We’re still using our coffee filters to make coffee filter crafts for kids! This week, we’re making a really easy (and cute) coffee filter turtle craft!
This easy craft is part of a science and ELA lesson we’ve been working on about animal collective nouns. As you can tell, we’re learning about groups of turtles and it turns out that a group of turtles has some pretty nifty names. Read on to see how we learned about turtles and made this fun craft!
Coffee Filter Crafts for Kids: Coffee Filter Turtle Craft
We’ve been learning about animal collective nouns for the past few weeks. Many animals have their own unique collective nouns for groups, so we might refer to a “pride” of lions or a “murder” of crows.
Did you know that a group of turtles can actually be referred to four different ways? They can be called a “bale” of turtles, a “nest” of turtles, a “dole” of turtles, or (my personal favorite) a “turn” of turtles. Try saying a “turn of turtles” three times fast. 🙂
So – we decided to make our own turn of turtles using coffee filters!
To make this craft, you’ll need a few items. (Affiliate links provided here for convenience. For more, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Two white basket coffee filters (More if you want to make more turtles)
- Colored pencils
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Child-safe scissors
Start by coloring both coffee filters light green. I used yellow-green here.
Then draw rough rectangles on the filters with a brown colored pencil.
And then color them in!
I used a glue stick to trace around the outer edge of the filter. That way, when I glued it to the construction paper the middle remained raised. That gives the turtle shell a tiny 3D effect.
Draw a turtle head and four feet. Add some eyes and a smile to the face.
Finally, cut the turtle out around the shell. Be careful not to cut the feet or head off!
Aw….they love each other! And that’s it! Our “turn” of coffee filter turtles is complete!
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