Personalized Turtle Wall Art

Think about using a piece of your child's art to make a bit of wall art. Here we see a painting transformed into a personalized turtle wall art piece.


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My daughter loves making art especially with her dot markers. I was able to repurpose her beautiful artwork into this personalized turtle as wall art.

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • dot marker
  • water
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • googly eyes
  • beads
  • pipe cleaner
  • glue stick


  1. Find a piece of artwork of your child's that you want to customize into an animal of your choice. I thought this painting would be nice as a turtle.
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  3. With green construction paper - cut out turtle legs, a tail, and face.
  4. Cut out the artwork in a circle to resemble the shell. Position the body parts. Glue the face, tail, and legs on to the backside of the shell to resemble a turtle.
  5. Glue on eyes.
  6. Optional - to make this turtle more personalized you can make a name bracelet (pipe cleaner with beads.)
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  8. Secure the name tag onto the turtle.
  9. Make a hook with a pipe cleaner and tape it on to the back of the shell. This will be your hook to hang on the wall.
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July 15, 2019

Kids love to create artworks using their handprint as the basis. The steps and photos found on this page will help you to create a handprint turtle framed art project with your child.

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