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Turtle Father’s Day Craft (Free Printable Template)

It’s time to start brainstorming how kids can show their appreciation for the amazing dads in their lives. 

We can make Father’s Day a “shell-ebration” to remember with this adorable turtle Father’s Day craft

This simple activity is bound to bring a smile to your “turtley” awesome Dad’s face when they see this turtle that wants to “shell-ebrate” him.

Make Dad feel extra special with our collection of Father’s Day crafts for kids with ideas that cover a wide range of interests.

Happy Father’s Day Turtle Craft

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Kids will be so excited and filled with pride to present him with their handmade masterpiece, so gather up a handful of basic supplies to get started. We’ve also provided a free template to make it easy on you.

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Turtle template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)
Turtle cut and paste printable craft mockup

Directions

Start by downloading the turtle template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this project to life!

Hand holding Turtle Father's Day Craft template

First, encourage your child to glue the bottom shell piece to the lower part of the top of shell piece.

Hand gluing nuchal shell of Turtle Father's Day Craft

Next, glue the underside shell piece to the middle and back of the shell.

hand gluing under part of shell to turtle Father's Day craft

Help your child arrange the front legs on both sides of the under shell piece and glue them to the back.

hands gluing front legs to Father's Day turtle craft

Finish up the legs by gluing the back legs just behind and on the outside of the front legs.

hands gluing back of legs to turtle Father's Day craft

Next, guide your child to glue the head to the center of the shell.

Hand gluing head of Turtle Father's Day Craft

Now, help your child to position the eyes below the eyebrows and glue them in place.

Hand gluing eyes of Turtle Father's Day Craft

Finally, glue the turtle to the center of the background paper.

Hand gluing turtle of Turtle Father's Day Craft

Be sure to check out our card crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun DIYs like this one!

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Ideas For Kids

Good Ideas For Father’s Day

Are you searching for the perfect way to celebrate Dad? We have a good assortment of book, projects, and activity ideas that will inspire kids to show their love and appreciation in creative ways.

Find a good book to read together or a hands-on project to surprise him with some of our favorite ideas below. There’s something for every family to enjoy no matter their interests.

Join us as we explore different possibilities kids can make that will make Dad feel truly special.

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Father’s Day Books For Kids

Made For Me – This storybook is charming celebration of the magical moments between a dad and his little one, adorned with cute illustrations and sweet verses. It’s the perfect picture book to melt hearts and treasure the joys of parenthood, making it an ideal gift for new fathers!

I Love You, Daddy – A beautifully illustrated tale that captures the heartwarming adventures between a father and his child, filled with love and encouragement. It’s the perfect bedtime story to share and cherish, making every read a special moment for dads and kids alike!

Just Me And My Dad – This is a sweet story that celebrates the special bond between fathers and their children, perfect for inspiring a love of nature and adventure in young readers!

Hand holding finished example of Turtle Father's Day Craft

Father’s Day Crafts For Kids To Make

Robot Father’s Day Card Craft – Gear up for Dad’s Big Day fun with a robotic twist! Kids can use their inner inventor to create a cool robot card for Dad. They’ll create a personalized greeting that’s sure to make Dad’s circuits buzz with joy!

3D Father’s Day Card Craft – Wow Dad or Grandpa with a snazzy 3D card! This idea features a bowtie and vest design, perfect for the stylish gentleman in your life. Kids will have a blast creating this fun and unique card that pops with personality!

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Rocket Father’s Day Craft – Blast off into fun with a stellar rocket card! Download our free printable template and let kids create the rocket from paper or color it in. This rocket card is sure to launch Dad’s special day to new heights!

Father’s Day Toolbox Craft – Construct the ultimate surprise for Dad with this toolbox project! Let your kids hammer away at creativity by making tools to fill Dad’s special toolbox. This fun and easy idea will surely be a hit with Dad on his special day!

Father’s Day Activities At Home

For a fun and easy idea, grab our free printable Father’s Day coloring pages! They offer kids a good opportunity to showcase their artistic skills either while coloring with their Dad or making art to give him.

Coloring promotes fine motor skills and sparks creativity, which makes this activity both entertaining and educational. You can kickstart an afternoon of coloring fun by downloading and printing these coloring sheets that feature Dad!

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Entertain the kids with these Father’s Day I Spy printables! These engaging worksheets are perfect for celebrating the special dads in their lives. Simply print the sheets, and watch as your kiddo enjoys hunting down all the items on the list.

It’s fun to find all the items and while they’re doing that, they’re also enhancing focus, observation, and memory skills. There’s easy and hard versions available, so children of all ages can participate depending on their skill level.

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Make Dad’s day extra special with our All About Dad Father’s Day printable! Discover what kids really think about their dads with this sweet and often humorous questionnaire.

This activity is a wonderful way to capture those precious moments in a fun and personal way from favorite sayings to cherished memories.

Kids can fill it out themselves or with a little assistance from you if needed. There’s also a version that kids can fill out for Grandpa, too!

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Transform ordinary cards into cherished keepsakes by adding precious footprints, handprints, or children’s drawings to the printable Father’s Day card designs. These simple and sweet cards are ideal for babies, toddlers, or preschoolers to make for Dad.

Included are adorable cute poems and sayings, and each card becomes a personalized expression of love that Dad will treasure forever. Create unforgettable memories together this June!

Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

Activities For Kids

Hand holding finished example of Turtle Father's Day Craft

Turtle Father's Day Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

We can make Father’s Day a “shell-ebration” to remember with this adorable turtle Father’s Day craft. 

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Turtle template

Instructions

  1. Download the turtle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. First, encourage your child to glue the bottom shell piece to the lower part of the top of the shell piece.
  3. Next, glue the underside shell piece to the middle and back of the shell.
  4. Help your child arrange the front legs on both sides of the under shell piece and glue them to the back.
  5. Finish up the legs by gluing the back legs just behind and on the outside of the front legs.
  6. Next, glue the head to the center of the shell.
  7. Position the eyes below the eyebrows and glue them in place.
  8. Finish off by gluing the turtle to the center of the background paper.

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Free Fathers Day Craft Template

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Barbara Curtis

Tuesday 11th of June 2024

Where is the template?

Sam

Tuesday 11th of June 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

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