Penguin Activities

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   Footprint Penguins

These penguins were made after each child's foot was traced on black construction paper.  Wings were added on a blue piece of background paper.  Snow could be added before or after mounting the penguin.  The falling snow was made with a finger dipped in white paint. 


Macaroni Penguin

This fellow was made using the following sizes of construction paper: 

black body:  9x12 inches      

white center body:  8x9 inches

pink feet:  3x 4 1/2 inches

black wings:  3x 4 1/2 inches

yellow feathers:  2 1/2 x 5 inches

black feathers on top of head:  2 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

orange beak: 2 1/2 inch square

white eyes:  1 1/2 inch square

orange eye:  1 inch square

orange bow:  1 1/2 x 3 inches

Cute Standing Penguin


   This penguin idea was given to me by Kerry from British Columbia!  He is made with out of construction paper.  It is difficult to see, but there is a cylinder of paper attached to his back that allows him to stand.  These were very cute displayed on a table that has been draped with a white sheet.  Boxes can be put under the sheet to look like icebergs for the penguins to stand upon!  These are the dimensions of the paper:

Black cylinder to make him stand:  12"x 5"

White oval for tummy:  4 1/2" x 3"

Black oval head:  3"x 2 1/2"

White eyes:  a bit over 1/2"

Black circle for center eye:  1/4"

Red bow tie:  3" x 1 1/2"

Orange beak:  2 1/2 x 1 1/2"  (cut into a diamond to open)

Orange feet:  1 1/2" square


Paper Bag Penguin

This penguin was constructed on a white paper lunch size bag.  The bag was first stuffed with newspaper or any other packing type material.  The top was rolled down and stapled shut.  The black body was one piece of construction paper that had been traced.  The eyes were paper reinforcing circles that allow the black background to show through for the center of the eye.  The orange feet were triangle shapes.  The orange beak is a folded triangle to make a diamond shape when opened.