Turtle Suncatcher

Turtley awesome! Shell-ebrate World Turtle Day and make a suncatcher with this melted crayon turtle craft for kids.

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Supplies:

  • Crayola Crayons
  • Crayola Crayon Sharpener
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola No. 2 Pencil
Crayola Glue Stick
  • Crayola Markers
  • Wax Paper
  • Duct Tape
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wiggle Eyes

CIY Staff Tips:

  • This craft includes the use of a hair dryer. Adult assistance required.
  • A pencil sharpener will work if you don’t have a crayon sharpener on hand.

Steps:

1
Step 1

Unwrap 2–3 crayons, then use crayon sharpener to create shavings.

2
Step 2

Lay piece of wax paper on protected surface. Evenly sprinkle shavings onto wax paper.

3
Step 3

Place slightly larger piece of wax paper overtop. Seal edges with duct tape.

4
Step 4

With the help of an adult, use hair dryer to melt shavings. Let cool 15 minutes.

5
Step 5

Cut circle out of wax paper.

6
Step 6

Sketch and cut out construction paper head, legs, and tail.

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Step 7

Glue head, legs, and tail to wax paper.

8
Step 8

Flip wax paper over. Glue wiggle eyes to head.

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Step 9

Draw details with markers for an ex-shell-ent turtle suncatcher!

  • Occasion:

    • Spring,

    • Back to School

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+


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