Paper Roll Penguins - These cute and perky penguins are a super easy winter activity to make using recycled tissue rolls from home!

Paper Roll Penguins 30 minutes
An Activity for Preschoolers

Goals:
  • To create a fun winter craft using recycled materials
  • To learn about a special animal
  • To encourage fine motor skills and shape recognition

Before You Start:
Provide recycled craft rolls to use for the craft. Cut small sections of black Colorations® construction paper that will cover the rolls and small lengths of ribbon or rick rack for scarves. Gather Colorations® markers or crayons and any other items to personalize your penguins.

Let's Begin:

STEP 1:
Glue black construction paper around cardboard rolls to create penguin bodies.
STEP 2:
Cut out a black circle and a smaller white circle for the head, a white oval for the belly, two black flippers and two orange feet.
STEP 3:
Glue the oval onto the front of the penguin, the feet onto the bottom and the flippers onto the sides.
STEP 4:
Glue the white circle onto the black circle to create a head, decorate the penguin's face and then glue the head onto the body.
STEP 5:
Use ribbon, yarn or rick rack to create scarves.

Furthermore:
This is a great opportunity to incorporate a lesson on other cold climate dwelling animals and their wintertime activities. You may also discuss different types of penguins that live in warmer climates as well. Consider a penguin parade or some kind of dramatic play that will allow the children to interact together with their finished penguin figures.

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