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Turtle Valentine Card Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Valentine’s Day is just another great excuse to spend time with the kids and make some new crafts!

This turtle Valentine card craft is so cute, easy to make, and perfect for giving to friends or family.

We’ve made tons of Valentine crafts for kids lately and this one is high up on our favorite list.

Your kids can make this craft as we did, in pinks and reds, to go along with the Valentine theme or go with a more realistic coloring. Either way, they’ll turn out fabulous!

Be sure to download the free printable template. It’ll make it super easy to create with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children.

Watch our quick video tutorial below or read the directions to see how to make this cute craft.

Fun Valentine Craft For Kids

Valentine turtle card craft image collage with the words turtle Valentine card

Supplies

  • Cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • 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 valentine card craft template

Fold the turtle shell paper in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the fold line intact.

Position the turtle shell shapes all along the shell and glue them in place. Use the scissors to trim off the excess paper that hangs off the sides.

hand gluing pattern to turtle shell

Glue the back of the turtle shell to the turtle’s body.

hand gluing shell to turtle valentine card craft

Place the eye just above the smile and glue it in place.

hand gluing eye to turtle valentine card craft

Use a dark pink marker to draw on the turtles nostril and toes.

hand drawing on turtle toes with marker

Open up the turtle shell and write a special message in it!

hand holding turtle valentine card craft

Valentine Ideas For Kids

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your kids how much you love them, and there are lots of fun activities that you can do together! From sharing special books to making personalized crafts for one another, there are many ways to bond!

Get creative with some arts & crafts. Most important though, let this Valentine’s Day be full of fun, magic, and love!

Valentine Books For Kids

This Valentine’s Day, add a bit of literary charm to your kids’ lives. Reading books to your little ones provides unparalleled opportunities for personal growth and development, making it one of the most meaningful gifts you can give them.

Not only is it fun and educational, but reading also fosters greater creativity and language learning skills than any other activity. Give them the gift of books – there’s no doubt they’ll love it!

We love grabbing books from the library or buying them on Amazon to beef up our own home library. Below are some of our favorites and new books we’ll check out this year!

Love From The Crayons If your kids love any of the Crayon books, they’ll want to read this Valentine version where the crayons explore the bright colors and subtle shades of love.

The Invisible String – This is a sweet story all children will want to hear. It’s about a mother who tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string.

Little Blue Truck’s Valentine – Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. As he does, he wonders, will anyone give one to him?

hand holding turtle valentine card craft

Valentine Crafts For Kids

This Valentine’s Day, make it extra special for your kids by getting crafty.

Doing crafts together with your children is an especially fun and meaningful activity – as an added bonus, it can also be incredibly helpful in developing fine motor skills!

With our selection of excellent craft ideas, you and the kids will have a blast creating masterpieces that will be far better than anything Cupid could make!

Baby Yoda Card Craft – If your kids love Star Wars, you won’t believe how cool this Yoda card craft looks! It’s an incredibly easy way for your children to show just how much they care about their special valentine this year. Not only will it give them something adorable to write a message on, but it also shows that they put a lot of thought and effort into the project.

Unicorn Valentine Card Craft – Get ready to craft those Valentine’s cards because this unicorn valentine card craft is sure to bring the magic! Whether you’re doing a home craft project or looking for a craft activity for your class – this is the perfect project!

Valentine craft ideas image collage

Panda Valentine Craft – Valentine’s Day just got more adorable! What could possibly be cuter than pandas? Now, you can create your own panda Valentine with your kids! All you need is the tutorial and basic supplies, and in no time at all, your little one will be proudly showing off their very special artwork!

Puppy Valentine Craft – This Valentine’s Day, let the kids show parents or grandparents how much they care with this cute and creative pup-themed craft! It’s perfect to make with your children and guaranteed to bring a smile.

Valentine Activities For Kids

These Valentine Day bingo printables make for the perfect pastime – whether your family is having a party, your kids are hanging out with friends, or even if you use them in the classroom. These colorful printables are an easy, cost-effective way to share your love with everyone around you. Give these Valentine’s Day bingo sheets a try today and make this holiday one that won’t soon be forgotten!

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to add some love-filled fun to your kids’ learning routine! With our Valentine Day worksheets, they’ll be able to practice tracing the letter V, complete a letter maze, and more! These themed activities can also help build their foundational literacy and motor skills.

turtle valentine card craft

These Valentine cutting practice worksheets are making Valentine’s Day even more special for little ones! Who knew that staying in the lines and cutting out shapes can be so much fun? Your child will also practice all sorts of new skills, like number recognition and counting. And these worksheets are also the perfect way to improve their motor skills and strengthen hand-eye coordination!

two turtle card crafts

Valentine Fun

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 Valentine’s Day Activities

hand holding turtle valentine card craft

Turtle Valentine Card Craft For Kids

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

Looking for a fun homemade card for the kids to give to someone special on Valentine's Day? This turtle Valentine card craft is perfect!

Materials

  • Cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Turtle template

Instructions

  1. Download the turtle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need. hand holding turtle valentine card craft template
  2. Fold the turtle shell paper in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the fold line intact.
  3. Position the turtle shell shapes all along the shell and glue them in place. Use the scissors to trim off the excess paper that hangs off the sides. hand gluing pattern to turtle shell
  4. Glue the back of the turtle shell to the turtle's body.
  5. Place the eye just above the smile and glue it in place. hand gluing eye to turtle valentine card craft
  6. Use a dark pink marker to draw on the turtle's nostril and toes.
  7. Open up the turtle shell and write a special message in it! hand holding turtle valentine card craft

Did you make this craft?

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Free Turtle Card Template

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Lori

Thursday 3rd of February 2022

Super cute and fun! Thank you!

Sam

Thursday 3rd of February 2022

OH, good! You're welcome!

Dot O

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Can't wait to make.

Sam T

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Yay!

Jazzmond Collins

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

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Sam T

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

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