Instead of throwing away your empty egg cartons, recycle them into this simple, cute turtle craft suitable for ages 3 and up!


  • egg carton
  • scissors
  • paint and paintbrush
  • glue
  • pom poms
  • felt or craft foam
  • googly eyes
  • embellishments such as: Buttons, sequins, jewel gems, stickers, etc. (optional)
  • fuffy paint or permanent marker (for the mouth) (optional)


    1. turtle-longCut turtle shells from an egg carton and paint them in green or a color of choice.

    2. Cut four legs and a triangle tail from either felt or craft foam.

    3. Glue the legs and tail to the underside of the turtle shell. (You can use glue dots instead of glue if you wish.)

    4. Add a pom pom for the head.

    5. Decorate the shells using items such as buttons, sequins, jewel gems, stickers, or similar. Alternatively, you could draw on designs.

    6. Glue on googly eyes. If you'd like, draw on a mouth using black puffy paint or a permanent marker.

Amanda is an ‘artsy momma’ to 2 kids who love making crafts just as much as she does. Follow their creative journey over on the blog titled Artsy Momma. Besides crafts, they share fun food ideas, hands-on learning activities, mommy DIY, + lots more! If you love handprint art, head over to their Fun Handprint Art blog where you will find hundreds of their projects all made with little hands and feet.

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