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June 2, 2011

Bottle Top Turtles

        
     
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We save bottle topsall bottle topsall the time! I have a big ole container filled with them! You never know when you may need them for a craft of some sort!  {grins} We have made bottle top bug crafts, so we decided to give turtles a shot!

Bottle Top Turtle Craft

So, if you are interested in making a few bottle top turtles, here is how we made them! First of all, here are the supplies that you will need.

 

Supplies Needed:

  • bottle tops
  • Q-tips
  • popsicle sticks (regular and jumbo sized)
  • foam
  • googly eyes
  • acrylic paint
  • hot glue gun
  • potato

Bottle Top Turtle Craft

 

Directions:

1. Trace a circle onto the foam using the bottle top as a pattern. Cut out the circle.

2. Cut the Q-tips in half and cut down the popsicle sticks.

3. Paint the Q-tips and the popsicle sticks. If your bottle top is not green or brown, paint it with acrylic paint.

4. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the turtle head, tail, and legs onto the foam circle.

Bottle Top Turtle Craft

5. Use the glue gun to attach the part shown above onto the rim of the bottle top shell.

Bottle Top Turtle Craft

6. Cut a trapezoid-shaped stamp from a potato and use it and some paint to design the turtle shell (bottle top).

Bottle Top Turtle Craft

7. Use the hot glue gun to adhere the googly eyes.

Bottle Top Turtle Crafts

8. Now, have fun playing with your new turtle friends!

Bottle Top Turtle Craft

The kids even made “habitats” for their turtles. I am often amazed by their creativity!

Bottle Top Turtle Habitats

Be sure to check out some of our other bottle top crafts:

What are some fun crafts you have made using recycled bottle tops?

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14508025632249734480 Christine

    Those are soooo cute! I’ll have to put those on my list for the summer!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06956658569016339616 TN Quiltbug

    Oh, these are absolutely ADORABLE! How creative your kiddies are as well! Wish they could come over and play with my 6 year old daughter. I’m sure she would have a blast!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17970101432834731044 Ticia

    I love their habitats! How cute.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07314945140193369797 Louanne

    that is adorable!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13327580648887192948 Debbie

    Jenn – Thanks so much for this idea!! As part of our literacy curriculum, my students need to learn the Nursery Rhyme, There Was A Little Turtle. This activity will be PERFECT to use when I introduce the rhyme in the fall. Thank you so much!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13327580648887192948 Debbie

    Jenn – Thanks so much for this idea!! As part of our literacy curriculum, my students need to learn the Nursery Rhyme, There Was A Little Turtle. This activity will be PERFECT to use when I introduce the rhyme in the fall. Thank you so much!!

  • Cindy_deRosier

    I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your turtle project! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/bottle-top-turtle/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

  • http://www.mama-jenn.blogspot.com/ Mama Jenn

    Thanks for letting me know about the feature!!

  • maestramaria

    Bellissime!!!

  • tatsgran

    Had the idea to make mothers day frig magnets from this turtle pattern. Helped the 5 yr old next door to make her “turtle crazy” mother a set for the occasion.

    • http://www.MamaJenn.com/blog Mama Jenn

      I love your idea!!!

      • tatsgran

        Thanks MamaJenn..it just seemed like a solution to her obsession with turtles andherlittleone’s need for aMothers Day Gift..xo

        • http://www.MamaJenn.com/blog Mama Jenn

          Love it!!! Great solution!!