Did you know that turtles live in deserts, rainforests, oceans, lakes, swamps, mountaintops, grasslands and forests, and can be found on every content except Antarctica? With our new washcloth turtle or sea turtle instructional video they can live at your baby shower, too! A washcloth turtle will fit right in to almost any baby shower theme.
You can use these critters to decorate for a sweet pond-themed baby shower for girls. Surround a wide bowl of punch with green plants or bouquets to resemble a pond, and nestle some washcloth turtles in the foliage. Scatter pebbles over the table, and add some washcloth water lilies as accents. For a dramatic centerpiece, create a diaper cake in blue and green, and attach washcloth turtles, lily pads, frogs, dragonflies, and butterflies.
Turtles have roamed the earth since the time of the dinosaurs, so they’re also suited to a Jurassic themed baby shower for boys! Set a washcloth turtle next to your “watering hole” for a decorative refreshment display. Make a thematic diaper cake by attaching a washcloth turtle, dinosaur, and baby dino. Be sure to check out our baby dino article for more ideas on throwing a dinosaur themed baby shower!
Or, complete your ocean themed baby shower with a sea turtle washcloth. This is a fun theme whether the baby is a boy, a girl, or the gender is unknown. For an unforgettable diaper cake, attach a washcloth sea turtle, lobster, octopus, seahorse, and a sock whale. Blow up blue or iridescent white balloons to different sizes, and tape them to the wall behind your diaper cake for a backdrop of bubbles. Decorate surfaces with sand dollars, washcloth sea turtles, and glass terrariums filled with sand, coral, and seashells. Serve tropical fruit skewers, blue candies and goldfish crackers. For a creative treat, impress your guests with cookie oysters! First, frost the flat side of a vanilla wafer with pink frosting. Then, place a second wafer on top of the frosting at an angle to resemble an oyster shell. Finally, press a yogurt-covered raisin “pearl” into the center of the frosting.
These are just a few ideas for themes using the washcloth turtle or sea turtle, but the possibilities are endless. What about a party inspired by the classic fable The Tortoise and the Hare, or a Noah’s ark party, with a diaper cake ark and lots of washcloth animals? How about a whole turtle themed party? There are so many creative ways to celebrate with turtles! For more inspiration, diaper cake ideas, and to learn how to make a diaper cake, check out all of our washcloth and diaper cake tutorials.
Our new WashAgami turtle or sea turtle video tutorial is easy to follow and requires no sewing, making it perfect for beginners. When you purchase the video, you’ll also receive a printable PDF file with images for the eyes and toes, to make your turtles really come alive! These adorable washcloth animals will make a terrific gift, decoration, or favor for your baby shower. And when they’ve served their purpose as turtles, unfold them into completely useable, undamaged washcloths.