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Turtle Paper Bag Puppet Craft [FREE Template]

Kids love crafts and animals.

Combine them together, and your kids will be over the moon!

This turtle paper bag puppet craft is a fun activity that can be done any time of year.

This craft helps kids learn how to follow directions, work on scissors skills, creativity, and more!

Once they are finished making their puppet, they can put on a show or use it for pretend play.

Join in this animal-filled crafting adventure with our free template below.

Also, be sure to check out all of our paper bag puppets for even more ideas!

Turtle Craft For Kids

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Supplies

  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Scissors
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • 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 paper bag turtle craft template

Optionally: If you want the background of your puppet to have a color, glue the flap background portion and the main portion onto the brown paper bag.

hand gluing blue paper to brown paper bag

Begin to create the turtle’s face by gluing the eyes just above the mouth.

hand gluing eye to paper bag turtle head

Glue the cheeks below the eyes.

hand gluing cheek to paper bag turtle head

Take the completed turtle head and glue it in the middle of the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing head to paper bag turtle craft

Next, create the turtle’s body by gluing the arms almost to the top of the shell.

hand gluing arms to paper bag turtle craft

Place the legs on the bottom of the shell, with about an inch of them hanging off the shell. Glue it in place.

hand gluing legs to paper bag turtle craft

Glue the belly in the middle of the shell so it’s overlapping the arms and legs.

hand gluing belly to paper bag turtle craft

Take the completed body and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing body to paper bag turtle craft

Now you’re done! Isn’t this turtle so cute and friendly?!

paper bag turtle craft

Do you want to keep your kids entertained all year long with fun animal crafts? We’ve got you covered! Our animal craft book has 52 weeks of unique & adorable animal crafts for kids. Watch your child’s creativity blossom as they improve fine motor skills!

Animal Unit For Kids

Do you want to create an entire animal unit around this tortoise craft? If so, keep reading below for all of our ideas!

Repeated reading aloud helps children develop language skills, helps with listening comprehension, focus, and so much more. Those are some of the reasons why we always like to start a theme with books!

Below are some of our favorite animal books for kids:

The Box Turtle: Terrance is one unusual turtle. He was born without a shell, so he carries around a box on his back at all times. Follow Terrance on an adventure to discover how it’s okay to be different!

Grumpy Monkey: Grumpy Monkey is one grumpy little fellow but he just doesn’t know why. His friends all try to cheer him up, but in the end he realizes, he just needs one day to feel his emotions and be grumpy!

See You Later, Alligator: Kids who love rhyming and silliness will want to read this cute book about Tortoise leaving on an adventure! On his way out, he must say goodbye to all his friends. But, by the time he’s done, the park gates are closed and he has to stay another day! Kids will want to read this book over and over again.

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Animal Crafts For Kids

Crafting is a great way to get your kids’ imagination going! It’s also great for them to work on skills like focus, cutting practice, fine motor skills, and more!

Add in some more fun animal crafts! Below are some of our favorites:

Tiger Headband Craft – Kids will go wild for this tiger headband craft! It’s easy to make and only requires a few materials that you probably already have around the house. Just grab some paper, scissors, and tape, and you’re good to go.

Paper Plate Giraffe Craft – This giraffe craft is perfect for kids who love to be creative. They can paint the plates and then cut and glue them together to make a cute giraffe. The best part is that they get to be as creative as they want while they make this craft. They can even add their own personal touches to their giraffes, such as bows or buttons. This is a great way for kids to express their creativity, and it’s also a lot of fun.

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Koala Handprint Craft – Koalas are one of the cutest animals ever! And what could be cuter than a handprint koala craft made by your very own child? This simple, no-paint project is perfect for even the youngest artist, and it makes a sweet keepsake that you’ll cherish for years to come.

Llama Paper Plate Craft – Looking for a fun farm-themed paper plate craft for kids? Look no further than the llama! These cute creatures are easy to make and can provide hours of entertainment. Just grab some paper plates, some paint, and a few other supplies and you’re ready to get started.

Animal Activities For Kids

If you’re looking for some no-prep activities to work on with your preschoolers then these animal do a dot printables are perfect. They can be used as a quiet time activity or in the classroom. They’ll provide lots of fun while working on those fine motor skills too!

These zoo animal worksheets will help your little ones practice letter recognition, counting skills, handwriting, and more. We hope that they serve as a helpful resource in your homeschooling journey or even if you want some new activities to keep them entertained at home!

hand holding paper bag turtle craft

Kids love to get messy and explore. Sensory play is a great way for kids to do that while also learning about themselves, their environment, and animal habitats. This Zoo Play Dough Kit has everything you need for hours of fun!

Get kids into more pretend play with these jumbo zoo animals. They’re perfect for little hands!

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!

More Animal Ideas For Kids

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Turtle Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This turtle paper bag puppet craft is a great activity when learning about pets. It's also good for pretend play!

Materials

  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Scissors
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Turtle template

Instructions

  1. Download the turtle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Optionally: If you want the background of your puppet to have a color, glue the flap background portion and the main portion onto the brown paper bag.
  3. Begin to create the turtle's face by gluing the eyes just above the mouth.
  4. Glue the cheeks below the eyes.
  5. Take the completed turtle head and glue it in the middle of the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
  6. Next, create the turtle's body by gluing the arms almost to the top of the shell.
  7. Place the legs on the bottom of the shell, with about an inch of them hanging off the shell. Glue it in place.
  8. Glue the belly in the middle of the shell so it's overlapping the arms and legs.
  9. Take the completed body and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

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Turtle Template To Print

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Janneke

Monday 19th of September 2022

Going to try

Sam

Thursday 22nd of September 2022

Good! Hope everyone likes it!

Vineesha

Wednesday 24th of August 2022

Iā€™m please send me the turtle temple Thank you

Sam

Wednesday 24th of August 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you šŸ™‚

Salma

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

Please send me this turtle template Thanks

Sam

Thursday 11th of August 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you šŸ™‚

Ghanshyam

Thursday 14th of July 2022

How do i get the template

Sam

Thursday 14th of July 2022

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you šŸ™‚

Sherry

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

How do I get the template?

Sam

Thursday 9th of June 2022

There's a form that just above the comments section. All you need to do is enter your email in the form and the link will be sent to you šŸ™‚

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