Penguin toilet roll character
Age: , toddler, child
Skill for Bub: making memories, just for fun
Make a penguin character using a toilet roll and simple craft supplies. Then you can have lots of ‘Penguin Fun’ with your little one.
How does an penguin look compared with a seal or a polar bear? While the difference seems perfectly clear to us, small children may not fully understand the concept. Why not show them visually – and have some fun in the process! Create a penguin animal figure together and discuss what each piece is and how it works as you go along.
You will need:
- Toilet paper roll or a kitchen paper roll cut down to size.
- Paints and brushes, or pencils and crayons
(or you can use the colour template)
- Craft glue or sticky tape
- Paper or cardboard
If you don’t have a printer or you want to create your own patterns, simply draw straight onto paper and cut out and glue on.
- Print out the penguin template (colour or black and white).
- Colour or paint each of the body parts.
- Allow to dry if painted and cut out the template pieces.
- Using the finished penguin image as your guide, glue the large rectangular piece on first to cover the toilet roll.
Note: Depending on the size of your toilet roll you may need to increase the size of the rectangle for the body slightly, or cut a small strip off the side if it is too big.
- Glue on the wings, feet, eyes and beak – making sure to fold along the doted lines.
Select your template of choice from the options below.