Soda Bottle Penguin

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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.


Read How to Make it After the Jump…

Clean Soda Bottles

I started by washing the bottles out and taking the label off.

Cut Bottles

Next, cut them in half, keeping the bottom sections.

Two Halves of Soda BottlesSlide Together

To make the body, slide the 2 bottoms together with the rippled feet of the bottle making the head and feet of our penguin.

Stand Up

At this point it can be glued together, but mine fit so snug that I did not have to use glue.

Paint the Penguin

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.

Let Dry

Let dry.

Pom Pom Hat

Tie a length of ribbon around to make the scarf and hot glue a pompom to the top for the hat.

Soda Bottle Penguin at

The little guy is finished and ready to decorate your house for the last 6 weeks of Winter!

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3 thoughts on “Soda Bottle Penguin

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  4. Kristy Cannady

    How in the world di you get the bottles to fit together without rippling…what length should I cut the bottles? I have tried several and I am fed up

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