Sea turtles start out by hatching from eggs under the sand of a beach. They risk their lives as they race to get to the sea. They spend years at sea and when a female is old enough she returns close to where she was born to lay her own eggs.
In this activity we will make a mother turtle.
What you need:
- Card or manila folder
- Texta, black and green
- Photocopy templates to use as guides
- Optional, use of onion skin to create shell pattern
What to do:
- Using the illustrations as a guide cut an egg shaped piece of card or manila folder
- Using the cut out as a guide draw the turtle head, body, tail and flippers
- Colour the scaly skin using a green texta
- Colour in two eyes with a black texta or paint
- Cut out pieces of card or onion skin and decorate the top of the shell
- Cut out the pieces of card to create the breast plate on the underside of the shell
- Put the head, flippers and tail template between the upper shell and the breast plate