Painted Turtle Rocks

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Pet Turtle Rocks

Take the pet rock craze to a more fun and educational level with our painted turtle rocks. If you like this craft, check out our Hide A Rock craft which also uses painted rocks.

What You’ll Need:
*Large rock (looks for ones that are fairly flat)
*Popsicle sticks
*Green paper or craft foam
*Black marker
*Green Paint
*Glue/Hot glue
*Foam paint brushes
*Shoebox/construction paper/scissors, etc. (optional) for habitat

Preparation:
*Take a walk or go to the park and search for rocks.
*Talk about turtles. What do they look like? What do they eat? Where do they live?

Activity:
*Paint the rocks and popsicle sticks green. Allow to dry. Use the black marker to add details to the turtle shell.
*Cut out a head shape from the green paper/craft foam. Add eyes, nose, and mouth with marker.
*Glue the popsicle sticks in an X shape to the bottom of the rock. Glue the head to the front, making sure the face is facing up.
*Use the shoebox, construction paper, etc. to make a habitat for your turtle!
*Send us a picture of your kids and their turtle rocks we may post it to our site! info@mycalendarmaker.com.

Suggested Resources:
*Find information on turtles here.
*Animal Classification Unit from My Activity Maker includes an activity on reptiles, like turtles.

This activity can be found in the Arts & Crafts section of our site.