Are you at home and needing a design challenge?
Inspired by the box turtles, Boop and Beep, in the Reiman Aquarium at Discovery World – Draw or build a tiny turtle of your own
? Box turtles have a domed carapace (upper part of shell) – If you are drawing a box turtle, trace a half circle on a cup or bowl to get the perfect shape
? Special features allow them to tuck their arms, legs, head, and tail inside. The lower part of their shell is hinged, allowing for almost complete closure when they tuck in. If you are building a turtle, what are items around the house that also use a hinge? Take a look at the design of the hinge to see how you might make one yourself
? Turtle shells have loads of geometry. Use basic shapes like circles and hexagons to create a pattern for your shell