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Busy Hands: Stamped Turtle Craft

Most kids love animal crafts, and they are fun to make too! Our latest is this simple turtle craft in which we used a sponge stamp to paint with.

A simple turtle craft with stamp painting for toddlers and preschoolers.

These are the materials you need to make this Stamped Turtle Craft:


- Green craft paper (two shades)
- Googly eyes or white paper circles marked with a black pen
- Green paint
- Foam or sponge stamp

Here's how you can make it:


1. Cut out a large oval shape with the lighter shade of green for the shell.

2. Cut out the flippers of the turtle, a head, and tail with the darker green paper.

3. Stick on the different parts of the turtle in the right places (as shown below) and stick on the eyes too.

4. Use the stamp to make patterns on the shell with green paint. We used a circle sponge stamp, but if you have a hexagon/pentagon shape, that would look great too.

Simple turtle craft with stamp painting for toddlers and preschoolers.

This craft is really easy to do, and can even be done as a group activity on a play date or in the classroom. It would also make a great addition to an underwater study unit for toddlers and preschoolers.


Here are some more of our animal craft ideas:


- Underwater theme play dough

- Shape animals

- Bottle top spiders

- Penguin snow globe

- Painted cotton sheep

- Paper plate peacock

- Shape giraffe

- Alligator puppet

- Baby chick texture craft


Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children.


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12 comments

Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

Great idea, and the finished turtle looks fab x #LetKidsBeKids

Steph @MisplacedBrit said...

Very cute little turtle!
Last time I gave Mr 2 some potatoes to stamp with, he was ONLY interested in painting the potatoes ;-) ...We'll have to try again.

Karen Bell said...

That turtle is so cute. Lovely creative stamping.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) said...

That looks so effective, and yet is so simple. Looks cute!

Heather H said...

I love simple crafts like this one. Super cute!

Tarana said...

He must have had fun then!

Eileen Teo said...

Love it! So simple and very cute! Thank you for sharing it with us #Pintorials

Louisa said...

This is so simple but so effective, an ideal craft for afternoons after nursery.

Merlinda Little said...

Love this. My son loves the turtles from Nemo and I am sure he will love this too! #letkidsbekids

Clare's Little Tots said...

Pinned. Love how simple this is #MiniCreations

Mummy on a Budget said...

Popping over from #ToddlerFunFriday
Like that these are simple and don't need too many materials. The turtles look really cute.

kidGLloves said...

Grace says - This is just the cutest Turtle I have ever seen. I love working with paints and stamps and think you could make a very colourful Turtle too!! Awesome job. You all definitely deserve High-5's!!! Thanks for linking to #minicreations

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