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Petite Penguin | Easy Crafts for Kids

Petite Penguin

This little polar bird makes a handsome tabletop decoration for the holiday season.


  • Egg carton
  • Uncooked rice
  • Masking tape
  • Black paint
  • White paint
  • Craft glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Orange felt
  • Red felt
  • White pom-pom
  • Mini rickrack trim
  • Orange pipe cleaner
  • Cardboard
  • White cotton


Petite Penguin - Step 1

1. To hatch one, begin by filling a cup cut from an egg carton with uncooked rice, top it with a second cup (turned upside down), and secure them together with masking tape.

2. Paint the cups black, and once they are dry, paint a white oval on the front. Use craft glue to attach 2 googly eyes and an orange felt beak.

3. For a hat, glue a 41⁄2- by 11⁄2-inch piece of felt around the top of the head. Glue closed the top of the hat, then glue on a white pom-pom and a strand of mini rickrack trim.

4. Bend an orange pipe cleaner into feet and glue it to the bottom of the body. Give your penguin a snowy roost by gluing him to a 3-inch cardboard circle covered with white cotton.