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Kid's Craft: Recycled Cup Turtle Featured

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by Stacey Gibbon from Glued to My Crafts Blog


If you are looking for an easy craft activity for the kids to make this summer vacation, this

Recycled Cup Turtle Kid Craft idea is just for you!!!

Using recycled materials, craft paint and green pom poms - you and your child can make a one-

of-a- kind creature that is fun to play with AND show off! So with that being said, not only is this

kid friendly craft super simple to assemble {even for a beginner crafter} but it's always really

inexpensive too!

Now let's grab those craft supplies, check out the full tutorial below and create a fun turtle piece

with your child today! Happy crafting my friends!!!



Supplies Needed:

Ad Tech Precision Pro Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Recycled Plastic Cup {we used an apple sauce container}

Brown Craft Paint

Paint Brush

Green Pom Poms {one large/five small}

Two Wiggle Eyes


Step 1. First have your child paint the outside of their recycled container completely brown. This is the

body of the turtle. At this point in time, they also add other colors and/or embellishments to the

"shell" if they like. Once done, set aside to let it dry completely. Repeat for each turtle piece you

want to make.


Step 2. Now get your hot glue gun hot and ready to be used. Using parental supervision, have children hot glue the

large green pom pom to the painted cup. This is the head of the turtle. Now grab the remaining

green pom poms and glue those around the cup, to signify the turtle's legs and small tail.

TIP: To avoid coming in contact with the glue, place a small amount of glue onto the cup vs applying glue to the pom pom, then have the child gently press the pom pom into the glue.



Step 3. To finish off, hot glue your two wiggle eyes to the large green pom pom head to give the turtle

life! Then display as is or add other embellishments you see fit.


TIPS: This idea can be easily made with ANY recycled cup you may have on hand. Although we

used a container that held applesauce before, a butter container or yogurt cup will do the job

too! Remember – you can also change up the craft to fit your needs as well. Instead of paint,

have children cover their cup in green tissue paper and glue. You can also add in some glitter,

rhinestones and even sequins to create a one-of- a-kind look! The goal is to have fun!

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