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Huichol "Yarn Painted" Turtle - Project #77

Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Easy
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Paperboard Turtle Shape
Tacky Glue
Yarn in assorted colors
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The Huichol Indians of the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico are known for their beautifully intricate yarn paintings and bead work. "Paint" a paperboard turtle with yarn to make your own Huichol inspired turtle! This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Cut and glue pieces of yarn to the paperboard turtle to outline the shell.
  • Step 2
    Choose additional colors of yarn and cut and glue the pieces to fill in the outlines.
  • Step 3
    Cut and glue small pieces of yarn to create two eyes.
  • Step 4
    Cut and glue more pieces of yarn to fill in the body and complete the turtle. Allow glue to dry.

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