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Creative Saturdays: A Tadeo Turtle Showcase – 30 Art and Crafts

Creative Saturdays: A Tadeo Turtle Showcase – 30 Art and Crafts

I have had a ton of fun doing art activities and crafts about turtles this year. But I have come to the end of my ideas. I will be leaving this for now. I might return when I finish my next book.

Here is a listing of all the activities that have been posted about turtles this year.

Soap Carved Tadeo Turtle

Soap Carved Tadeo Turtle

Paper Plate Tadeo Turtle

Paper Plate Tadeo Turtle

Paper Plate Tadeo Turtle

Egg Carton Tadeo Turtle

Egg Carton Tadeo Turtle finished

Felt Board Tadeo Turtle

Felt Board Tadeo Turtle

Puppet Tadeo Turtle

Puppet TAdeo Turtle

Torn Tadeo Turtle

Torn Tadeo TurtleCrayon Resist Tadeo Turtle

Crayon Resist Tadeo Turtle

Pointillism Tadeo Turtle

Pointillism Tadeo Turtle

Oobleck Tadeo Turtle

Oobleck Tadeo Turtle Hardened

Stuffed Tadeo Turtle

st stuffed-tadeo-turtle

Woven Tadeo Turtle

Woven Tadeo Turtle

Finished Woven Tadeo Turtle – by Janis Cox

Foam Print Tadeo Turtle


Sand Tadeo Turtle


Handprint Tadeo Turtle


Toothbrush Tadeo Turtle


Playdough Tadeo Turtle

playdough - finished Tadeo Turtle playdough

Mixed Media Tadeo Turtle

Mixed Media Tadeo Turtle

Stencil Tadeo Turtle

Stencil Tadeo Turtle

Burnished Tadeo Turtle

Burnished Tadeo Turtle

Fingerpaint Tadeo Turtle

Fingerpaint Tadeo Turtle

Vegetable Painting Tadeo Turtle

Vegetable Paintings

Stained Glass Watercolour Tadeo Turtle

Stained Glass WAtercolour tadeo Turtle

Tissue Paper Tadeo Turtle

Tissue Paper Tadeo Turtle

Oil Pastel Resist Tadeo Turtle

Oil Pastel Resist Tadeo Turtle

Foam Print Tadeo Turtle part 2

Foam Print Tadeo Turtle part 2

Blowing Watercolour Tadeo Turtle

Blowing Watercolour tAdeo Turtle

Sponge Painting Tadeo Turtle


Plastic Bag Tadeo Turtle

Plastic Bag Tadeo Turtle

Stained Glass Tadeo Turtle

Stained Glass Tadeo turtle

Paper and Glue Tadeo Turtle

Paper and Glue TAdeo Turtle

To find out more about Tadeo Turtle please click on his picture.

Tadeo turtle

Tadeo – It’s Me!

Continue to link your arts and crafts posts until the end of the year.

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.


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


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


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.


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).


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


Draw  the turtle and cut him out.

Draw around the piece on the construction paper.


Cut out the construction paper turtle.


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



There you have it – a stained glass 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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TISSUE TADEO – Crafts for Kids

Tissue Tadeo

I wanted to find another way to make a fun Tadeo Turtle. So I used tissue paper.

First I drew his picture.

Outline Tadeo - Janis Cox

Outline for Tadeo

Then I cut small pieces of tissue paper and glued then onto the turtle. Don’t worry about overlapping the edges as you will cut out the turtle later.

Tissue Paper - Janis Cox


Tissue Paper - Tadeo Turtle

Put lots of little pieces of tissue over the outline.

Continue to put lots of tissue on his body, even overlapping the colours. I used green for his head, limbs and tail.

Tissue Paper - janis Cox

Cover the whole turtle.

Dry thoroughly.

Finished Tissue

Cut him out.

Cut Out Tadeo Janis Cox

Cut out the turtle.

Now you could say you were done at this point. But I wanted to create a picture.

You could paint a scene and paste Tadeo into the scene. Any scene would be wonderful.

I painted a background on heavy paper.

First I wet the paper.

Then I applied lots of colour – any colours you feel like – I used green and yellow and later added reddish brown.

Painting the background Janis Cox

Paint the background.

Then comes the fun part. Scrunch up the plastic wrap and place it all over the wet paint.

Plastic wrap over painting.

Scrunch up plastic wrap on the painting.

Immediately cover the whole picture with heavy objects (I used books which were the handiest.)

Books for weight

Use books or heavy objects to keep the wrap flat.

Wait until it dries.

Glue your Tadeo to the background.

Finished Tadeo Tissue Project

Voila – finished Tadeo Tissue Project

I would love it if you would send your children’s projects to me, Janis.

I will post on Tadeo’s Facebook page and here on the blog.

Thanks so much. Have lots of fun. I did!!!