Crafts for kid: Paper Mache Turtles

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Who doesn’t love a cute turtle?! This easy paper mache craft is perfect for kids aged 5 to 99. Homemade paper mache paste and recycled newspapers makes it cheap and fun. All you need is a balloon and a couple of days for drying…..

You will need:
Paper mache paste
Newspaper strips
White paint
Colored Tissue paper
School glue
Google eyes
Yellow craft foam

English language development: turtle, eyes, legs, tail, shell, paper mache, newspaper, glue, tissue paper, brush, dry, cut, scissors, craft foam, balloon, cover, half, tear, smooth and rough

Let’s get started:

Step 1: Cover bottom half of small balloon with paper mache paste and newspaper strips. Let dry overnight. Repeat three times.
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Step 2:
Remove the paper mache shell and trim top to make it smooth.
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Step 3: Paint the turtle shell white and then cover with tissue paper and diluted school glue.
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Step 4:
Cut out head, legs and tail from yellow craft foam. Glue onto the shell with hot glue and add eyes.
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All done!
Alison