Kids home for winter break? Keep them busy by creating a winter wonderland scene made from recyclable materials. This green craft is a great way to spark kids curiosity and teach them how to reuse materials in a new and fun way. Here are some fun penguin crafts for kids to help spark your child’s imagination.
Penguin Crafts For Kids Using Recyclable Materials
First, we did research about penguins. After we talked about the environment in which they live and what that would look like.
I have two kids so they after discussing the penguin crafts project idea I challenged them each to come up with their own creative penguin crafts in a winter wonderland. I told them they could use anything in our recycling bin and anything from our craft closet to create their penguin winter wonderland.
In these two examples we used: a box that oranges came in, a large plastic egg, cotton balls, cardboard, tissue box, gatorade bottle, egg carton and stir straws. After you have collected a few different items, let you child explore how they can manipulate them to create a new winter scene craft.
Let your child lead the penguin crafts project. It may take them a few attempts at figuring out how to use their materials in a new way. Through trial and error they will learn new ways to create their vision which will help develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Painting Tip: I suggest using acrylic paint when painting plastic. Be sure your child is using a paint shirt and you have covered the work space. A garbage bag taped to your table or a plastic tablecloth works great and provides easy clean up.
Assembling Tip: I suggest painting the pieces separately and then attaching once the paint has dried.
Once everything is dry, enjoy a cool winter wonderland craft scene from the warmth of your house! With these fun penguin crafts for kids, you will be teaching your child how to reuse materials and create from their imagination.
This tutorial idea was from Jamie Hand, online art instructor and busy mom of two.