Easy paper quilling turtle that your kids can make from construction paper


Create this quilling turtle with this easy 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!

Paper Quilling Turtle

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.

Did you know that you can use construction paper for quilling? 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 quilling turtle craft, you can also watch a video to see the fun butterfly we created too!

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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.

How to create your construction paper turtle

Check out these step by step instructions for creating a quilling turtle out of construction paper. Then watch the video below to see it all in action!

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 turtle connect two paper strips together before gluing them 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. Watching them uncoil a bit is part of the fun. Continue with your quills until your turtle shell is full.Create adorable turtle crafts with this paper quilling technique for kids. This construction paper turtle is ready for your under the sea fun!

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!

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

Pin this turtle craft to your kid’s 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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