In this post, learn how to make a super easy recycled CD and button turtle craft with kids. This simple and fun craft idea for kids includes a free printable turtle template and video tutorial, making it perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, teens, school age kids, and even adults!
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CD and Button Turtle Craft for Kids
Do you have old CDs from the 1990s laying around collecting dust? After schooling your kids on how Mom used to rock in flannel pre-digital age, give Ace of Base, Crash Test Dummies, and The Cranberries a crafty purpose.
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Video Tutorial: CD & Button Turtle Craft
Before you get started, watch the video below to be guided through each step of this craft. You can view more easy kids craft tutorials on our Facebook Page, Teachers Pay Teachers Page, or right here on our website.
Craft Supplies Needed for Turtle Craft
- Turtle craft template
- 1 CD
- White school glue
- Green marker
- Wiggly eyes
- Black felt tip pen
Directions for Turtle Craft
Step 1: After gathering supplies, invite your child to glue colorful buttons to the CD. Kids can choose to use either side of the CD, but we preferred to use the mirrored side.
To prevent excess glue from smudging the CD, apply the glue directly to the buttons, then press them onto the CD.
Step 2: While the glue is drying, invite kids to color and cut the turtle craft printable page.
Solid green, purple, stripes, polka dots—kids can color their printable page however they like!
Step 3: After kids have cut out their shapes, invite them to press wiggly eyes onto the oval. Next, draw a nose and smile on the turtle’s face with a black felt tip pen.
Step 4: Tape the shapes to the back of the CD as pictured below.
Cute, isn’t it?
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This post was originally published on April 23, 2017.