For the past week, we have been assisting our daughter in creating her first 3D Penguin. It’s a school project she’s been looking forward to and she had so much fun researching and working on it.
- School Glue
- Tissue Paper
- Craft Foam Balls
- Craft Pom-poms
- Electrical Wire Cap
- Screw and Screwdriver
- Juice Barrel
Step by Steps (for this project):
- Get the screw and screwdriver and insert it through the back of the foam ball until it comes out the front half ways. Now, get the electrical wire cap and screw it on.
- Apply school glue around the bottle neck of the juice barrel and sit the foam ball.
- Generously apply school glue at the base of the juice barrel neck and around the foam ball.
- Cut out strips of tissue paper and lay them from the base of the juice barrel neck to the top of the foam ball. This will help secure the foam ball to the barrel and give you a paper surface to glue the craft pom-poms to.
- Generously apply glue to the rest of the juice barrel and cover with more tissue paper. Let dry.
- Cut out flippers and legs out of cardboard. Use strips of tissue paper to attach the flippers to the sides of the juice barrel.
- Draw the feet of the penguin and apply glue to the base of the juice barrel and secure the feet to it.
- Use a sharpie to color the electrical wire cap and draw its eyes/features.
- Using your scissors, cut each pom-pom in half, apply glue to the coverage area and secure it. Repeat until its all covered to your liking.
You can click here to view my son’s project from three years ago.