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Sea Turtle Paper Plate Craft

  • Wednesday 15th April 2020
  • Craft

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It is time to get crafty! Did you know that sea turtles live in almost everyone ocean in the world! Here at SEA LIFE Sydney we have 3 large sea turtles, Myrtle, Dave & Chong!


Follow the steps below to make your own paper plate sea turtle and bring some of our aquarium to your home!


  • Coloured cardstock 
  • Scissors
  • Tape 
  • Paper plates 
  • Coloured tissue paper 
  • Black marker 
  • Glue 
  • Paint


  1. Draw the body!
    Turtles have a head, tail and 4 flippers so you will need to draw each of these body parts onto the cardstock. Then cut them out!
  2. Paint the shell! 
    Take your paper plate and cover it in whatever colour paint you would like! make sure you get all the little cracks filled in so your turtle is nice and bright. Then sit your plate aside to dry
  3. Tissue paper time!
    While your shell drys, cut your tissue paper. Cut the coloured tissue into lots of small squares
  4. Put it all together!
    Now that you have all the pieces of your turtle it is time to put it all together. Flip the paper plate over and tape your turtle body parts to the underside. Next flip your shell back over and stick your tissue paper squares all over the top of the shell to represent the turtle shell pattern. 
  5. Add the face! 
    Take the marker and draw your turtle eyes and mouth and you are done!