Geometric Tortoise

4 Materials
$5
4 Hours
Easy

Crafting with lolly sticks is on-trend! Create geometric shapes with these simple wooden sticks to make animals, flowers or other shapes. Set out a pattern, trim the sticks to size and glue them together to create the most fantastic decorations. As a finishing touch, you can even paint your craft piece in your favourite colour.

Step 1

Start by making the torso of the tortoise using whole lolly sticks. This will form the basis for the subsequent steps. Have the sticks overlap a little so that they can be glued together using a glue gun.

Step 2

Craft or other scissors or secateurs can be used to trim the sticks to size. Attach half-sticks at the ‘joints’ on the torso, trimming the sticks in between to size with the scissors and sticking everything down.

Step 3

For the inner of the shell, create a hexagon of sticks and attach two more hexagons made out of shorter sticks to it.

Step 4

Once the hexagons have been combined, they can be linked to the rest of the shell with appropriate-length sticks.

Step 5

Now create the tortoise’s head. You can even use cut-offs from the previous steps for this.

Step 6

Next, build and attach the front legs to the shell.

Step 7

Do the same for the hind legs.

Step 8

The tortoise shape is now complete. Paint in a nice colour, applying multiple layers if necessary.

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