Penguin Crafts this Fall

Post written by Colleen Sypien

Our Fall Fundraiser is a great way to kick off the Girl Scout year, and this year we get to do so with our Emperor Penguin mascot, Pearl! In honor of Pearl the penguin, we have two fun crafts for you to make at home to get excited about Fall Fundraiser.

Milk Jug Igloo

Our first craft will be a home for our penguin friends. For this craft you will need the following items:

  • A milk jug or water jug that has been washed and dried
  • Cotton balls
  • A toilet paper tube
  • Scissors
  • School glue (or hot glue with adult help)

The first step for this project is to take your milk jug and scissors, and cut the jug in half, just below the handle. You may need an adult’s help, as the edge of the milk jug once cut can be a little sharp.

Once your jug is cut in half, use your scissors to cut a little doorway. Your toilet paper tube will fit into this space, so you can use that to measure how big your door should be.

Next, you can slide the toilet paper tube into the doorway you cut. Leave about half of the tube sticking out from the jug. Using your glue, put a line of glue where the doorway and the tube connect, so that it stays in place. Let that dry before moving on.

Once your glue is dry and the tube is stuck in the doorway, it is now time to start adding our snow! Using your glue, you can either put a drop of glue onto each cotton ball as you go, or put a line of glue onto the milk jug, sticking the cotton balls on before doing another line. The goal is to cover the entire igloo in cotton balls, even the tube for the doorway!

Once you have all of your cotton balls glued on, let your igloo sit for a few hours to make sure the glue is completely dry before moving your project. While it drying, you could find other materials around your house to recycle and create penguin friends to live in your igloo!

Penguin Bookmark

This project is a great way to keep a penguin friend with you all the time! You will need the following materials:

  • Scissors
  • Orange and white paper
  • Black paper, cut into a 6” by 6” square
  • School glue
  • Markers/colored pencils

For this project we will be folding our black paper, similarly to origami. Please watch the video for instructions on how to fold your paper.

Once the glue on your penguin is dry, you are all set to use it to mark the pages of whatever you are currently reading! Don’t forget that Fall Fundraiser begins on September 23rd. To participate talk with your Troop Leader on how to get started!

Colleen Sypien is GSHPA’s newest program coordinator

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