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Making an Egg Crate Turtle Paper Weight

You can help the kids make decorative paper weights by recycling part of a egg carton with a few other crafting supplies. Here is a turtle, but you can use this concept to create other creature paper weights.


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May 14, 2019

Make a cute paper weight to keep papers, or your kids' papers from flying everywhere especially when the fan is on or the air breeze is blowing in. You can apply this same concept to other animals too if you don't want a turtle.

Total Time: 10 minutes + drying time


  • egg carton
  • scissors
  • paint/paint brush
  • goggly eyes
  • pom pom
  • 4 flat glass gems
  • construction paper
  • hot glue


  1. You'll need one egg carton piece. Paint and allow to dry. Once dried you can go around with scissors to trim off the excess.
  2. Lay out all supplies - flat glass gems, pom pom, and goggly eyes.
  3. Assemble all pieces with hot glue.
  4. Cut a piece of construction paper into a triangle to resemble a tail and glue onto the turtle. Ready to use as a paper weight!
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May 17, 20190 found this helpful

That is so cute and looks like it would be easy to make.

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May 18, 20190 found this helpful

Yes! Very easy to make and adds a cute touch as a paper weight too!

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