Step 1. You will need an empty turtle shell and a length of dowel or stick for the handle long enough for the shell, a short tail, neck and head. Also prepare several buckskin cords for tying the shell to the handle, pieces of buckskin to be glued to
cover the shell openings, feathers, and metal cones, beads for eyes and decorations, and small round stones or bee bee shot for sound.
Step 2. Hand carving knives will work, but I prefer a sanding tool and moto drill. Yes, I know they are not
traditional, but if we had them then we would have used those electric tools.