I would have to say that Valentine’s Day is absolutely one of my top favorite holidays and nothing says love more than creating a handmade gift. This tutorial will show you how to make an easy Valentine’s Day Turtle Card.
It comes with two different free printable templates. One that is already colored and a blank one.
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SIMPLE DIY VALENTINE’S DAY TURTLE PAPER CRAFT
- Card Stock Paper or Construction Paper
- Googly Eyes
- Printable Template (Color) / (Black and White)
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After you have printed your free printable template (found below), cut out and trace all the shapes on your dark green and light green card stock paper.
You will need one oval for his head, one large, light green heart, two medium, dark green hearts and eight small, dark green hearts. (I must have dropped a small heart somewhere, but after we were done with this Valentine’s day card, he only had 7 hearts on his back).
Your two medium hearts will be cut in half. These will be his little feet.
After you have traced all your hearts, gather up the biggest and glue the oval to the ‘V’ part of the heart.
Now, you are going to glue on his legs.
Wait a couple of minutes for all 5 pieces to dry and flip over your homemade Valentine’s Day Turtle card.
Next you are going to glue on the smallest hearts to his shell. We randomly placed them where ever they fell. Don’t put to much thought into the placement of the hearts. You know turtles don’t care.
Finally, add a small googly eye and a smile. Now he is complete!
When you have finished, be sure to share your creation on Simple Mom Project’s Facebook Page and follow me on Pinterest!
More Options to Choose:
- You can print the blank version and trace the cut outs on card stock paper for a sturdier Valentine’s Day card,
- Print the color version for a simple and easy Valentine’s Day craft or,
- Print the blank version and use it as a Valentine’s Day coloring sheet activity and then glue the pieces together.
To print your Valentine’s Day FREE template, turn the printer on, click on either the color version or black and white then click print.
This is the easiest version of the Valentine’s Day Turtle, print it off, cut along the black lines and glue the pieces together.
I like this version best. While I am working to use it as a template for our card stock paper, my daughter can color her own to keep in her collection. Once complete then cut them out and glue him together.
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