Paper Bowl Turtle

Make a cute pull-along turtle out of a paper bowl.
Paper Bowl Turtle craft


  • Green construction paper
  • Large paper bowl
  • Poster paint
  • Crayons
  • String
  • Wiggle eyes or flat beads
  • Paint brush
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Safety Tips

  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Paper Bowl Turtle 1. Trace the outline of a paper bowl's rim on green construction paper.
Step 2 Paper Bowl Turtle 2. Draw a turtle's head on top of the circle, a tail at the bottom, and two pairs of legs along the sides.
Step 3 Paper Bowl Turtle 3. Cut out the turtle outline.
Step 4 Paper Bowl Turtle Ask for an adult's help.4. Punch a small hole about an inch from the rim of the paper bowl.
Step 5 Paper Bowl Turtle 5. Paint the paper bowl to transform it into a turtle's shell. Green turtles are pretty popular but you can choose your turtle's shell color.
Step 6 Paper Bowl Turtle 6. Make big spots or other patterns on your turtle's shell. You can finger paint or use your paint brush. Once you're finished, set the bowl aside to dry.
Step 7 Paper Bowl Turtle 7. Glue a pair of wiggle eyes or beads for your turtle's eyes. Draw a nose and mouth with crayons.
Step 8 Paper Bowl Turtle 8. Slightly curl the head, legs and tail.
Step 9 Paper Bowl Turtle 9. Cut a 2 to 3 feet length of string and insert one end through the hole on the paper bowl. Make a knot on this end of the string.
Step 10 Paper Bowl Turtle 10. Glue the shell on top of the body. Position the shell in such a way that the string is in front.
Step 11 Paper Bowl Turtle 11. Let the glue dry completely before taking your turtle out for a walk.