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Are you looking for a new winter craft to do with your little ones? Don’t miss this waddling penguin preschool craft! It’s perfect for young crafters.
Winter crafting has never been so much fun! Your preschoolers are going to love watching these penguins bob up and down and side to side on their little igloos!
This craft is perfect for your winter and animal-themed homeschool preschool lessons this season.
Older preschoolers and kindergarteners can likely do this craft on their own. Younger preschoolers will likely need your help prepping this craft.
Waddling Penguin Preschool Craft
With a handful of craft supplies, your preschoolers will have their very own waddling penguins to play with this winter!
What You’ll Need
• Penguin template (download the penguin template here)
• paper bowl
• google eyes
• black and orange markers
• 2 white pipe cleaners
• cotton balls
What You’ll Do
To get started, print out the penguin template above. Then, color the penguins with markers and cut them out. Add google eyes to each one.
Next, wrap each pipe cleaner around a marker to make a spring.
Then, straighten one end of the pipe cleaner and attach it with tape to the back of a penguin. Repeat this step for the other penguin.
Poke two holes in the bottom of the bowl – one for each penguin.
Turn the bowl upside down, and feed the end of the pipe cleaner into the bowl. Twist it down until the penguins are standing just above the bowl.
Now, cover the bowl in cotton balls to make snow. It’s easiest to paint white glue on the bowl and then push the cotton balls into the wet glue. This is much quicker than gluing each cotton ball individually.You’re done! The penguins are all set. Show your preschooler how to give them a little nudge, and watch them wobble back and forth!
Preschool Penguin Books
• Tacky the Penguin – Tacky’s perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day.
• Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups – Can you help Little Penguin . . . HIC! . . . cure his hiccups?
• If You Were a Penguin – In this simple, rhyming picture book, the youngest readers will learn about penguins. This is the perfect read-aloud for teachers and parents to share with young children as they imagine what life as a penguin is like!
• Penguin and Pinecone – When curious little Penguin finds a lost pinecone in the snow, their friendship grows into something extraordinary! But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones can’t live in the snow–they belong in the warm forest far away. Can Penguin help Pinecone get home? And can they stay friends, even if they’re miles apart?
More Penguin Fun
These baby penguin peg dolls are just the cutest! They are adorable on their own, and small enough to tuck in a pocket- who doesn’t need a baby pocket penguin?!?
Preschoolers will love counting with five Christmas penguins! These preschool counting mats are great practice for early math fun.
We love studying penguins in the winter! If you do, too, you HAVE to check out this great list of hands-on penguin activities for kids!