Spend time with your grandkids making one of nature’s “coolest” inhabitants. These penguins are a great way to repurpose your empty egg carton while also spending time with the ones you love. Additionally you can make a penguin for each member of your family. My grandkids and I loved the extra sparkle we added with the glitter. It really made our penguins where covered with snow and ice. Then we placed them on blue fabric with white puffs of craft batting to look like icebergs. What a wonderful winter scene the grandkids made.
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Whenever I can, I like to find a book to read to my grandkids that coordinate’s with the craft I’m about to do with them. This helps introduce the art project and gets them settled down before we begin our Arts & Crafts Project together. Here are some books that would go great with this penguin craft.
WE LOVED MAKING THIS SPARKLY PENGUIN FAMILY! HERE IS WHAT WE USED TO MAKE IT:
- empty cardboard egg carton
- orange and black pipe cleaners
- tiny googly eyes
- black craft paint
- white or cream craft paint
- white glitter
- basic craft supplies
First, let’s make the body of our little penguin. Cut up your egg cartons into separate cups, one for each member of your family. Make sure to cut off the excess “legs” on your egg cups so that they have a nice round bottom.
Next, paint your egg cups back, top, and sides black and add some black glitter on top. Then paint the center cream or white and sprinkle white glitter on top. I love glitter on winter crafts. It looks like snow and ice!
Now cut the orange pipe cleaner to about 3″ to create feet for the penguin. Simply bend the orange pipe cleaner to form the shape of feet. Glue to the bottom of the penguin.
Now let’s make the wings. For the penguins wings, cut out two 2″ pieces of black pipe cleaner and fold in half. Twist or bend the 2 edges together at the top just a tad bit so they stay together. Glue the two edges to the top of each side of the penguin.
Next glue the eyes on the penguin.
Finally cut a tiny 1/2″ piece of orange pipe cleaner for the nose and glue in place.
You are now finished. I think your kids and grand kids will be impressed that you all turned what normally would be thrown in the trash, into a creative and charming little penguin family craft decoration!