By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 3 and up
This little penguin is all dressed up and ready to play in the snow! Mosaics are lots of fun for kids of all ages because they make wonderful projects that require very little supervision.
What you'll need:
- 1 sheet light blue construction paper
- Construction paper: black, white, orange, and red
- Glue stick
- Black marker
How to make it:
- Place pattern on top of the light blue construction paper and trace it with a pen. This will create an indent in the blue paper. (See image.)
- Add a simple line behind the penguin's body, just a few inches above the penguin's foot. This is the land. (See image.)
- Tear white and black construction paper into strips, and then tear the strips into squares. (See image.)
- Remove pattern. Apply glue with glue stick to small areas of the blue paper, using the indentations as a guide. (See image.) Start with the "land" area first, pressing white paper scraps in place.
- Still working in small areas (so that your glue doesn't dry before you get to it) press on all the black paper areas. Finish with the white area in the center of the penguin. (See image.)
- Tear or cut out a triangle beak from the orange paper and glue on to the face. Use black marker to add two eyes and eyebrows. Tear or cut out a bow tie from red paper and glue in place under the beak.
- To make this penguin a girl, instead of a red bow tie, use pink paper to make a smaller bow and glue to the top of the penguin's head.
- If you like, you can use wiggle eyes instead of marker.
- Construction paper is inexpensive and provides hours of fun!