It’s that time of year for penguin activities! Here is a simple and absolutely ADORABLE penguin craft for kids of all ages. You can make these just for fun or add these penguins to a sensory bin or an arctic themed story stone mat. Give them a try this winter!
These penguins are completely inspired by an Oreo penguin snack activity that I did in my preschool classroom. I’m always thinking of ways to turn non-nature activities into adorable nature crafts:)
Here’s how I changed the snack activity to a sweet penguin craft for kids:
- Instead of using Oreos, use rocks.
- Trade out candy eyeballs for googly eyes.
- Swap an orange M&M beak for construction construction paper (I also added orange feet to the rocks).
- Substitute white chocolate melting disks for the white tummy, I used soft cotton balls.
Sounds simple enough, right?! Here’s what you’ll need to make your penguin rocks…
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Here’s How We Made this Penguin Craft for Kids:
Gather your rocks. If you don’t have black rocks, you can always paint them black. Painting rocks is such a soothing activity that kids just LOVE! We have a few black rocks from a local lake, so we skipped the painting step this time around.
We started from the top of the penguin and worked our way down.
First, we put the eyeballs on the penguin. These are sticky googly eyes, so they don’t require glue.
Next, cut the beaks and feet from orange construction paper. These don’t need to be perfect! Once you have them cut, glue the beak to the rock, right under the eyes.
Glue the cotton balls on the tummy area. I suggest putting glue right on the rock for this step so the glue stick doesn’t get stuck to the cotton ball. Then tear a little piece of cotton and spread it on the glue. You don’t need the whole cotton ball, just a little thin layer. I just love this part of the penguin rock! It turns it into such a soft and sweet rock craft.
Finally, glue the feet on the stone. These turned out so adorable that we made more later in the day!
These are the perfect decoration, handmade gift, or play accessory.
Give this penguin craft for kids a try and let me know how it goes!
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I hope you give this penguin craft for kids a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.