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Kid-Made: Paper Tube Penguin Craft

My little 8yo miss came home with two paper tube cones from school lastweek, her teacher has us pegged at this stage I think!! hahaha

Molly’s plan was to make a penguin to give to one of her penguin obsessed classmates, she had it all worked out, I was just the proud mommy watching on! She found little felt pieces left over from an Easter craft kit and my duty was to stand ready with the hot glue gun.

This is great isn’t it – I can put my feet up for a bit and hand MollyMoo over to Molly…. once I teach her wordpress of course :)

paper tube penguin craft for kids

Here’s how she made her party poppin penguin craft ….. this can easily be replicated with toilet roll/kitchen paper cores.

She started by sketching on the details of her penguin character, ovals for the eyes and a big oval for the white belly.

paper tube penguin craft for kids

She then painted the penguin body black and left it aside to dry on the windowsill while I plugged in the glue gun. The paper tube soaked up the paint fast so it was touch dry in about 5mins.

paper tube penguin craft for kids

(enter mommy) I glued on the little red felt feet she had found in the craft kit, you could use little triangles of red craft paper or foam if you didn’t have felt.

paper tube penguin craft for kids

I then glued on the little orange felt beak, again use a triangle or orange paper if you don’t have felt. (exit mommy)

paper tube penguin craft for kids

Molly decided to go with stick on eyes instead of painting them in the end.

paper tube penguin craft for kids

So after 10 minutes of crafting Molly had her party penguin….. which got a huge reception in class this morning – there was hugging between friends, and penguin hugging.
Joy of joys xx

paper tube penguin craft for kids




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