Friday, April 23, 2010

Paper Cup Penguin Puppet

Neevah and I learnt the cutest little Penguin song earlier this week (which I will include at the bottom of this post) and I thought how cute would it be if she had some little Penguin friends to preform her song with. This craft was a joint effort Neevah did all the painting and I did all the fiddly bits mainly the cutting and sticking.

You will need:

Paper Cup(s)
Black Paint
Yellow Paper
White Paper
Black Paper
Black Marker
Sticky Tape

To Make
1 .Paint your paper cups black - we used some paper cups that we had left over from a birthday party2 .Let them dry - this took quite awhile
3 .While waiting cut out a body from the white paper, wings from the black paper (or you could paint some white paper black), feet and beak from the yellow paper (or you could paint some white paper yellow)4 .With the black marker draw eyes on the white penguin bodies and then stick on the beak - we used sticker back foam for the beaks below is a photo of Neevah peeling off the backing before sticking on the beak5 .Stick the body onto the cup - This was quite fiddly as the paper did not want to stick around the cup the edges kept lifting
6 .Stick on the wings - Again this was quite fiddly for the same reason as the body
7 .Stick on the feet - I did this by making a loop of tape so it was sticky on both sides, I put the loop of tape on the top of the foot and then stuck it to the inside of the cup, I also put another piece of tape on the underside of the foot up into the cup - then you can bend the foot up so it sits flat (In hindsight I should of taken a photo of this step)
8 .Put your hand inside the cup and the Penguin becomes a puppet

Little Penguin Song
(to the tune of I'm a Little Teapot)

I'm a little penguin black and white
I waddle to the left and I waddle to the right
I can't fly but I can swim
So I waddle to the water and jump right in


Shannon Elder said...

This is soooo cute!! Thank you for sharing!

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