Total Time: 30-40 minutes + drying time
- scrapbook paper
- glue stick
- hot glue
- paper bowl
- google eyes
- hole puncher
- You can use a clean paper bowl, or use one that isn't too dirty and wipe it down. Then flip upside down and paint. Allow to dry.
- In the meantime, you can freehand and draw the face, legs, and tail. For the face, I traced a circular water bottle. For the legs and tail, I freehand drew them and then cut out.
- Recycle any cardboard you may have from online packages, cereal boxes, something more sturdy than the paper and cut to fit the face, legs, and tail for reinforcement.
- Once shell of turtle is dried, punch a hole, thread ribbon in and knot. Cut a good length for your child to be able to drag the turtle around.
- Using hot glue, attach all pieces (face/legs/tail) together to the turtle's body. Glue wiggle eyes to head. As a guide, I laid the pieces out and traced with a pencil where to glue.
- Optional: Decorate turtle shell. I cut out squares of plaid pattern green/white scrapbook paper. She glued down the pieces. Now you have a paper *pet turtle* in your household!
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