Terrific Turtle Weaving Craft For Kids
If you’ve an enthusiastic animal lover at home, then they’re bound to fall in love with our next project. This totally terrific turtle weaving craft for kids provides a great excuse to get creative and have some fun, whilst also helping your little ones with their coordination skills, and encouraging them to use their imaginations. Check out the Momtaz Begum-Hossain’s turtley awesome tutorial below and discover how it’s done.
You Will Need:
- 3 x lolly sticks
- Knitting yarn in assorted colours
- Green paint or green marker pen (optional)
Turtle Weaving Craft Tutorial For Kids
Layer the lolly sticks up and glue them in the centre so that they stick together. Leave to dry. If you have coloured lolly sticks, use green ones; otherwise paint or colour your sticks in green before getting started with the weaving.
Take your first yarn and tie it onto the lolly sticks with a knot. Wind it around in all directions going between all the sticks.
The centre section will become covered and raised, just like the centre of a turtle shell.
Swap colours by tying your second yarn onto the colour you’ve used for the centre with two knots, and then cut off the first yarn.
Take the yarn underneath your lolly stick and then pull it over the top of the next two sticks along. Then take it underneath the next stick and over the following two sticks.
All the gaps between the sticks should now be joining together.
Keep going in the same way, under one and over two. Change colours when you want.
When your turtle shell is complete, cut the yarn off and tie the loose end into the back. You can see how the turtle looks very different on the front and the back. Finally, draw on a smiley face, turtle toes and tail, to give your little pal some personality!
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