Sea Turtle craft with paper plate

26 Nov

One of my daughter’s favorite sea animal, the Sea Turtle was our first paper plate craft.

Sea Turtle craft with paper plate

For the Sea Turtle craft with paper plate thins required are: paper plate (look for a deep plate or a paper bowl will also do), green paper, white paper, green paint, green red and black crayons or felt pens, brushes, scissors, glue, pencil and a bowl of water

Sea Turtle craft with paper plate

Get your toddler/preschooler to paint the paper plate green.

Sea Turtle craft with paper plate

While s/he is going green :), you can fold the green paper 2 times and draw the turtle’s scute on it. Then cut the outline taking the entire fold in the scissors, so you get all the scutes in one go.

Sea Turtle craft with paper plate

Then fold an A4 size white paper and draw 2 legs, a tail and 1 large face like in the picture. Cut it keeping the fold. You will get 4 legs and 2 faces (though we shall use only one ;). Ask your little one to color these with green crayons. You may alternatively use green paper or paint them too.

Sea Turtle craft with paper plate

Get your toddler/preschooler to paste the scutes on the paper plate.

Sea Turtle craft with paper plate

Then help add the legs, tail and face and draw the eyes and mouth with crayons. You can add a sheet of paper at the bottom so all the parts stay intact. You may also add a string to the turtle so your little explorer can walk it around.

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If you children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be done by an adult.

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