With their cute waddle and tiny little bodies, penguins are interesting creatures, and if you’re teaching your little one about them, here’s a great way to take it up a notch.
You can try this easy penguin craft using just popsicle sticks, and it is super simple to work on too!
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and get started!
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Fun Facts About Penguins
You can also introduce your little one to some cool facts about penguins while he’s working on this activity.
- Penguins are birds, but they are unable to fly.
- They have tiny flippers, which help them swim in the water.
- They mostly eat fish and other animals that they find underwater.
- Penguins spend half of their time in water, and the other half on land.
- They have a special layer of feathers which helps keep them warm even when it is very cold.
Supplies Needed For This Penguin Craft
- Popsicle Sticks
- Brown String or Yarn
- Glitter Foam Sheets
- Ribbon or Decorative String
- Googly Eyes
- Plaid Ribbon or Fabric
How To Make Penguin Christmas Decorations
Glue 3 popsicle sticks together.
Paint the popsicle sticks black and allow the paint to dry completely.
Wrap the popsicle sticks with black string or yarn until no popsicle stick area is showing.
Cut shapes from the glitter foam to create a belly.
Next add the feet and a beak and then glue in place.
Glue googly eyes onto the penguin above the beak.
Cut a strip of plaid ribbon or fabric and tie around the popsicle sticks.
You have the option to glue the ribbon in place or simply tie it.
Your beautiful and easy penguin crafts are just about ready!
Loop a ribbon or decorative string and glue onto the back of the ornament.
You can hang these penguin decorations on the christmas tree or around the home. This would also make a great christmas craft for preschool kids in the classroom setting.
And that’s it! It is all ready. Enjoy!
More Fun Penguin Crafts And Penguin Activities
Did your little one enjoy this fun filled activity? Why not treat him to a few more? Here’s a quick list of some of the best penguin and winter themed crafts and projects for kids.
- Free Christmas Penguin Activity Sheets
- DIY Penguin Bookmark Template & Craft
- Accordion Penguin Craft for Kids to Make
- DIY Penguin Decoration Craft for Christmas
- Toilet Tube Preschool Penguin Craft
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.