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Penguin windsocks

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There are a couple of handmade things we like to hang in our backyard trees. One is DIY bird feeders. The other is windsocks. We’ve used tin cans so far for our windsocks but today we’re replacing them with a more kid-friendly material: paper rolls. We’re going to make paper roll penguin windsocks.

Penguin windsocks - Winter windsocks for kids to make. Use paper rolls for this winter craft. #penguin #wintercraft

Windsocks are a fun way to decorate your yard and these winter windsocks will brighten up your day when you look out the window. It’s been pretty windy yesterday here, where I live, and I enjoyed seeing our penguins in action.

Easy paper roll winter windsocks for kids

The penguin windsocks are easy to make by kids as young as preschoolers. All kids have to do it paint, cut and glue. My kindergartner made a couple alongside with me. He started by painting one of the paper rolls and then he moved on to the second. By the time he was done with the second paper roll, the paint on the first one had dried out so he could go ahead and decorate it.

Paper roll penguin windsocks for kids to make

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Penguin windsocks

Penguin windsocks for kids

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Easy winter craft for kids: penguin winsocks

How to make penguin windsocks

Start by painting the paper roll black and set it aside for the paint to dry completely.

Penguin belly

In the meantime you can draw on white paper the penguin’s belly and on orange paper the beak and feet. Cut them out and once the paint is dry, you can glue them on the paper roll. Glue first the white belly.

Penguin feet

The feet go at the bottom of the belly.

Penguin eyes

Glue the googly eyes at the top of the paper roll.

Penguin beak

The beak goes between the white belly and the eyes.

Hole

Use the hole punch to make two holes at the top of the paper roll, one hole on each side of the penguin. The holes should be across from one another so you could see through them.

Penguin windsocks

Thread one end of the yarn through one hole and tie it up. Thread the other end of the yarn through the other end and tie it up.

Cut 8 pieces of the crepe streamer of the same length. We used two colors: white and black. Three of the streamers were white to go in front and five were black and they were glued on the side and back of the paper roll. Glue the streamer at the bottom of the paper roll, on the inside.

Penguin windsocks

Penguin windsocks

Adorable paper roll penguin windsocks.

Materials

  • paper roll
  • black paint
  • construction paper: white and orange
  • googly eyes
  • crepe streamers: white and black
  • yarn

Tools

  • paint brush
  • hole punch
  • scissors

Instructions

Start by painting the paper roll black and set it aside for the paint to dry completely.

In the meantime you can draw on white paper the penguin’s belly and on orange paper the beak and feet. Cut them out and once the paint is dry, you can glue them on the paper roll. Glue first the white belly.

The feet go at the bottom of the belly.

Glue the googly eyes at the top of the paper roll.

The beak goes between the white belly and the eyes.

Use the hole punch to make two holes at the top of the paper roll, one hole on each side of the penguin. The holes should be across from one another so you could see through them.

Thread one end of the yarn through one hole and tie it up. Thread the other end of the yarn through the other end and tie it up.

Cut 8 pieces of the crepe streamer of the same length. We used two colors: white and black. Three of the streamers were white to go in front and five were black and they were glued on the side and back of the paper roll. Glue the streamer at the bottom of the paper roll, on the inside.

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