Waddle Waddle! A Penguin was the first animal that my daughter’s said when I asked her to name a polar animal. So a penguin craft was born!
You probably have these craft supplies at home already:
- Empty water bottles with caps
- Cotton balls
- Black construction paper
- Googly eyes
- Black and orange felt
- White glue, scissors,
Your child will have fun filling the water bottle with as many cotton balls as possible. This is great fine motor practise for little guys and could be a fun counting game as each cotton ball goes into the bottle.
Cut a 2 inch strip of black construction paper to wrap around the water bottle cap, make it a little taller than the cap. Glue it on for the penguin head. Help your child glue on the googly eyes and a triangle felt shape for a beak.
Next your penguin needs a tuxedo! We used black felt for the wings but construction paper could work too. We liked the sensory element of felt and cut two large ovals for wings. Glue these directly onto the water bottle, white glue works best.
To stabilize your penguin, he needs some feet! Cut a large circle and then shape it like a heart to show 2 waddle-waddle feet. Glue it to the bottom of the water bottle.
Once dry now you’re ready to play! Waddle Waddle like a penguin!
Other fun penguin themed ideas:
Penguin mosaic Craft - rip & glue by colour coded areas
Soda Bottle Penguin - this painted little guy could be a friend to your water bottle version
Footprint Penguin Art - such a super creative idea for babies to explore with art