Winter conjurs up so many things. Hats, scarves, cold, snow, fire, dark nights. The first thing I think of is winter creatures. Of course Penguins are around all the year long but they are most associated with snow and cold arctic climates. I’m not sure a depiction of any other creature looks so cute in hats and ear muffs. Make this adorable toilet roll penguin craft. I’ve added a free printable to make it even easier.
I decided to make a little family / group of friends that can hang out together throughout the frosty months.
You will need:
- 3 x Toilet roll cardboard tubes
- Black Paper
- White paper
- Pink & Orange Paper
- Glue stick
- White Chalk Pen
- A hole punch – not essential.
- All penguins are not equal so I chopped an inch from the top of one of the rolls and then wrapped all three in black paper, securing with glue.
- Cut out three white shapes that will form the face and chest of the penguins.
- Using a hole punch I punched out some black eyes and pink cheeks and a white bobble for one of the hats.
- Using the free printable template cut out the nose, hat, scarf, feet and arm pieces.
- Finish assembling the penguins. The video will help.
- Now all that’s left is to shake up that white chalk marker pen and add in those little feathery details.
Follow these images as a guide to assembling the bobble hat penguin: It’s amazing how quickly this one came together. Using the chalk pen to add a little detail to the wings/arms? and bobble hat really makes all the difference.
and the King penguin: I think this king penguin is actually a queen or somewhere in between, she’s pretty anyway! With just a little white face and again using the white pen for some feather detail – sooper cute!
and the playful young penguin: Awwww… I know right, look at this little one wrapped up in a scarf with fluffy pom-pom ear muffs on. My partner said that when I presented this one to the household I made my ‘This is so cute, I might cry’ face on.
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