Simple Sea Glass Turtle Craft Concept – Crimson Ted Artwork – Simple Youngsters Crafts

We love sea glass. It’s soooo lovely and looking for sea glass is such a important exercise on the seaside for the youngsters and I when on trip. We have introduced in a lot sea glass over time…and it is a good way to gather seaside finds with out harming the surroundings. In spite of everything, sea glass is human waste! So what sea glass and sea glass craft concepts are you able to make with youngsters? Is it potential to make sea glass jewellery with kids? Learn on and examine our sea ​​glass turtle Craft produced from salt dough. Make our greatest salt dough recipe and make these lovely summer season turtles.

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That is a straightforward sea glass making concept for teenagers! Cute salt dough turtles

To make sea ​​glass jewellery is often one thing for adults solely! As a result of sea glass is small and subsequently slightly “clunky”… and it may be exhausting for little palms to show it right into a sea glass artwork undertaking that you could carry. We layered most of our sea glass by coloration and saved it in jars. It is extremely lovely and a beautiful technique to admire our treasure within the sand! You’ll be able to even put a candle within the jar and nest it between the ocean glass. Very lovely and standard sea glass candles!

However what are you able to do? to make with sea maidens.. and when necklaces and bracelets are full past the capability of little palms… how about:

Our candy little sea glass turtles.. properly… sea glass AND salt dough turtles.. these are 3 of my favourite issues in a single sentence! Sea glass (so fairly), salt dough (so enjoyable!) and naturally turtles (so cute!). These glass sea turtles are nice for teenagers of all ages. I am certain you can also make your preschooler, preschooler, or toddler these…in addition to older youngsters. My 12 yr previous LOVES them.

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Additionally makes a straightforward Sea Glass Jewelery undertaking for teenagers! Drilling is just not essential! When you like these, you may additionally love our shell pendants!

What’s to not love about immediately’s youngsters craft! Proper?

The most effective factor about these salt dough turtles is that you could actually fluctuate the craft nevertheless you need:

  • make tiny sea glass turtles and switch them into wearable sea glass jewellery
  • make medium sized sea turtles and add magnets for the fridge
  • make giant glass sea turtles and use them as paperweights
  • change the ocean glass with different pure finds – e.g. pebbles and make different salt dough turtles

woohoo. I like a little bit of versatile sea glass artwork that youngsters can truly become involved in!!!

Do not forget our earlier inventive tasks. We even have our sea glass Christmas tree decorations (like easy sea glass ornaments), in addition to our sea glass artwork mermaid wall artwork undertaking. My youngsters cherished each! The Sea Glass Christmas Tree is one in every of our a lot cherished DIY Christmas decorations. The Mermaid was a gorgeous collage sea glass artwork undertaking that my daughter cherished making and in addition confirmed her masterpiece on the finish. And a good way to point out off this gorgeous colourful glass!

Anyway. I digress…on our sea turtle vessel.

Simple Salt Dough Recipe + Sea Glass Provides:

easy ingredients for salt dough
Making salt dough is affordable and simple

You may have to make a batch of our favourite and finest salt dough recipe. The elements are actually easy and never costly!

  • 1 cup flour (common flour/all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup heat water
  • inexperienced meals coloring (optionally available for coloured salt dough)
colored salt dough
High Tip: Use a very good high quality meals coloring gel to paint your salt dough!


  • sea ​​glass (we most popular to make use of inexperienced sea glass, however brown sea glass additionally works)
  • some varnish and/or glue (you could have to safe the ocean glass as soon as the salt dough undertaking has fully dried)
  • a small thread when making sea glass jewellery (and even work as a salt dough decoration connected to a ribbon)

Whichever model you make, these little turtles make nice salt dough keepsakes and can remind you of your trip collectively! Would not in addition they make good little presents for Christmas?

Do not have sea glass?

You’ll be able to simply change the ocean glass with different pure finds, corresponding to pebbles, sticks, mini pine cones or shells.

Sea Glass Turtle – Video Tutorials

The video tutorials are coming SOON!!!!

Learn how to make jewellery, fridge magnets or paperweights from sea glass!

Time for some directions! As talked about, these salt dough turtles are appropriate for kids of all ages. From toddlers and preschoolers to older kids!

Are you able to inform from the title of this part that we could not fairly determine what to show our salt dough turtles into? Ha.. a lot selection! How about all three (though for the paper weight you want much more sea glass…and we used an honest quantity for our Sea Glass Artwork Mermaid). Love the dinkiness of our little salt dough hanger… but additionally the pliability the bigger salt dough turtle permits for “little palms” to become involved.

So perhaps the reply lies in: how previous is your youngster. However youngsters of ALL ages could make these turtles!

There are two methods to make these turtles.

  1. Make the entire salt dough turtle first after which add the ocean glass
  2. Begin with the turtle shell – salt dough plus sea glass, then add the remainder of the turtle options.

I attempted each and appreciated each methods. I can not say which one I desire!!!

To make a salt dough turtle:

Making a salt dough turtle may be very simple.

salt dough turtle

Begin by making a bigger ball of salt dough – be certain that it is freed from any tears. Add slightly water if you wish to make it clean. Flatten the ball of the salt dough barely. Perhaps even make it slightly oval.

Make a smaller ball of your salt dough for the pinnacle. Hooked up to the bigger, barely flattened ball. Easy with some water to safe it.

Make 4 small balls for the fins. In order for you, you may form them a bit. For youthful youngsters, “balls” are advantageous. Reattach them to your turtle’s salt dough physique and clean/repair with slightly water.

Lastly, add slightly salt dough pie.

make turtle eyes

Easy in every single place. Poke two eyes into your turtle’s head with the again of a pint brush, pencil tip, or toothpick.

So as to add the ocean glass to your salt dough turtle:

add the sea glass
Including sea glass to your salt dough – we have used this method earlier than for our sea glass ornaments!

Gather the completely different shapes of colourful sea glass. Take the biggest piece of sea glass and place it within the middle of the turtle’s salt dough. Gently press into place (in order to not miss the turtle’s form).

Now add the smaller items of sea glass across the middle in a circle. Gently press the ocean glass into place as you go.

Add one other layer or smaller items of sea glass in any gaps.

Some sea glass might fall once more. Don’t worry. Fastidiously put it again in place…you may glue it in place later.

When you make a turtle from sea glass jewellery

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All you want is a string – be certain that so as to add it whereas your salt dough has not but dried. Or check out our salt dough shell pendants for one more methodology!

Lower a small piece of craft wire.

Flip one.

Stick it within the turtle’s head – the place the mouth could be.

Do not forget we even have some lovely salt dough shell pendants that seem like this!

Bake the salt dough or let it air dry

how to dry salt dough?
Because it was a sizzling day, we air-dried our salt dough. It was accomplished in just a few hours!

Because it’s a gorgeous sunny day right here at Crimson Ted Artwork headquarters, we let our salt dough air dry fully (it solely took a day on our heat sunny day).

air drying salt dough
Utilizing a rack to dry might trigger strains. However I do not assume it issues. The rack ensures even drying all through! However a baking tray can be advantageous!

When you can’t air dry the salty dough, bake within the oven on low temperature (100-120C or 200-250F) for 2-3 hours. Flip just a few instances to let it dry!

Seal your salt dough turtle / varnish the ocean glass

tinker salt dough with sea glass
Varnish makes the glass pop! We additionally varnished our Wall Artwork Mission and it seems to be nice!

As soon as your turtles are fully dry, seal the salt dough with craft varnish, mod podge, and even only a coat of excellent white glue/PVA glue. This may also assist maintain the ocean glass in place and make all of it good and glossy! If the odd glass falls off (it’ll!) simply glue it again in place!

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Aren’t these turtles cute?

Your sea turtle craft is READY!! woohoo. How I like the mixture of sea glass concepts and salt dough crafts! And naturally.. who does not love a cute turtle craft!

I hope you agree that this can be a enjoyable and simple sea glass jewellery concept for teenagers to make. And needs to be a part of any sea glass craft concepts assortment!

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Slightly varnish helps to make the ocean glass pop!

Additional sea glass concepts

Take a look at the remainder of our sea glass crafts and concepts on this assortment – you will discover numerous great sea glass jewellery inspiration too!

Sea glass project ideas

I am spying on extra salt dough jewellery concepts in addition to extra salt dough turtles! Effectively why not. However I additionally love the salt dough rain cloud decorations and in addition to the DIY toy salt dough bakery! SOOOO good.

Salt dough ideas
A lot of enjoyable salt dough making concepts for you!

When you make any of our salt dough crafts or sea glass crafts, please share your pictures with me on instagram and perhaps I can submit them to my account or fb/pinterest too!! woohoo!

Further photographs, as a result of I cherished making and photographing these a lot!!!!!

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Hope you loved this little summer season craft!! VERY FUNNY!

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