Paper roll penguin craft

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Loony penguins - try our toilet paper roll penguin craft with the kids

Don’t throw away those toilet rolls! In a few minutes your child can transform a humble paper roll into one of these utterly adorable rockhopper penguins. Enjoy this fab penguin craft for kids.

Summary

Time: 10 mins
Age: Toddlers to Little kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Loony penguins - try our toilet paper roll penguin craft with the kids
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You will need:

  • Toilet rolls
  • Black and white paints – we recommend acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Yellow and black card
  • Yellow felt (optional)
  • Googly eyes
  • PVA glue
  • Scissors

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Loony penguins - try our toilet paper roll penguin craft with the kids
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Step 1: Paint your penguin

Paint your penguin tummy with white paint and then cover the rest of the toilet roll with black paint.

We used acrylic paint, which covers the card well and has a lovely finish.

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Loony penguins - try our toilet paper roll penguin craft with the kids
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Step 2: Cut the other penguin pieces from card

Cut out a few shapes to make your penguin stand out:

  • a rectangle of yellow card for the penguins ‘hair’
  • a small diamond for his beak
  • two wing shapes from black card
  • two little feet from either yellow card or felt

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Loony penguins - try our toilet paper roll penguin craft with the kids
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Step 3: Give your penguin a haircut

Glue a rectangle of yellow card to the top of your toilet roll.

Make little snips with scissors to give your penguin a funky haircut.

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Loony penguins - try our toilet paper roll penguin craft with the kids
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Step 4: Add the wings and the beak

Fold your little card diamond in half and glue it in place as the beak.

Then glue on the two black wings.

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Loony penguins - try our toilet paper roll penguin craft with the kids
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Step 5: Add the eyes and feet

Finally glue on some googly eyes and two little felt (or card) feet.

Now your penguin is complete.

 

Why not make a few more loony penguins to keep him company?

 

Loony penguins - try our toilet paper roll penguin craft with the kids

 

For more crafts using everyday household objects, check out our beautiful Ladybird egg cups made from cardboard egg cartons.