Learn how to make turtle decor with the Little Slowpoke craft kit. A simple DIY craft tutorial idea. Turtle makes a great paper weight or cute garden decor.
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How can you not fall in love with this little slowpoke? This little guy is so adorable that I thought he deserved a name, so may I introduce you to Gus. Isn’t he cute?!
Gus is from the Apostrophe S Craft Kit Little Slowpoke which means you can make your very own little turtle and name him whatever you want! The cost of Little Slowpoke is $16 and comes with everything you need. Your little slowpoke could be a shelf decoration, paperweight, garden decor and so much more! Sorry, this kit is no longer avaialble.
- Little Slowpoke craft kit
- Tweezers (can purchase as an add on to the kit)
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Little Slowpoke Tutorial
Begin by stringing all of the copper beads onto the length of fishing line. To keep the beads from sliding off, string a bead close to the end of the piece of line and tie a knot around the bead. Then you will be able to string the rest of the beads.
The string of beads is going to make gluing the beads onto the turtle much easier than gluing them on one at a time.
Apply the included E6000 glue to the turtle shell, small sections at a time, following the grooves of the shell. After a small line of glue is applied, lay the strung beads into the line of glue and push the beads into place.
When the beads are right where you want them, slowly and carefully remove the fishing line from that section of beads. The beads will stay right in place.
*Be careful while the glue has not set, you can easily knock the beads out of place.
I found it easiest to start with the large ring around the shell.
Then the little pieces out to the end of the shell.
The inside grooves I did last.
After all of the beads are glued into place, it is time to begin adding the aqua mother of pearl pieces. Again, focus on one section at a time. Fill that section with E6000 glue and then add the pieces in one at a time. This step is where the craft tweezers come in handy.
Make sure to cover the entire shell.
That’s it! Your little slowpoke is done in 3 easy steps!
Don’t worry you don’t have to make the kit exactly like me, you can still add your own personal touch. I purchased a second and made this little slowpoke look completely different. According to my daughter, this is the girl turtle.