Trace and cut out pieces from fabric and felt
according to the patterns.
Place the two body pieces of fabric together, right
sides together. Using a sewing machine. Sew completely the body with a
¼” seam. Carefully separate the layers of fabric in the center of the
body. On one fabric side, make a slit in the fabric. Through the slit,
turn the turtle body right side out. Stuff the turtle body with the
stuffing. Thread a sewing needle and slipstitch the slit closed.
Take the rickrack and cut into four pieces 8” long.
Place the rickrack pieces in a grid onto the top shell felt piece as
indicated on the pattern. Glue in place.
Take the two felt under shell pieces and sew
together, leaving the opening as indicated on the pattern. Center and
glue the top shell piece on top of the under shell pocket piece. Center
and glue the under shell piece over the closed slit on the turtle’s
Glue the bottom shell piece on the opposite side of
the turtle’s body.
Glue the two moving eyes onto the turtle’s head. Use
the black fabric paint and draw a mouth below the eyes and swirls on the
ends of each foot for toes. Let dry.
Cut the orange and lavender felt into 12 each of 1” x
9” strips. Take 6 of each color and roll together for the game pieces.
You should roll 6 with the orange on the outside and 6 with the lavender
on the outside. Glue ends of the rolls to secure.
Use the rolls to play tic-tac-toe on the turtle’s top
shell grid. Store the game pieces inside of the undershell pocket when
you are not playing.