Make a Turtle with Popsicle Sticks and Yarn!


  • Popsicle sticks (mini or regular sized)
  • Colored sharpies
  • Hot glue
  • Yarn


  1. Color the popsicle sticks on one side with sharpies. They can be any color for the turtle legs, head, and tail
  2. Hot glue them together in a snowflake shape
  3. Tie a long piece of colorful yarn around the center and wrap it 2-3 times around each side, covering the middle portion. Leave a long tail
  4. Begin weaving in a gods eye pattern, wrapping yarn around one popsicle stick then moving to the one beside it and repeating
  5. To change colors tie a new piece of yarn to the working yarn
  6. When the shell is complete, tie the end of the working yarn to the long tail from the first piece of yarn
  7. Draw on a face and toes on the turtle

Activity by Tiana Chu, Floating Teacher

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