Looking for a preschool turtle crafts for kids? This cupcake liner turtle craft is perfect for kids of all ages: toddlers, preschoolers, even kindergarten kids. It’s budget-friendly, easy to do, and the perfect craft to do whether you’re at home or in the classroom.

Cupcake Liner Turtle craft with cupcake liner body, construction paper legs and head and tail, googly eyes, on blue paper colored on with crayons against a yellow backdrop- kids activities blog
How cute is this turtle craft!?

Easy Turtle Craft for Kids

Do your kids love turtles? If so, they will adore this Easy Cupcake Liner Turtle Craft! It’s simple, fun and only requires basic, minimal supplies.

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Cupcake liner crafts are easy and fun for kids of all ages. Using a green cupcake liner to make a turtle was a natural choice, but my little one also enjoyed margin purple, pink, and blue turtles. This simple craft is perfect for rainy afternoons at home, or an easy craft for an Ocean unit in preschool!

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Supplies Needed For Turtle Craft

Cupcake Liner Turtle Craft- Step 2- cut out 4 green construction paper circles, oval tail, and a circle for the head on blue construction paper with a green cupcake liner against a yellow table- kids activities blog
Cut out the feet, tail and head and get gather your blue construction paper and green cup cake liner.

Directions To Make This Awesomely Simple Turtle Craft

Step 1

Invite kids to flatten their cupcake liner. Glue it to a piece of blue construction paper.

Step 2

Cupcake Liner Turtle craft - step- add the legs, head, and tail to your flattened cup cake liner and glue them to the blue paper- kids activities blog
Add the head, legs, and tail to your flattened cupcake liner.

Draw and cut out 4 small circles, 1 medium sized circle and 1 pointy oval shape. Glue the shape to the side of the cupcake liner to make a head, legs, and tail for the turtle.

Step 3

Press 2 small wiggly eyes to the turtle’s head. Use a black felt tip marker to draw a nose and mouth on the turtle.

Cupcake Liner Turtle- step 3- add 2 googly eyes to the turtle's head and draw 2 dots for the nose and smiley face- kids activities blog
Add 2 googly eyes and don’t forget to draw the turtles mouth and nose.

Step 4

Draw an under water scene on the blue paper with crayons. My children drew bubbles, waves, sand, pebbles, and plants.

Cupcake Liner Turtle craft- step 4- draw an underwater scene with crayons- kids activities blog
Draw an underwater scene for your turtle to live in.

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Cupcake Liner Turtle Craft

Cupcake Liner Turtle

This turtle craft is so easy to make, budget-friendly, super cute, and perfect for kids of all ages!


  • green cupcake liner
  • green construction paper
  • small wiggly eyes
  • black felt tip pen
  • blue construction paper
  • crayons
  • glue


  • scissors


  1. Flatten your cupcake liner.
  2. Glue it to the piece of blue construction paper.
  3. Draw 4 small circles, 1 medium sized circle, and a pointy oval on green construction paper.
  4. Cut each of the shapes out carefully.
  5. Glue the shapes to the size of the cupcake liner making the turtles: head, legs, and tail.
  6. Press 2 small wiggly eyes onto the turtles head.
  7. Use a black marker to draw a nose and a mouth onto your turtle.
  8. Use crayons to draw an underwater scene on the blue paper.

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How did your preschool turtle craft turn out?

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