By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the blog A Geek In Glasses.
I love penguins and this is such a cute craft to make with the kids! It uses plastic soda bottles, so it is a great craft to teach recycling as well. Grab those empty bottles a make a huddle of penguins for your mantle this winter.
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I started by washing the bottles out and taking the label off.
Next, cut them in half, keeping the bottom sections.
To make the body, slide the 2 bottoms together with the rippled feet of the bottle making the head and feet of our penguin.
At this point it can be glued together, but mine fit so snug that I did not have to use glue.
Paint the body of the penguin. I coated the whole unit in white spray paint first as a base. After that was dry I painted the black body, making sure the “widows peak” or point of the forehead lines up between 2 of the ridges at the bottom, making the feet of the penguin. Pick a color for the hat and paint that at the top. Add the facial features, eyes and beak.
Tie a length of ribbon around to make the scarf and hot glue a pompom to the top for the hat.
The little guy is finished and ready to decorate your house for the last 6 weeks of Winter!