Penguins are so interesting and there are so many different varieties! We made this recycled materials penguin craft from cardboard. With just a few materials, add this fun craft to any penguin unit study!
- Large Bowl (for tracing circles)
- Smaller Bowl (for tracing circles)
- White and Black Cardstock
Step 1: Using black cardboard or painted black cardboard, trace one large circle and two smaller circles. Cut them out.
Step 2: Cut one of the smaller circles in half. Set aside.
Step 3: Glue the whole small circle to the top of the larger circle to create the penguin's head. Glue a half circle on either side of the larger circle to create the penguin's wings.
Step 4: Cut two circles for eyes and glue to the penguin's face. Cut a triangle for the penguin's beak. Paint and allow it to dry to before gluing to the penguin's face.
Step 5: From cardboard, cut a bow tie. Paint the bowtie and once dry, glue it to the penguin's neck.
Step 6: For the penguin's belly, cut a half circle of cardboard. Paint it white and allow it to dry. Once dry, glue to the penguin's belly.
Step 7: Cut a pair of cardboard feet. Paint them orange and once dry, glue under the penguin's belly.
We added a bow tie to our penguin, but there are so many ways to accessorize and make each one unique!