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Cute Paper Mache Penguins

Image of Cute Paper Mache Penguins

These cheery little Penguins will keep little hands busy and provide hours of happy smiles when finished.

Supplies

Balloon
Newspapers
Papier mache paste
Cardboard
White glue
Sand
Funnel
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Scissors
Masking tape
Wiggle eyes
Black permanent marker

Instructions

Use a balloon to make a papier mache, click here for a step-by-step guide. The papier mache will dry within 2 to 3 days.

2. When the papier mache has completely dried, pop the balloon and widen the hole on the papier mache a little bit, just large enough for a funnel to get through (approximately ½ to 1 inch diameter). Remove the balloon latex as well.

3. Insert a funnel through the hole and pour ½ cup of sand into the papier mache.

4. The sand will allow the papier mache to balance and stand on its own. If it's still a bit wobbly, add a bit more sand until it is balanced.

5. Draw and cut out a pair of wings and feet out of cardboard.

6. Tape the wings and feet to the papier mache body with masking tape.

7. Papier mache over the hole on top as well as over the areas with masking tape. Allow the papier mache to dry.

8. Once dry, paint over the whole sculpture with acrylic paint.

9. Glue on any of these materials for the eyes and mouth

EYES - wiggle eyes, buttons, flat beads or round paper cut-outs

 

MOUTH- paint or paper cut-out

This project is reprinted courtesy of FirstPalette.com.

Contributor

Image of Terri Bose of MakingFriends.com
Terri Bose of MakingFriends.com

Terri is the creator of makingfriends.com, freekidscrafts.com, scoutswaps.com and badginabag.com. Her work is republished all over the internet and is considered the queen of kids crafts.

2 thoughts on “Cute Paper Mache Penguins”

  1. ruthseverewx says:

    I like this project but I’m not sure why the cotton was on the list of supplies needed for this little bird! this prject takes a min of 4-5 days to complete but my boys really enjoyed making it
    Be ready it’s really messy due to the paper mache!!

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