Turtle Halloween Costume

A favorite animal for Halloween costumes, this slowpoke character is quick and easy to make using throwaway turkey roasting pans from the grocery store.


You Will Need

  • 1 green sweatshirt
  • 1 pair green sweatpants
  • 1 green cap
  • Spray paint: yellow, orange, and green
  • 2 oval aluminum roasting pans
  • 1 shoelace, 72 inches
  • 1 square (12 inches) green stick-on felt

What to Do

1. To make the tail, cut an 8-inch triangle out of green stick-on felt. Crease lengthwise, remove backing, and fold tight.

2. To make the top shell, or carapace, punch two holes in top edge of one of the roasting pans. Paint the shell in a turtle pattern with green and yellow. Attach wide end of tail to bottom edge of the top shell, as shown in bottom photograph.

3. To make the bottom shell, or plastron, hold second pan to child’s shoulder. Two inches down on each side cut off 1 inch of the pan’s hard edge all the way around. Fold cut edges in and crimp with pliers. Fold and crimp again to be sure there are no sharp edges. Punch two holes in top edge. Paint yellow with an orange center.

4. Thread shoelace through holes in two shells and adjust over child’s shoulders with bottom shell in front and top shell in back.

handmade halloween costumes, cheap halloween costumes, firefighter, homemade halloween costumes, turtle costume,

Become more interesting every week!

Get our Read Up newsletter

how we use your e-mail

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram


A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.


Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.

From clientsfromhell.net

Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”


Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.