Plastic Bottle Penguin Craft

As a teacher and a mother, winter crafts were always a little bit of a struggle. I live in Central Florida, so it was hard to make snow crafts with little ones that have never seen snow. But, this cute little plastic bottle penguin craft was one of our favorite Winter art projects.

Plastic Bottle Penguin Craft

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Penguin Project:

  • Plastic bottle.
  • Glue.
  • Scissors.
  • Construction paper  or craft foam – black and orange.
  • Cotton balls.
  • Googly eyes.
  • Empty plastic bottle.
  • Optional – hot glue.

These cute little plastic bottle penguins are the perfect activity for little ones of all ages. You may need to pre-cut the construction paper for toddlers, but elementary school age children should be able to do the entire project on their own with very little help.  

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I would teach my little crafters about penguins and their different habitats while they crafted. They were always so surprised to learn that some penguins live on sandy beaches!

Let’s get started on this cute little craft project! First, gather all of your supplies. This will make crafting a lot easier.

Begin by cutting two black penguin wings. Next, cut an orange penguin beak. Finally, cut out two little orange penguin feet.

Next, glue the feet, beak, and wings on an empty plastic bottle. You may need to use hot glue if you are using craft foam or if the bottle has a lot of ridges. 

Now, glue the eyes onto the bottle.

Finally, start filling the bottle with cotton balls. This is a wonderful fine motor skill activity. You could even use kitchen tongs to pick up the cotton balls and fill the bottles. One of my boys has sensory issues and would not touch cotton, so he used small tongs when he was younger. 

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That’s it! This is such a fun craft to make with your little ones! And, I bet they will want to make several more plastic bottle penguin crafts this Winter. 

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