These adorable little penguins can be made by your little penguins! I had a great time making this craft with my grandkids who loved turning something as ordinary as an old used glove of mimi’s into cute baby penguins. You too can make this wintery scene adding a penguin for each member of your family. All you need is some basic arts and crafts supplies and one winter glove to make this charming penguin family. Do you have a bigger family? Then use two gloves and a bigger wooden base!
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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.
MAKE A PENGUIN FOR EACH MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY! HERE IS WHAT WE USED TO MAKE THEM:
- 1 winter cream colored glove (I suggest using a used pair, or buying a cheap pair at the dollar store.)
- tiny googly eyes
- orange felt
- orange and black pipe cleaners
- white glitter
- black craft paint
- white craft paint
- blue craft paint
- one 3″ wooden circle
- basic craft supplies
Start by cutting off the fingers of the glove. Cut up the rest of the glove into about 1″ size pieces. Use those 1″ pieces to stuff the fingers of the glove. Stuffing them first, makes it a lot easier to paint them.
Next, paint the top, sides, and back of the stuffed finger pieces black. Leave the front unpainted. Paint the front center cream or white. Optionally if you would like you can add glitter to the front too! I love glitter, so I add it to almost all my winter crafts. It reminds me of snow and ice.
Now paint the wooden base blue and cream to represent snow.
Next, glue the eyes onto your penguins.
Once you are done that, cut up the orange pipe cleaner in tiny less than 3/4″ pieces for the nose. Fold the 3/4″ piece of piper cleaner in half and glue it on, so it is sticking out like a beak.
From orange felt cut out little shapes for the feet and glue them on the bottom of each penguin, making sure when you glue, you are gluing the whole bottom circle of the penguin blocking the stuffing from coming out. You can even fold the bottom of the finger glove toward the inside of the glove about 1/2″, and then glue it to the orange shape. If you look closely, that is what I did so I would have no raw edges at the bottom of my little penguins.
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 just below the eye level.
Last, glue your penguin family onto the wooden base circle.
Your penguin family is now complete, and I hope you enjoyed making it with your family!