Tissue Paper Mosaic Turtle Craft

 

 

My kids love turtles, and after seeing a few this spring, we came up with a turtle-inspired craft.

Supplies you will need:

~ small paper or plastic plates (or you can use paper)

~ construction paper

~ tissue paper in various colors

~ glue, and a brush to spread the glue

~ scissors

~ anything you might want to decorate with: sequins, beads, markers, etc.

Start by cutting up the tissue paper into approximately 1″ square pieces.  I do this part for my kids, but if they have the dexterity and patience, they can do this step on their own.

Decorate your plate (or large circle of paper).  I was planning on turning the plates upside down before decorating, but the kids insisted on leaving them right side up, so you can choose whatever you think works best.  If you use paper, it can get a little soggy, so you want to make sure it is thick enough.

My 3 year old stuck tissue paper on randomly, and my 6 year old came up with a design, so use your imagination!

Add on legs and a head (and a tail if you want as well).  These can really be whatever colors you like.  We cut the legs and head out of construction paper and made them long enough so they could be glued onto the plate.

Decorate a face on your turtle.  You can use markers to draw, or just about anything you might have on hand.  For example, eyes can be buttons, beads, sequins, or even Cheerios!

We had fun with our projects, and you can always use crafts like this as an educational tool.  Topics for this craft might include:

~ differences between land and sea turtles

~ colors of real turtles

~ patterns and colors

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. 1
    Robin Wilson says:

    My great-niece loves to do projects when she comes to visit. I love to do them with her, but I really love it when I come across one like this where I have all the supplies on hand! This is really a cute one! I think she will love it! Thank you for sharing and for the great pics ~ they really help me!

  2. 2
    Janet W. says:

    What a cute and easy craft project I can do with my grandson. He would love making this turtle!

  3. 3
    MaryAnn says:

    This would be a great craft for my son. Thanks for the idea.

  4. 4
    helga says:

    That is so cute, and kids love making things with tissue paper!

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