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Peek-a-boo turtle

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An adorable turtle that will provide peek-a-boo fun for little ones.


1. Gather your material. You will need beige cardboard, green poster paint, scissors, a cork, two (2) small aluminum pie plates, white and/or hot glue, wiggly eyes, three (3) green Popsicle sticks, and a green shoelace.

 

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2. Cut an oval shape out of the beige cardboard to represent the turtle's shell. Pour a small quantity of green poster paint in one of the pie plates. Press the cork in the paint and then on the shell to add scales. Let dry.

 

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3. Glue the shell on the bottom of the second pie plate.

 

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4. Use the scissors to cut two small slits in the pie plate, just large enough to slide a Popsicle stick through.

 

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5. Cut the turtle's head out of the remaining cardboard. Glue two wiggly eyes at the top of the head.

 

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6. Glue the turtle's head on one end of the Popsicle stick inserted in the slit. Cut a small piece of the green shoelace and attach it to the other end of the Popsicle stick to represent the turtle's tail.

 

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7. Glue the two remaining Popsicle sticks together to form an « X ».

 

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8. Glue the « X » under the turtle so that the tips of the sticks can be seen on either side of the turtle (the turtle's legs).

 

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9. Children will enjoy pulling on the Popsicle stick to hide the turtle's head in its shell.

 

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10. They will have just as much fun sliding the stick to make the turtle's head reappear.

 

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Patricia-Ann Morisson


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