Eco Crafts

World Turtle Day

Check out how to make a sea turtle craft that floats!


World Turtle Day is on 23 May and to celebrate (or shall we say shellebrate) these remarkable reptiles, check out how to make a sea turtle craft that floats!

You’ll need:

  • Green craft foam
  • Plastic containers from fruit or jelly
  • Googly eyes [optional]
  • Craft paint
  • Glue

Step 1: Paint the cup and allow to dry.

Step 2: Trace the turtle pattern <above / below> onto the green foam.

Step 3: Glue the cup onto the foam turtle.

Step 4: Add the googly eyes onto the turtle’s head.


Turtally awesome facts!

  •  Sea turtles have been on Earth for more than 220 million years.
  •  Unlike land tortoises, sea turtles can’t hide their heads and legs inside their shell.
  •  6 out of 7 types of sea turtles are endangered.
  •  Leatherback turtles can travel more than 16,000km every year. That’s almost halfway around the world!
  •  The leatherback is the largest sea turtle and can weigh a whopping 900kg. That’s as much as a small car!