Delicate turtles
made of nutshells

Students always enjoy working with natural materials. Especially environmental objects motivate children to concern themselves with fruits and trees in an easy way, i. e. with walnuts for our delicate nut-shell turtles.

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Delicate turtles made of nutshells

Students always enjoy working with natural materials. Especially environmental objects motivate children to concern themselves with fruits and trees in an easy way, i. e. with walnuts for our delicate nut-shell turtles. The challenging thing about this project is to eat the content of the nut without breaking the nut shells into pieces!


With the assistance of our download templates “delicate nut-shell turtles” are made of walnuts.

We offer you a download template which will help you make a whole turtle family. Of course you can also make your own figures, if you like.


The nut-shell turtles are made in very few steps and can be accentuated with felt-tip pens in the end.

Template “nut-shell turtles”
  • First print out our download template “nut-shell turtles” and copy it on the colored paper. This way you can make as many colorful animals as you like. Alternatively, you can color the white download template with Colorella duo felt-tip pens, as well.
  • After coloring the turtles you can draw them a face or accentuate the feet with felt-tip pens. You can draw small lines on the feet for the turtles’ claws.
  • Carefully cut out the nut-shell turtles with a small pair of scissors. The pair of nail or cuticle scissors is suited perfectly for this task with its curved edge.
  • Now glue the template on one half of the nut shell.
  • Finally, the fold over the feet and the head so that the turtle can stand.

Cut out the template, color and glue it on one half of the nut shell – the delicate nut-shell turtle is finished!