[VIRTUAL] Turtle Sun Catcher Craft

Miss Lisa and Miss Cris read the book Turtle Island by Kevin Sherry and then made a cute turtle sun catcher!

Download a printable instruction sheet (PDF): https://bit.ly/0617pcdl

You will need:

  • A bowl to trace a circle on the wax paper.  We used a 7" bowl in the example.
  • Wax paper
  • Pencil 
  • Scissors
  • Pencil sharpener 
  • Crayons
  • Hair dryer (an adult will need to supervise this - it can get hot!)
  • Green construction paper
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Hole punch
  • String or yarn to hang your craft


  1. Trace two circles onto the wax paper using your bowl and cut them out.
  2. Use the pencil sharpener to make some crayon shavings (use the broken pieces of crayons that you may already have).
  3. Sprinkle your shavings onto one piece of wax paper and cover with the other piece of wax paper. You don't want to make it too thick - you want the light to come through.
  4. Start applying heat with the hair dryer to melt the crayons between the wax paper.  Remember it can get HOT!
  5. Make a head, feet, and tail for your turtle with the construction paper and glue into place. Don't forget the googly eyes. The googly eyes are always a nice touch, but if you do not have any, just draw them on. It will still look great.
  6. Place a hole in the wax paper to hang your suncatcher with string or yarn.
  7. Hang your suncatcher up in a sunny, indoor spot! Doesn't it look pretty in your window?


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