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Turtle Headband Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Kids are fascinated by animals, which is one of the reasons kids love pets so much. And pets are just as curious about kids!

The relationship between kids and pets can be a mutually beneficial one, teaching kids responsibility while providing companionship for the pet.

One less common, but just as fun pet is a turtle!

If your kids love turtles, they’ll love creating this turtle headband craft. It’s super easy to make, but kids will feel like they’re making something special. And it makes the kids look cute too!

Grab the free printable template and make this happy guy to go along with pet themes. It’s great for preschoolers, kindergarten, and early elementary-aged children.

For more ideas, check out all of our headband crafts for kids!

Turtle Craft Idea

turtle headband craft image collage with the words turtle headband

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Turtle template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the turtle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding turtle headband craft template

Begin to make the turtle’s head by gluing the eyes just above and outside the mouth.

hand gluing eye to turtle headband craft

Place the cheeks just below the eyes and glue them in place.

hand gluing cheeks to turtle headband craft

Finish off the head by gluing the spots to the top of the head, in between the eyes.

hand gluing spots to turtle head

Make the turtle shell by gluing the spots all around the shell.

hand gluing spots to turtle shell

Take the shell and glue it to the back of the headband base so about 2″ are above the head.

hand gluing shell to turtle headband base

Tape a headband extender to each end of the headband base.

hand taping extender to turtle headband

Now your kiddo has a cute headband craft they’ll want to show off to everyone!

turtle headband craft

Pet Unit For Kids

Keep the fun going by creating pet-themed unit for kids. We’ve got ideas that will help kids have fun, learn, and engage!

First up are books! Reading aloud to kids helps them develop a love of reading, build communication skills, and improve their focus.

Pet Themed Unit For Kids

Want to create a themed unit around this craft? We’ve got lots of ideas to get your started.

Books are a great way to get even further in a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win win situation!

Can I Be Your Dog? – This is the cutest storybook about a dog named Arfy who’s a homeless dog. Follow his journey to finding the right family to adopt him!

Strictly No Elephants – When a boy and his pet elephant are denied entrance to a special club, they set out to create their own all-inclusive pet club! This is a great story of being a true friend!

If You Give A Cat A Cupcake – Kids who love the classic If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, will love this cat version! See all the silly things this cat needs!

Crafting is a great family activity that not only helps kids develop fine motor skills, but it also provides opportunities for kids to develop their creativity and learn about patience and focus.

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Add in some of our favorite pet crafts below for even more fun:

These pet pattern block mats are a quick and easy no-prep activity for kids. They use shapes including hexagons, parallelograms, triangles, squares, and diamonds to help develop fine motor skills while also teaching them about basic geometry concepts such as shape recognition.

turtle headband craft

Relax and unwind with these pet coloring pages for kids. They’ll help with fine motor skills and creativity.

If you want to get in the kitchen with your kiddo, try making any one of these cute and easy pet themed snacks for preschoolers.

Your kiddo can work on scissor skills with these puppy cutting page printables or these kitty cat cutting pages. They’re a simple way to learn to cut along lines!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

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!

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Turtle Headband Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Have a pet unit study coming up or learning about the letter T? Then make this cute turtle headband craft!

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Download the turtle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to make the turtle's head by gluing the eyes just above and outside the mouth.
  3. Place the cheeks just below the eyes and glue them in place.
  4. Finish off the head by gluing the spots to the top of the head, in between the eyes.
  5. Make the turtle shell by gluing the spots all around the shell.
  6. Take the shell and glue it to the back of the headband base so about 2" are above the head.
  7. Tape a headband extender to each end of the headband base.

Turtle Craft Template

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