Crafts

Winter Craft for Your Child

In some places around the world, the winter wonderland landscapes have begun to be formed! No matter if you live in cold or warm weather, this winter children’s craft will be sure to make your children smile!

What you’ll need:

  1. 1 sheet blue construction paper (or if your child wants to use a different color, we say “Why not?” Let him express his creativity!)
  2. Construction paper: black, white, orange, and red/pink
  3. Pencil
  4. Non- Toxic glue stick
  5. Black marker

How to make it:

  1. Trace outline of penguin on piece of paper. If you think your child can do it, let her do it. Just draw a tall hump with a half circle on the bottom for the feet.
  2. Add a simple line behind the penguin’s body, just a few inches above the penguin’s foot to make it look like the penguin is standing on the ground.
  3. Tear white and black construction paper into strips, and then into squares.
  4. Apply glue with glue stick to small areas of the blue paper, using your tracing as a guide.  Start building the “ground” first, pressing white paper scraps in place.
  5. Work in small areas so glue doesn’t dry before you get to it & press on all the black paper areas. Finish with the white area in the center of the penguin.
  6. Tear or cut out a triangle beak from the orange paper and glue on to the face. Use black marker to add eyes. Tear or cut out a bow  from pink paper and glue it on top of penguins head (for a boy place it under the neck like a tie).

What winter crafts do you like to do with your child?

Posted December 3, 2010

by MichelleH

68 Comments

68 Responses

  1. Deanna U says:

    This is too cute! I will have to try this, any photos?

    I love doing hand and foot print crafts with my son. he loves getting his hands and feet messy with paint and seeing his creation with his own prints!

  2. Kris says:

    One of my favorite winter crafts from when I was little is to cut out snowflakes from paper. You can make many different, pretty ones in different colors of paper and hang them in all of your rooms – and each one is unique, just like real snowflakes.

  3. Brandi Elam says:

    This is cute! Thanks for the idea and for posting a pic on FB – I am terrible at visualizing so having a picture to look at is a must!

    My kids love to make gingerbread houses! This year, I am going to try to talk them into doing a foam gingerbread house out of craft foam instead of actually building gingerbread houses with icing, candies, etc.

  4. Pamelot says:

    I have always liked making candy cane reindeer with the kids and simple paper chains.

  5. MichelleH says:

    Pamelot,
    Some of the simplest crafts can be the most fun! Thanks for the reminder!

  6. MichelleH says:

    Sounds fun Brandi!

  7. MichelleH says:

    Oh Kirs! We forgot about that great craft. Thanks for the reminder!

  8. Katie L. says:

    This seems like an adorable wintertime craft. It also kinda reminded me of making pinatas.

  9. Jenny Lloyd says:

    The penguin is SO cute! I am so glad that I found this post. I need some activities to do with the kids while they are out on break. This is perfect!

  10. Nichole says:

    This sounds like a great craft for me and my son! I think that we will be trying it out! Thanks for posting! :o )

  11. MichelleH says:

    Deanna,
    If you click on the hyperlink in the italicized part, it will bring you to our facebook page that has the photo of the craft. We were having problems with our photo upload on Friday. :(

  12. Michelle says:

    Thank you Nichole! Let us know how it goes!

  13. christina j. says:

    this is so cute! i have been trying to come up with some easy cute holiday crafts for my son to help him be involved. there are so many breakable things that come with christmas decorating i always feel bad that he can’t help with more! he would love to do this while i put up decorations.

  14. Erica says:

    I’m always looking about new things for my 10 year old Asperger’s and this is a handy bit :)

    Thank you for sharing!

  15. Tara Hill says:

    That is an awesome idea! My two year old is really starting to get into crafts and he LOVES penguins! Thanks for the great idea…now, to see if mom can handle the drawing part!

  16. Kim says:

    I’ll save this craft for when my son is a bit older.. but cute!!!

  17. This is too cute! I made some of these when I was younger and i bet my two year old son would have a blast with this!

  18. Julie says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! I will be making these with my daughter in the near future:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  19. MichelleH says:

    You are welcome Julie!

  20. MichelleH says:

    We are sure he would Mary!

  21. MichelleH says:

    We are sure you will have fun making it with him when he is older Kim!

  22. MichelleH says:

    You are welcome Erica!!!

  23. MichelleH says:

    Great idea to have your children do the craft while you are decorating. Thanks Christina!

  24. Jodi says:

    That is so cute! I’m always looking for crafts that my young son can do and enjoy and this looks perfect – we’re going to have to try this!

  25. Leilani says:

    My boys love penguins! What a great winter craft idea. Thanks!

  26. rachel b says:

    This is adorable! We are going to do this with our daughter. She will love it!

  27. Andrea says:

    What a simple, yet so adorable, craft idea! I’ll definitely need to try this one out with my nephews!

  28. I love doing these crafts. I have ziploc baggies of the paper ( i tear it for a more artistic look) and then all we have to do when we feel like it is pull the bags out. It’s great for a rainy day!!!

  29. Momtoem says:

    Very cute (and simple) craft! My daughter and I are going to try this out today

  30. Kim Pollock says:

    This is so cute. My son loves peguins and we will definitely be trying this craft. Thanks for the great idea and picture.

  31. MichelleH says:

    Kim,
    Hope you have fun trying out our craft. :)

  32. MichelleH says:

    Mom to em,
    Thanks! Enjoy making the penguin. :)

  33. MichelleH says:

    Thanks for the great idea Marcella! What a wonderful way to have “crafts on demand.” Thanks for sharing it with us!

  34. MichelleH says:

    Thanks Andrea! Feel free to put up photos in our magical moments section so we can see their works of art. :)

  35. MichelleH says:

    So glad you like it Rachel!

  36. MichelleH says:

    YEAH Leilani!
    Hope they enjoy the craft!

  37. Addison Kat says:

    Too cute! What a fun indoor activity to do! I think we’ll make snowmen too!

  38. Mama Monkey says:

    That is so cute! I can’t wait to try it out with the kids!

  39. MichelleH says:

    Great idea Addison! Thanks for sharing it!

  40. Elizabeth K says:

    My daughter loves crafts. This would be perfect for us to do together one afternoon and display for Christmas!

  41. MichelleH says:

    Elizabeth,
    Love your idea of displaying it for Christmas!

  42. susan says:

    Very cute and great idea. We love to make homemade gift tags.

  43. MichelleH says:

    What a wonderful, meaningful idea Susan!

  44. Judy says:

    Oh, I remember making little mosaic pictures like this in elementary school. I will definitely have to keep this in mind for my 3 year old!

  45. Analia says:

    I love this cute craft idea! I do Joy School with other three moms and I think this is the cutes idea to do with the girls!!! SO cute Tahnk you fo sharing!!

  46. Stacey Smith says:

    So cute and I Need Stuff to Keep the Kids Busy.

  47. Jennifer H says:

    What an adorable idea!!

  48. MichelleH says:

    Thank you Jennifer! We will have more crafts next week. :)

  49. MichelleH says:

    Thanks Stacey. We are sure your kids will love this!

  50. Jennie Shellenberger says:

    This is so cute! My kids love mosiacs, but we haven’t done a penguin yet. Guess we will now!

  51. JEANE says:

    What a wonderfully affordable, and adorable idea! I love craft time with my kids. They will love it. Thanks. Stacey.

  52. Crystal says:

    I love this craft! I’m always looking for fun new crafts to do with my little cousins and this is perfect and all of the stuff you need is mostly what you would have on hand! Love it!

  53. MichelleH says:

    Have fun Crystal!

  54. MichelleH says:

    Yeah! Penguin time Jennie :)

  55. Colleen says:

    Adorable! Can’t wait to try this.

  56. MichelleH says:

    Colleen – hope you have fun with the craft!

  57. Kelly D. says:

    I love this. One of my daycare kids absolutely loves penguins. This will be an excellent craft for us to do this week during holiday break! Thanks

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  62. Amanda says:

    I just adore penguins and learning about them. This week I posted 101+ activities and crafts to do with a penguin theme and included a link back to this post. It was sooo cute. I hope our readers stop by and visit your site! Thank you for inspiring others to craft, learn, and connect with their children.

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