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Tissue Paper Turtle Craft by Melanie Mikecz


- Tissue paper in an assortment of colors (make sure you have plenty of greens)
- 2 pieces 8.5” x 11” card stock paper
- Mod Podge Glue
- 8” x 8” stretched canvas
- Brush for glue
- Scissors
- Pencil


  1. Cut about 30 2” pentagons (five sided shapes) out of tissue paper. I used mostly greens, with an odd color thrown in for fun. Don’t worry too much about making perfect shapes.
  2. Cut about 40 1” squares out of tissue paper.
  3. Apply a thin layer of glue with your brush on one piece of the card stock. Begin layering your pentagons over the glue. Gently brush glue over tissue paper.
  4. Continue this technique until most of the paper is covered.
  5. Repeat this technique on the second sheet with the smaller tissue squares.
  6. Once the glue has dried, trace your shapes on the back of each sheet.
    From sheet #1 you will need a large, kind of oblong, half circle, four smaller rectangles, and a tear drop shape for the head.
    From sheet #2 you will need a long thin strip, four small wing shapes, and a small triangle for the tail.
  7. Cut out your shapes.
  8. Arrange your shapes on the canvas. You may have to do some trimming.
  9. Apply glue on the back of each piece. Layer each piece on your canvas starting with the legs, tail, and head.
    As you lay each piece down you will need to press the edges down firmly.
    You may need to add some glue over each piece to help get the edges to adhere.
  10. The nice thing about using stretched canvas is that your artwork is ready to hang.

Have fun!

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