Turtle turtle! I always have to say that when I think of turtles, because of Dana Carvey in the movie Master of Disguise. It’s a stupid movie, but sometimes they’re the best kind. My kids, of course, have no idea what I’m talking about as I exclaim turtle turtle!, then laugh at myself. They just think I’ve lost it. We can at least all agree on this Plastic Lid Yarn Weaving Turtle craft, though.
This Plastic Lid Yarn Weaving Turtle craft is a great summer project, perfect for working on hand eye coordination with little ones and getting the slightly older ones perfecting sewing motions. We’ve done a Paper Plate Apple Lacing Craft that’s great for the fall, too, as well as a Mummy Paper Plate Lacing Craft perfect for Halloween.
Our turtles starts with a thin plastic lid. We used the black lids from the top of coffee canisters, but you could really use any kind you have on hand and then paint it for another step. Cut a circle from the lid, leaving enough space to punch holes around the outside. Take some green yarn and begin weaving, or lacing, through the holes. Back and forth until it’s filled. Finally, cut a head, legs, and tail pieces from green construction paper and add some googly eyes for a finished summer Plastic Lid Yarn Weaving Turtle! Turtle turtle!
Plastic Lid Yarn Weaving Turtle
- thin plastic lid
- green yarn
- green construction paper
- 1â€ hole punch
- small googly eyes
- hot glue
First, cut a circle from a thin plastic lid, leaving a perimeter. In that available space, punch holes. Cut a long string of green yarn and begin weaving through the holes. You may want to apply a drop of regular school glue or clear nail polish on the end of the string of yarn so the ends won’t fray. If so, make sure that dries before lacing.
Snip pieces from green construction paper or cardstock for the head, legs, and tail. We just winged it and made them like long flower petal pieces, with the head being more flat on top while the legs more rounded and the tail with a point. Hot glue in place on the underside of the lid. We also held ours in place at first with clear tape, just to make it easier.
Glue on googly eyes and you have a turtle turtle! ready for summer! Be sure to check out our other summer kids ideas at Our Kid Things!