Winter just cries out for something penguin themed doesn’t it? Boy have we got the cutest, chubbiest, book inspired penguin craft for you today! You’re going to want to craft a whole colony of these cheeky black and white characters with your kids.
Ever since my kiddies were really tiny we’ve enjoyed sharing the book Penguin by Polly Dunbar. It’s a funny book with a wonderful moral and timeless appeal for both adults and children. I won’t give the plot away here for those of you that don’t know the story yet but will just say that a little boy Ben opens a present and finds a penguin inside! Ben is determined to make the penguin talk and tries everything without success! A disastrous and hilarious encounter with a passing lion finally causes penguin to speak … and Ben discovers something wonderful!
Whether you want penguin ornaments for the Christmas tree or a penguin craft play figure …let’s show you how we did it!
Penguin Craft Supplies
- Large Polystyrene Craft Balls (3 inch)
- Small Polystyrene Balls(1.5 inch)
- Acrylic Paint
- Orange Felt
- Googly Eyes
- UHU Glue
- Gold Elastic Thread
- Cocktail Sticks (optional)
Penguin Craft – How To Make Penguin Ornaments / Toy
This penguin craft is so simple! Get started by painting your polystyrene balls black for a penguin. You can either paint it black all over and then add a white tummy afterwards or paint it black leaving a white circle or heart shape bare for the tummy, which is what we did.