We made a turtle for Rakahanga School to use as their float in the Constitution Day celebrations on Rarotonga.

It started with wire & paper ~ and loads of glue ~ then paint!

We had a very enthusiastic team

It got better & better. We made it anatomically correct  Well, as best we could with our materials!

We then made a GIANT FONU that the island choir would sit beneath
 on a lorry during the procession

Above: Tuhe Piho looking at our outline plan

Below: Planning the scutes: a real green turtle carapace is by V2

The basic head shape~it was 2 metres long!

The giant fonu was given to Rakahanga Community: it would be
assembled & painted at Rarotonga

We wish you success in the procession
and competitions