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Toilet Paper Roll Penguin Craft [Free Template]

Even though it doesn’t feel much like winter here in Arizona, we know the rest of the country is feeling chilly!

That’s exactly why we recommend spending a day inside with the kids making this cute toilet paper roll penguin craft!

This is a fun recycled craft that’s great for a winter animal craft theme or just because!

Be sure to download our free printable template and watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how we made these little guys!

Recycled Penguin Craft

toilet paper roll penguin craft image collage with the words cardboard tube penguin in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding toilet paper roll penguin craft template

Glue the penguin’s belly in the middle of the body piece.

hands gluing belly to toilet paper roll penguin craft

Place the beak in between the eyes and glue in place.

hands gluing beak to toilet paper roll penguin craft

Position the flippers on either side of the belly and glue them down.

hands gluing arms to toilet paper roll penguin craft

Glue the feet on the bottom of the penguin body.

hands gluing feet to toilet paper roll penguin craft

Tape the penguin template onto the toilet paper roll.

hands taping paper penguin to toilet paper roll

That’s it! Now your child has a cute penguin craft they can proudly display!

two toilet paper roll penguin crafts

Winter Animal Ideas

If you’re like us, you may have thought penguins were arctic animals, but it turns out they’re not! They actually live in the Antarctic and surrounding areas, so we suggest putting them in your winter animal themed unit instead.

One of our favorite ways to introduce an animal or theme to the kids is by reading books! We all know how valuable reading is to our kids, so grab some of these top rated penguin books on Amazon or reserve them from your local library.

hand holding toilet paper roll penguin craft

If your child enjoys using dot markers, they’ll want to try out these winter do a dot printables. These printables are great for reinforcing counting, learning the alphabet, patterns, and more.

color in toilet paper roll penguin craft

These winter I spy printables are another simple activity that’s great to do at home or on the go. Laminate them and use with dry-erase markers to make them reusable!

Have some open-ended play time with this snow slime or this snowflake senory bin.

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hand holding toilet paper roll penguin craft

Toilet Paper Roll Penguin Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and easy toilet paper roll penguin craft with the kids this winter! !

Materials

  • Toilet paper roll or new cardboard tube
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape (optional)
  • Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
  • Penguin template

Instructions

  1. Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Glue the penguin's belly in the middle of the body piece.
  3. Place the beak in between the eyes and glue in place.
  4. Position the flippers on either side of the belly and glue them down.
  5. Glue the feet on the bottom of the penguin's body.
  6. Tape the penguin template onto the toilet paper roll.

Free Penguin Template

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