Quilling Turtle Craft ~ Construction Paper Crafts for Kids


Create adorable turtle crafts with this paper quilling technique for kids.  This construction paper turtle is ready for your under the sea fun!Create adorable turtle crafts with this paper quilling technique for kids. This construction paper turtle is ready for your under the sea fun!

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Paper quilling is one of those crafts that I always see and am amazed by. The beautiful things that can be created from strips of paper leave me in awe. Now I won’t pretend that this paper quilling technique is going to turn you into an amazing quiller, but your little ones can create some pretty fun pieces of art! After you are done checking out this turtle craft, you can also watch a video to see the fun butterfly we created too!

Supplies for your Turtle Craft:

  • Construction Paper. We used blue, green, and yellow. You can use any colors you like!
  • Paper Cutter. (Not necessary, but makes prep so much faster.)
  • White Glue.
  • Scissors.
  • Craft Stick.
  • Marker.

There is something about beach paper crafts that screams summer. From fish paper crafts, under the sea paper plate crafts, to turtle crafts and other ocean animal crafts. We hope you get some fun beach craft inspiration!

See the paper quilling technique in action in the video below!

Step by step instructions to create your construction paper turtle

Start by cutting your “turtle colors” into strips.  The size of the turtle you create will determine how many strips you will need. I started with a sheet of each color. Grab a scrap of paper and cut out 4 legs, 1 head, and 1 tail.Create adorable turtle crafts with this paper quilling technique for kids. This construction paper turtle is ready for your under the sea fun! Now you need to decide how big of a turtle you want to make. For the smaller turtles, create a circle using one strip of paper. For a larger one connect two paper strips together before gluing into a circle. Trace the circle onto your blue piece of construction paper.Create adorable turtle crafts with this paper quilling technique for kids. This construction paper turtle is ready for your under the sea fun! Glue the head, legs, and tail around the circle. Then glue the circle on top of them.Create adorable turtle crafts with this paper quilling technique for kids. This construction paper turtle is ready for your under the sea fun!
Now for the quilling. Take a strip of paper and wrap it around a craft stick. Hold it tight and slide it off the end. Create adorable turtle crafts with this paper quilling technique for kids. This construction paper turtle is ready for your under the sea fun!Dunk it into some white glue and then place it inside your turtle shell. Create adorable turtle crafts with this paper quilling technique for kids. This construction paper turtle is ready for your under the sea fun!Watching them uncoil a bit is part of the fun. Continue with your quills until your turtle shell is full.

Use a marker to draw on a face. Once the turtles have dried a bit you can trim the edges of your blue paper to look like a pond!Create adorable turtle crafts with this paper quilling technique for kids. This construction paper turtle is ready for your under the sea fun!

V had fun creating this whole turtle family!Create adorable turtle crafts with this paper quilling technique for kids. This construction paper turtle is ready for your under the sea fun!

If you loved this paper quilling craft, you’ll love this!
  • Rainbow String painting is a fun process art. String art for kids creates beautiful thread paintings that are never the same.
  • These construction paper rainbow flowers are perfect diy paper flowers for your kids to make! These a fun paper flowers for a kids craft.

Pin this turtle craft to your kids crafts board on Pinterest!Create adorable turtle crafts with this paper quilling technique for kids. This construction paper turtle is ready for your under the sea fun!

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