What You Need:
- Black and white tempera paint
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Googly eyes or a black pen
- Orange paper
What You Do:
- Using a paint brush, have your child paint the middle area of the bottom of their foot with white paint for the inner part of the penguin's belly.
- Help your child paint their toes and around the edges of their feet with black paint to make the outer part of the penguin's body.
- Have your child press her foot onto the construction paper or cardstock, with her toes pointing towards the bottom of the paper.
- Use the leftover paint to fill in any blank spots on the penguin where your child's foot didn't press properly.
- Have your child paint their thumbs with the black paint, and then press them on either side of the penguin, creating arms. Allow the penguin to dry.
- Once the paint has dried, glue the googly eyes to the penguin, or use a black marker to draw in his eyes.
- Cut out a small triangle of orange construction paper, and glue it in place for the penguin's beak. Allow your footprint penguin to dry before hanging.
Did you know: Not only are they talented swimmers, they're also fast! Penguins can swim short stretches at speeds exceeding 15 miles per hour.