Toilet Paper Tube Penguin

By: Chris Yates

This is a cute little penguin that will come in handy if you're working on a Winter theme, Winter animal theme, or Penguins themselves. I've also shown some options for creating a couple of different kinds of penguins like Emperor Penguins and Macaroni Penguins.

These are the basic instructions for the penguin...

What You'll Need:

Toilet paper tube
Black and white construction paper
Scrap orange construction paper
Scissors
Glue
2 Wiggle eyes
The templates at: www.yoursitesupport.com/public/204.cfm?sd=58

What to Do:

1. Cover your tube with black construction paper. Print out the template below for the penguin parts.

2. Trace the tummy template onto white construction paper and cut out. Trace the wings template onto black construction paper and cut out. Trace the feet and beak onto orange construction paper and cut out.

3. Glue the tummy onto the tube so that the flat edge is at the bottom of the tube.



4. Lightly crease the wings and then glue them onto either side of the tummy. Creasing them before you glue them will help them stick out from the body a little.

5. Glue on the wiggle eyes and the beak. Fold the feet on the line to create tabs. Glue the tabs to the front inside of the tube so that the feet stick out in front of the penguin.

To Create An Emperor Penguin

It's really easy to create an Emperor Penguin by simply coloring his belly. I used chalk in the picture above so that the colors would blend easily. Simply color around the outside of the belly with yellow chalk and then put a line of orange next to that. Blend the colors together.

You could do the same thing with crayons or watercolor paint, but the blending won't be as smooth. Younger children won't care about that a bit.

To Create A Macaroni Penguin

It's also a lot of fun to make a Macaroni Penguin. First cut a piece of paper to fit around the inside of the tube. Cut slits in the tube to make a fringe, and then glue it to the inside of the tube. Rough it up to make it look more fuzzy.

Fringe too difficult? Use strings, yarn, or even a pom pom to make the crazy hair on the head of a macaroni penguin.

By the wayFree Reprint Articles, the picture on our site is a little deceiving. Macaroni Penguins are supposed to have a little bit of yellow or orange hair on the outside edges of their top knot -- but this is just too complicated for younger children!

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