Craft Roll Penguin

by Lynn Lilly, Nov 08 2021

Today we are going to turn a craft roll into a penguin that is perfect for winter pretend play! This is the perfect craft to practice your recycling skills. 

Materials from Kit:

  • Construction Paper
  • Metallic Markers

Additional Materials:

  • Cardboard Craft Roll
  • White Paper
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Project Video:


To view the video with subtitles click here to watch it on a private unlisted Youtube playlist.  


  1. Take a black piece of construction and line up the craft roll in the corner. Make a mark at the end of the craft roll. 
  2. Use the ruler draw a line from the bottom to the top of the paper. 
  3. Using your scissor cut along the line you just drew. 
  4. Next wrap the paper around the craft roll. Cut off the extra paper. 
  5. Apply glue to the edges and all over of the paper and glue it around the craft roll. 
  6. Use your fingers to press the paper to the craft roll. 
  7. Next place the craft roll on the white piece of paper and draw a line across the top. 
  8. Use the pencil to draw a partial oval shape from the bottom to the top of the line. 
  9. Cut out the shape. This will be the penguin belly. 
  10. Glue the penguin belly to the front of the craft roll. 
  11. Draw and cut wings out of the extra black construction paper. 
  12. Fold the edges of the wings back and glue to each side of the craft roll. 
  13. Draw and cut out penguin feet on yellow construction paper. 
  14. Glue the feet to the front of the craft roll. 
  15. Cut a triangle shaped beak out of the construction paper. 
  16. Glue the beak to the craft roll. 
  17. On the scrap piece of black construction paper draw and cut a tuft of penguin hair. 
  18. Trace the tuft on the scrap of white paper. 
  19. Glue the tufts together slightly off. 
  20. Glue the top inside of the craft roll. 
  21. Use a metallic marker to draw on the eyes. 
  22. Pick a color of paper and draw a bow or bowtie. Cut out and glue on the penguin. 

Take the project one step further and cut out a rectangle to make a sign. Write a message with metallic marker and glue the sign to the penguin fin. 

Who is ready for penguin games! What are you naming your penguin? 

Parents, don't forget to share your child's project in the private facebook group and if you share on social use #campcraftbox

Happy Crafting! 



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