I used 1 yellow pipe cleaner for the legs, 1 light green for the head, and 3 dark green for the shell Fold the yellow pipe cleaner in half and cut it. Shape a cross. Take 1 complete light green pipe cleaner and wrap and fix it around the middle of the cross, so you have 5 branches. Take one dark green pipe cleaner, wrap it around one of the legs and start weaving: one up, one down Weave really tight, but make sure you are creating a basket-like oval shape, you don’t want your shell flat. Weave about 3 dark green pipe cleaners Fold the leg in about half and secure the pipe cleaner so the leg is firm Shape the length of the neck and start wrapping carefully the pipe cleaner around itself Add the eyes. I got mine in the crafts store.