Penguins are cute and fascinating. Students love everything about these tuxedo wearing, waddling creatures!
We can’t help but be completely enthralled when we get into our Penguin facts and research project.
Diving into our stacks of Penguin Books and even making our own Penguin Emergent Readers is a fun way to incorporate this winter favorite into our literacy centers.
Students show off their math skills with these Penguin Snowball Addition Mats and Penguin Number Craftivity.
Because providing our little learners with crafts and curriculum activities helps them to learn new things without realizing they are learning.
So we find various things students enjoy to create right in our classroom. There are so many different crafts that make learning exciting.
This Penguin Puffy Paint Craft and Writing Prompt is a great way to bring crafts and literacy together in a hands-on way.
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Supply list for the Penguin Puffy Paint Craft and Writing Prompt:
- Penguin Puffy Paint Craft and Writing Prompt Template (download below!)
- White cardstock
- Construction paper – assorted colors
- Paper glue
- White paint
- Shaving cream
- Pipe cleaner
- Large pom poms
Getting the Penguin Puffy Paint Craft and Writing Prompt Ready:
To get this craft ready, you’ll need to print the template onto cardstock. I recommend you laminate the template so it can be used year after year. Next, you’ll cut out the penguin pieces from the template.
Making the Penguin Puffy Paint Craft:
Students will trace the template and cut out each piece using different color construction paper for different parts of the penguin craft. The penguin head, body, and wings are black, feet and nose are orange, face, eyes, and belly are white. You can change this up depending on the colors you want for your penguins.
Tracing and cutting is a great way to work on fine motor skills.
For our younger learners or students that may struggle to cut out all their penguin pieces, you may want to cut them out ahead of time. You can also trace the template on the construction paper for students that need a little extra help but are able to cut on their own.
To get this freebie, use the ‘click here to download’ button at the bottom of this page.
Students will then glue their penguin pieces together. I find it best to have a completed penguin so they can look at the example while putting theirs together.
Once the penguins are assembled, it’s time to get the puffy paint ready.
In a small bowl, mix together equal parts of glue, shaving cream, and white paint. I find white shaving cream works the best, but you may use any color you want to change up the color of the belly.
You can also add glitter into the mixture for a shimmer look. Another way you can change things up is to add food coloring to change the color of the penguin’s belly.
Using the paintbrush, students will then paint the penguin’s stomach with the prepared puffy paint. Allow the puffy paint to dry completely. This will take a fair amount of time since it’s so thick. The puffy paint will decrease a small amount once it is dry.
Once the puffy paint is dry your little artists can glue the pom poms to the side of the penguins head. Next, they’ll take the pipe cleaner and bend into a half circle shape attaching each end to a pom pom.
Students will then glue their adorable puffy paint penguins to either colorful cardstock or construction paper. Once these are put together, you can attach the writing prompt included in this download (scroll below to get yours).
Now it’s time to get your little learners thinking about what they want to write in this creative writing prompt.
This Penguin Puffy Paint Craft and Writing Prompt is the perfect way to get kids working on spelling, sentence structure, and imaginative creative writing in an enjoyable way.
Students will be so proud showing off their lovable penguins. This would also make a wonderful bulletin board craft! Just think of all the different ways you can personalize it with different colored backgrounds, pom poms, and pipe cleaners.
Looking for more ways to bring crafts and literacy together?
Make learning the alphabet fun while creating adorable alphabet crafts with our Animal Alphabet Letter Crafts. These are great for your letter of the week units.
Download Your Penguin Puffy Paint Craft and Writing Prompt Printable Below!
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Click the button below to download. You will immediately be redirected to the freebie.
I hope you have fun with this Penguin Puffy Paint Craft and Writing Prompt in your classroom!
nancy j habib
kids loved it,…..many thanks
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