Baby Turtle Golf Ball Recycling Craft DIY with Video Tutorial

I was asked to do another golf ball craft and it was requested that I do a turtle, so here it is! It looks like a baby turtle to me!

Materials To Make Golf Ball Baby Turtle

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Baby Turtle Golf Ball Craft Video Tutorial

If you love golf ball crafts, check out my post 30 Golf Ball Crafts HERE!

Baby Turtle Craft Directions

Step 1

Draw an oval on a piece of paper. Cut out the oval and two triangles from the middle of the longer side. You can see an example in the video above.

Draw and cut out a turtle shell templete | an oval with two triangles cut out on either side of the edge

Step 2

Check the size, as compared to the golf ball, and adjust as necessary. Then trace onto the green craft foam.

Trace turtle shell template to green craft foam

Step 3

Cut out the green craft foam, cutting on the inside of the pen marks. 

Cut turtle shell out of craft foam

Step 4

Where you cut out the small triangles, now have them meet and glue them together. This is also demonstrated in the video above. This creates the shell.

Glue turtle shell together at both ends

Step 5

Paint the golf ball, golf tees and wood dowel cap green.  This might take more than one coat.

Golf ball, golf tees and wood bead painted green

Step 6

Take a thin paint brush and paint a border and the lines across the shell.

Paint pattern on the turtle shell

Step 7

When dry, glue the shell onto the golf ball.

Glue green golf ball to the foam turtle shell

Step 8

Once dry, drill a hole at one end for the head.

Drill hole into golf ball for the turtle head

Step 9

Glue the wood bead to the end of a golf tee.

glue green golf tee to green wood bead

Step 10

Insert that golf tee into the hole drilled for the head. Add glue if needed.

Insert the bead on the tee into the hole drilled into the golf ball

Step 11

Flip turtle over, so his belly is facing up. Drill four evenly spaced holes, for the legs. Insert the remaining golf tees.

**The golf tees at their original length will be too long. Cut them down to a length you like.

drill four holes into the bottom of the golf ball

Step 12

Glue on eyes and paint on the mouth – or draw on with a black permanent marker. Touch up any paint as needed and that’s it!

Glue google eyes onto turtle head

Now you have a super cute baby turtle!

Baby turtle golf ball craft

Have fun with it! I’d LOVE to see what you make! Be sure to share it over on my Craft Klatch Facebook Group! It’s Free! ❤️

Other Turtle Crafts

I’ve made a bunch of great turtle crafts you will LOVE!

Amazing Turtle Accessories

If you enjoy turtle home decor, be sure to check these out!

Thanks for stopping by! Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!

baby turtle golf ball craft


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