Antarctic-Theme Potato Print Penguin Craft

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This week we made penguins as Jan 20th marks Penguin Awareness day .. Also, I am still not out of my winter theme. Yes! I should wake up and announce the Jan theme soon. My sincerest apologies to all the people who sent me their entries via email. I will upload them all and choose a winner .. I hope you all do stay with me.
Coming back to the Artic Antarctic Theme craft from this week’s class,


Potato Print Penguin Craft

Here’s what you’ll need –

  1. A4 sheet – white
  2. Blue water colour,
  3. White, black & orange acrylic colour.
  4. Potato cut in half
  5. Cotton
  6. Punched white paper (snowflakes)
  7. Paper plate cut in half
  8. Black marker
  9. Glue
  10. Sponge & brush

To make –

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  1. Paint the white sheet blue using a sponge
  2. While that dries, draw wall like designs on the paper plates. The 4 year olds could not figure out the wall effect and drew boxes
  3. Stick onto page using glue.
  4. In the space around it, use one half of a potato and print a black oval.Let that dry completely.
  5. Using a scrunched up paper add snow effect by randomly printing over the page.. I told the kids to add snow mostly below the penguins feet.. but the kids loved it and printed all over.
  6. cut the other half of the potato into a smaller oval and printed the white stomach of the penguin.
  7. Use a brush and orange colour to colour in the feet and beak.
  8. Stick on some cotton & paper circle snowflakes.
  9. Using the back of a pencil, stamp the eyes.

Here are the happy faces.

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  1. Hi! I love this SOOO much! My son will have fun making this picture. Thanks for the inspiration! Also I don’t know if maybe it is just me- my computer or server?- but I clicked on the Pinterest button at the bottom of your post and a pinterest pop up page came up but it didn’t show any images, and wouldn’t ultimately pin. I also have a pin it button in my toolbar which I then clicked and used and was able to pin successfully. I just wanted to let you know in case it was the matter that your pin button isn’t working! Thanks again for your ideas…love your blog!

  2. OMG this is sooo sweet!! You really come up with the most interesting ideas. Must try with my four year old when my 1.5 year old is not around. She would destroy everything!! Happy to be your newest follower and looking forward to all your amazing craft ideas for kids!
    Crafting Till The Crack of Dawn

  3. @swaram – Thank you 🙂
    @Carolyn – thanks for the tip off & the lovely comment. The pin it buttons are still not working 🙁 I’m trying to get them fixed.
    @sunehra – thanks for dropping by and for the encouraging words. It must be tough crafting with a baby around. I only started when Lil P turned 3

  4. nice creation….I also did same potato stamping with my 2.5 year old few days back…it was lots of fun and more lots of mess all around… 🙂