Penguin Play!

By: ChildcareBlog
Mar
14
2016

This experience invites children to use scissors to cut shapes with straight lines and curves. Remember that scissor skills are acquired in a certain sequence: children must be able to hold scissors correctly, open and close scissors without paper, and then make random cuts before they are able cut on lines and curves.

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Start by collecting some materials to craft with. You will most likely have some or all of these supplies in your home already.

MATERIALS:

  • white paper plate
  • yellow or orange, white and black construction paper (or go green! Recycle color-printed sections from newspapers, magazines, etc. You only need small snippets anyways!)
  • markers
  • scissors
  • tape/glue

 



Follow these steps to make a playful penguin.

  • Cut paper plate in half and use tape/glue to secure into a cone shape. Remember, if you use glue, you may need to let the cone set and dry before finishing the penguin.
  • Fold black construction paper in half and cut out two sets of flippers. Start at the seam and cut out, leaving them connected.
  • Cut out feet from yellow or orange construction paper the same way, starting at fold but leaving connected.
  • Cut out two eyes from white construction paper, add pupils
  • Cut out a beak
  • Tape/glue flippers to each side of the cone
  • Tape/glue on eyes, feet, and beak

After the penguin is assembled, your child might like to teach his new pet a song and dance! Here’s a tune you will know with a new set of lyrics!

(to the tune of “I’m A Little teapot”)

I’m a little penguin

Black and white.

Short and wobbly,

An adorable sight.

I can’t fly at all

But I love to swim.

So I’ll waddle to the water

And dive right in.

 

Tags: crafts, animal crafts, kid craft, art, penguin, artsandcrafts

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