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I’m always looking for ways to reuse everyday items. Sometimes I turn them into inexpensive crafts for the kids. We made this cute upcycled turtle craft using a Chick-fil-a containers. The larger turtle is made from a soup container and the smaller turtle is made from a small fruit cup container. The head and legs are made from construction paper. I’ll go into detail about the steps and share my template below, so keep reading!
STEP 1 – Get your Materials
Eat some yummy soup or a fruit cup at Chick-Fil-A. Then, save and wash your container. You’ll also need some construction paper, a glue stick, and paint. We used acrylic paint. You can optionally use jewels or other small round eyes.
STEP 2 – Paint
Paint your container green (or any color!) and wait for it to dry.
STEP 3 – Cut
Cut out a head and legs from construction paper. You can download the template I created for the head and legs here. You’ll also want to cut some squares out for the shell. You could also be creative and use a variety of shapes.
STEP 4 – Assemble
Place the head and legs over the edge of the lid. Snap the container onto the lid to hold the pieces in place.
STEP 5 – Glue
Glue the spots on the shell.
We added some self adhesive jewels for eyes.
I hope you enjoy making this upcycled turtle craft with your little ones! The Chick-fil-A Mom’s Panel was asked to come up with some fun ideas for upcycling their soup containers. You can find more great ideas by searching the hashtag #ChickfilamomsDIY