Shiny Sea Turtles

Shiny Sea Turtles craft

Sea turtles are captivating creatures! This shimmering portrait brings the legends—and fascinating facts—about them to life.

  • 1.

    After crawling out of the sand and into the water, young sea turtles swim around in weeds, out of sight, eating and growing bigger. After as long as 50 years of roaming the sea, they return to the place where they were hatched. Show a sea turtle using a fun crayon-resist technique.

  • 2.

    On watercolor paper, use Crayola Twistables® Crayons to outline your sea turtle swimming underwater. Be sure to include the scales of its carapace (shell). Add seaweed, buried treasure, or other swimming creatures if you like.

  • 3.

    Cover your painting area with newspaper. Brush your paper with water to blend colors with fluid effects. Paint the swirls and currents under the sea with Crayola Hassle Free Watercolors. Notice how your crayon drawing resists the paint and seems to pop from the page. Air-dry the paint.

  • 4.

    Outline your turtle and other details in your scene with Crayola Glitter Glue for an underwater shine. Air-dry the glue.