This week did a super cute penguin pinecone craft.
My toddler found some pinecones recently and we’ve been wanting to make something with them. After we read Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon, I knew we just had to make a penguin!
This week’s activity is a part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids. Be sure to check out the end of this post for more information about this week’s book and theme, as well as many more great activities!
Pinecone Penguin – Book-Inspired Kids Craft:
- black paint
- paintbrush (a larger size works best)
- felt (black, white, yellow, orange)
- googly eyes
How to make the penguin:
First, we painted a pinecone black. We could it’s much easier to get the paint onto the pinecone with a thicker brush. We didn’t coat the entire pinecone, but we covered it just enough to make it look mostly black.
As the pinecone dried, I cut out the felt shapes: one large oval (a bit shorter and skinnier than the pinecone), a smaller white oval, two wings, feet, a beak, and an orange scarf (orange like the penguin’s scarf in the book).
You may need to cut different sizes based on the size of the pine cones around your house.
Next we used white tacky glue to attach the felt shapes onto the pinecone as shown:
And then we had our penguin. So cute!
Virtual Book Club for Kids Activity:
Making the penguin’s pinecone friend in the book is simple. Just cut a strip of felt and wrap it around a pinecone – just like the penguin does in the story!
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More Penguin Themed Activities:
Pinecone Penguin Craft – To be a Kid Again <- YOU ARE HERE
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