Turtle crafts are typically arts and crafts projects inspired by turtles, tortoises and terrapins. Children in preschool and elementary school often use turtle crafts as a tool to learn more about these creatures.
Turtle crafts can be made out of a variety of materials, including paper, cardboard, paper mache, recycled plastic, wood, clay, foam, fabric, duct tape, mosaic tiles, nuts and beads. Focus is typically on the hard shell of the turtle, which has a distinctive mosaic pattern. Turtle crafts are often used in the classroom as part of a curricular unit on sea creatures, marine life or cold-blooded creatures.