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Torn Tadeo Turtle – Arts for Kids

Torn Tadeo Turtle – Arts for Kids

I had such fun this afternoon. This is a craft that I had my children do at school in art lessons. It is great for dexterity, colour, and placement of objects. This week I am showing you how to make a picture called Torn Tadeo Turtle. Of course this can be extended for any picture.

Torn Tadeo Turtle

Materials:

      • Construction paper (lots of colours); card making paper, wall paper
      • Glue – I used a glue stick
      • That’s it.
      • NO SCISSORS ALLOWED

Instructions:

Teach your child how to tear the paper. With little ones just getting a shape at all is excellent. As your child gets older he will be able to manipulate his/her fingers and get even the tiniest shape made.

Torn Tadeo - learning to tear the paper

Start with a background colour – anything you want – I started with a neutral beige.

Torn Tadeo Turtle - start tearing the shapes

Begin making the shapes; make lots of shapes for the foreground and background

Place the shapes where you think you might like them. Have you got enough shapes? Don’t worry as you can make more after you start gluing them down.

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I would suggest starting with the background and do not place your main object until the very end. I didn’t do this and sometimes it was hard to lift the edges to place the shapes underneath.

Then put your main shape down and finish it. Don’t forget to put the cap on the glue.

Done – your masterpiece. Torn Tadeo Turtle.

Torn Tadeo Turtle

Please check out more about my book Tadeo Turtle on Tadeo’s Page. You will find more activities at the back of my book. And a 24-page extension activities is available if you ask.

Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

For more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.

 

Creative Saturdays – Tadeo Turtle with Paper and Glue

Creative Saturdays – Tadeo Turtle with Paper and Glue

Today I used very simple materials to create an interesting picture.

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Materials

  • Scrapbook papers
  • Glue (I used Mod Podge)
  • Scissors
  • Paper (I used watercolour paper)
  • A permanent marker

Instructions

Decide on your subject. I decided to create Tadeo in a background of bushes and water.

Cut up the paper into squares, triangles, odd shapes. I used the long rectangles for trees, bushes; a long piece for the log, and the small pieces for the water.

Draw an outline of where you object will be. If I were to do this again I would start with the background and then put my turtle on at the end. But I didn’t so I worked the background around the turtle.

Put the glue on the paper in the area you will be working. Place the paper and cover with glue. Continue on for each piece.

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My fingers did get quite sticky with the glue but it was so much fun.

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Here is the picture before I added some details with the black marker.

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Here is the final picture.

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 I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did. Please send your photos to me so I can update the Gallery. 

TADEO TURTLE

If you purchase a Tadeo Turtle from my website I will send you an autographed copy. You will also receive a free ebook and a card (butterfly, hummingbird or fall forest).

Please check out more about my book Tadeo Turtle on Tadeo’s Page.

You will find more activities at the back of my book. And a 24-page curriculum is available if you ask.

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Creative Saturdays – Stained Glass Tadeo Turtle

Creative Saturdays – Stained Glass Tadeo Turtle

When I search for stained glass for kids I always found the craft uses Clear Contact Paper.  I went shopping and thought I had bought clear but it turns out it is grey. Not good.

But I decided to try my own version of this craft and instead of using contact paper I used clear plastic wrap and glue.
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Materials:

      • clear plastic wrap (for wrapping gift baskets)
      • coloured tissue paper
      • construction paper
      • scissors
      • white glue or Podge

Instructions:

Cut the tissue into squares or any shape the child can cut. Make a pile of the different colours.

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Put the clear plastic on a piece of construction paper (the better to see what you are doing and holds the plastic in place.

Cover a large area of the plastic with glue.

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Start putting the tissue pieces on the glued area. Overlapping is fine. Cover with more glue.

Fill the entire area where you think you will cut out your figure (I am using a turtle).

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Wait for it to dry or hurry it along with a hair dryer.

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Draw  the turtle and cut him out.

Draw around the piece on the construction paper.

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Cut out the construction paper turtle.

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Cut inside the turtle so that you have a turtle frame. Put glue around the edge and paste the stained glass to the frame.

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There you have it – a stained glass Tadeo Turtle

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TADEO TURTLE
If you purchase a Tadeo Turtle from my website I will send you an autographed copy. You will also receive a free ebook and a card (butterfly, hummingbird or fall forest).
Please check out more about my book Tadeo Turtle on Tadeo’s Page. You will find more activities at the back of my book. And a 24-page curriculum is available if you ask.
 
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Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

To find more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.

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Creative Saturdays – Mixed Media Tadeo Turtle

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Creative Saturdays – Mixed Media Tadeo Turtle

This week we moved to our winter residence in Arizona. I found a few minutes to have fun – real fun. I found some scrapbooking papers that I had picked up at a garage sale and wondered what I could do with them.

This is what turned out.

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Materials:

      • papers – all sorts
      • scissors
      • watercolour paper
      • paints and brushes
      • salt
      • podge or white glue

Instructions:

Decide on your animals, fish or plants. Cut out from the papers. I decided on Tadeo and made three of them.

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Put your pieces together to make your figures.

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On the watercolour paper apply water using a brush or spray bottle. Drop colours onto the wet paper. Sprinkle salt.

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Let dry.

Decide on your pattern for the figures. I tried several placements before I was happy with the result.

 

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Now paste the figures onto the dried watercolour paper. Then paste over again all over the picture. This was fun.

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Wait until completely dry. I added more watercolour on top of the pasted paper. This turned out to be interesting as the colours were different and I saw shapes appear.

I added the eyes and toes with black marker. Additional details could be added to the picture as well.

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Don’t forget to send me your child’s pictures. Send them to Janis Cox and I will put them up in the Children’s Gallery.

Please check out more about my book Tadeo Turtle on Tadeo’s Page. You will find more activities at the back of my book. And a 24-page curriculum is available if you ask.

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Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

 

To find more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.

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Creative Saturdays – Burnished Tadeo Turtle

Creative Saturdays – Burnished Tadeo Turtle

Trying something entirely different today. I found this interesting idea at:

Foil Drawings on ArtClub

Owls – Make It a Wonderful Life

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Materials:

  • White Glue (suggested tacky as it is heavier)
  • Cardboard
  • Q-tips
  • A simple drawing
  • Aluminum foil
  • Black shoe polish and polishing cloth

Instructions:

First find a simple picture. You can draw it out first on the cardboard. I did mine freehand as I have drawn Tadeo a number of times.

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Go over the lines with the white glue. Make sure the bottle is easy to squeeze.

Wait for it to dry. This is the hardest part.

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Next take the piece of foil which is cut a little larger than the picture and with a glue stick put glue on the foil. Now place the foil over your picture and wrap around to the back.

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Carefully, using a soft cloth or paper towel, start to press the foil to the cardboard.

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Next using a Q-Tip go closer to the shapes. Pressing down carefully.

Finally with a dull pencil go into the areas closer. You can add extra lines at this point.

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Now with the black shoe polish gently rub over the entire creation. Wait for it to dry. Polish carefully. I only had black shoe polish in a tin so it was harder to put on and very hard to polish off. Also the smell was awful. I believe they have water based shoe polish that would work better and be much safer.

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Voila – a unique picture.

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Don’t forget to send me your child’s pictures. Send them to Janis Cox and I will put them up in the Children’s Gallery.

Please check out more about my book Tadeo Turtle on Tadeo’s Page. You will find more activities at the back of my book. And a 24-page curriculum is available if you ask.

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