Penguins just may be the most adorable cold-weather creatures ever! Creating this little penguin is a perfect way for your tot to practice cutting out different basic shapes such as ovals, triangles and circles.
What You Need:
- Black and orange construction paper
- Cotton balls
- Metallic mini poms
- Metallic pipe cleaner
- Googly eyes
What You Do:
- Explain to your child that an oval shape is like an elongated circle. Ask him if he can think of any objects that have an oval shape.
- Have him draw a large oval on the black paper and cut it out to create the body of the penguin.
- Let him draw another oval that's about half the size in the center of the penguin's body. Encourage him to fill in the smaller oval with cotton balls.
- Ask him to cut out a triangle for the penguin's beak and glue it in place.
- Glue on some googly eyes to give this Christmas penguin some personality!
- Have your kid cut off a piece of the metallic pipe cleaner and shape it into a large "U" to create earmuffs to keep his penguin nice and warm. Glue the "U" shape over the head as if it were a 2-D halo.
- Glue a small pom on each end to complete the cozy earmuffs. Ask him to name the shape of the poms.
- Ask him to draw and cut out two feet for his penguin.
- Hang his penguin up so the little fella can inspire joy all throughout the holidays.