Add this easy penguin craft, made from paper rolls, to our unit learning about snow and ice. They make a great homemade penguin play set for our Antarctica lesson plans.
Easy penguin craft children can make
Let’s make a penguin family!
:: cardboard rolls
:: paint in black, white and orange
:: black marker pen
:: orange and black card or stickers (optional)
Let’s turn cardboard tubes into a penguin family that we can use in small world play.
Use two large cardboard rolls to be mum and dad penguin. Cut a third tube in half to be the penguin baby. Paint mum and dad black, with a white oval tummy. Paint baby a light grey colour and add black in its head and around its eyes.
To add the eyes and beaks you can:
:: paint them on
:: wait unit the background paint is dry and then draw them on with marker pens
:: cut them out from coloured card and stick them on once the background paint is dry.
The penguin family make wonderful toys to play with. You could build a snowy south pole small world around them.
A group of children could all make families to create a large penguin colony. They might create a diorama, annotated with notes about everything they have learned about Antarctica.
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