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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

pink and red turtle valentine card craft image collage with the words turtle valentine card in the middle

Supplies

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, leave 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 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

More Valentine Ideas For Kids

Keep that fun and learning going with even more Valentine’s Day ideas for kids!

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 some new books we’re going to 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

We also have lots of other Valentine’s Day crafts for kids to make.

Kids love Star Wars? Create this Baby Yoda card craft to tell someone “Yoda best friend ever”.

Have a unicorn lover? This unicorn Valentine card craft will let someone special know how magical they are.

Besides homemade cards, we also have this adorable panda Valentine craft and this puppy Valentine craft.

turtle valentine card craft

These Valentine bingo printables are also a fun activity to do with the whole family or in the classroom.

Have some open-ended exploratory play with this Valentine themed play dough set or this Valentine sensory bin.

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!

Get Our Favorite Valentine Crafts For Kids!

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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 to give 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.
  2. Fold the turtle shell paper in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leave 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.
  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.
  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!

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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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