Penguin Crafts For Kids on a Budget (Toilet Paper Rolls + Soup Cans + Hand Prints)

Penguin toilet paper roll craft
Okay, how adorable are these little guys? These are the cheapest crafts you can make around the house with the kiddos. After we finished the penguins, we made fish and a “fridge” to keep them in (made a little box out of black paper). So fun and frugal!
All you need is:
  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Black marker
  • Black, Orange, White paper
  • Tape or glue sticks
Toilet Paper Roll penguin
Kids need help tracing and cutting out the pieces usually depending on age. I had to trace the feet, wings, and beak. I made these with a 5 year old and he loved taping the pieces on. Usually I make these penguins with the top just open but he insisted real penguins have their brains covered haha!
If you liked this art project check out my other Toilet Paper Roll Crafts!
Penguin soup can craft
Here is our soup can penguin that we made around Christmas time so that’s why it has a blue ribbon scarf on and a “santa hat” hehe. We first had the kids paint the whole can black and then glued white paper on the front to make a belly when it was dry. Simple gluing from there!
All you need is:
  • Empty can
  • White, Orange, black paper or paint
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Google Eyes
  • Pom Poms

Penguin hand print craft
Here is a cute penguin made with the children’s hand prints as the penguins feet! This is fun because almost all kids love to get their hands messy in cold paint ūüėČ This craft was done around Christmas as well as you can see it says “Happy Holidays” on the belly. Another fun thing is to put the child’s picture on the penguins face (they get a kick out of it!)
All you need is:
  • ¬†White, black, and blue (any color for scarf) paper.
  • Any color paint
  • Paper plate to have the kids dip their hands in
  • Markers
  • String (Optional to hang)



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Penguin Crafts For Kids on a Budget (Toilet Paper Rolls + Soup Cans + Hand Prints)

Penguin toilet paper roll craft
Okay, how adorable are these little guys? These are the cheapest crafts you can make around the house with the kiddos. After we finished the penguins, we made fish and a “fridge” to keep them in (made a little box out of black paper). So fun and frugal!
All you need is:
  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Black marker
  • Black, Orange, White paper
  • Tape or glue sticks
Toilet Paper Roll penguin
Kids need help tracing and cutting out the pieces usually depending on age. I had to trace the feet, wings, and beak. I made these with a 5 year old and he loved taping the pieces on. Usually I make these penguins with the top just open but he insisted real penguins have their brains covered haha!
If you liked this art project check out my other Toilet Paper Roll Crafts!
Penguin soup can craft
Here is our soup can penguin that we made around Christmas time so that’s why it has a blue ribbon scarf on and a “santa hat” hehe. We first had the kids paint the whole can black and then glued white paper on the front to make a belly when it was dry. Simple gluing from there!
All you need is:
  • Empty can
  • White, Orange, black paper or paint
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Google Eyes
  • Pom Poms

Penguin hand print craft
Here is a cute penguin made with the children’s hand prints as the penguins feet! This is fun because almost all kids love to get their hands messy in cold paint ūüėČ This craft was done around Christmas as well as you can see it says “Happy Holidays” on the belly. Another fun thing is to put the child’s picture on the penguins face (they get a kick out of it!)
All you need is:
  • ¬†White, black, and blue (any color for scarf) paper.
  • Any color paint
  • Paper plate to have the kids dip their hands in
  • Markers
  • String (Optional to hang)



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