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Making Felt Turtles | Crafting with Kids

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Olive loves turtles ❤️🐢we had fun at a rather busy @oceanariumuk today

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Olive loves turtles/tortoises. She is actually bordering on an obsession. Not only to we have books, cuddly toys, bath toys and the constant need to go see turtles/tortoises but she's desperate for a pet one! Which has been further fuelled by Auntie F's little friend Tallulah!

olive and tortoise

We decided to have a crafternoon session but one that everyone could enjoy. A few weeks previous during one of her many I'd like a tortoise sessions I had googled and found an easy pattern for making a felt tortoise/turtle on Ebabee Likes I printed off the pattern and really just let them get on with it – supervised of course!

They all selected their own felt and pinned the pattern on once they had cut them out. I used every ounce of self control not to get involved! The odd shapes and missing limbs are what makes them so magical!

 turtle collage

The pattern is simple – 2 turtle shapes and a shell. Stitch the shell shape onto one of the turtles sew both together and stuff. We used the felt scraps to stuff them. We also added buttons for eyes. Considering the children did it all themselves I think they are fab!


@ebabeelikes here's our #felt #tortoises the blue and black one my 3 yr old made 😄

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I was a bit worried about the needles but we had no incidents. The children really enjoyed being creative and feeling grown up.  I really enjoyed it too and yes made the red and yellow turtle! 

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  1. Lucas says - Olive, you're not alone. I LOVE tortoises and would really like one of my own. The Mother says No! so maybe I'll have to copy your idea and make one of my own. Awesome job lil' dudette xx Thanks for linking to #minicreations and Welcome to the GL Gang :)

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  2. I love these!! Little G was obsessed with turtles a year ago but now is obsessed with lions lol x

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  3. Thanks for the mention. I am SO impressed by your kids efforts - they have done such a fabulous job and I can't believe even your 3 year old made such a fab one. Well done to them.

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