This egg carton penguin craft is made from recycled materials and is the perfect winter craft for preschoolers or young children.
Egg cartons are a popular choice for craft material for many reasons. They are readily available for most households and using them for crafting is an inexpensive and great way to use recyclables. Egg cartons are easy to cut, shape, and paint. They can be manipulated with basic craft tools, making them a great material for both children and adults.
The texture of egg carton material can add an interesting element to crafts. It can be painted, decorated, or even covered with other materials like paper, fabric, or clay. Egg carton crafts are typically lightweight, making them suitable for a variety of projects, including ornaments, masks, and small sculptures.
Common egg carton craft projects include making flowers, insects, animals, masks, and ornaments. With a bit of creativity, egg cartons can be transformed into unique and beautiful creations. For the Winter season, we have made this egg carton penguin craft along with our Christmas Tree Egg Carton and Angel Egg Carton Craft for Kids.
Egg Carton Penguin Craft
These adorable penguins will make great additions to your homemade Christmas decor, or as fun DIY toys for kids. My kids love to use toys like this in sensory bins!
What you need for the penguins:
- Egg carton
- Popsicle stick
- Black and White paint
- Paint brush
- Glue stick
- Black and dark yellow paper
- Googly eyes
How to make the egg carton penguins
Paint both egg carton cups with white paint and let dry.
Once dry, paint the sides and back of the egg carton with black paint to create the penguin look.
Attach the two egg cartons to one another using a popsicle stick. With small children, white glue is fine but will take some time to dry. With older children, hot glue might be an easier option.
Attach the googly eyes to the front of the penguin’s face.
Cut two oval shapes out of black paper to make the penguins wings. Attach to the sides of the egg carton with glue.
From yellow paper, cut the beak and the feet and attach them to the penguin as shown in the photo.
Have fun and get creative making this adorable egg carton penguin craft with kids!
More Winter crafts to make with kids:
- Salt and Ice Experiment for Kids: Save the Frozen Penguins!
- Penguin Sensory Bin with Frozen Water Beads
- 45+ Winter Crafts for Preschoolers with Common Preschool Themes
- Winter Color by Number Printables
- Snowman Winter Sensory Bag for Babies and Toddlers