Penguin Project

Difficulty: Moderate

Craft and mold one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most interesting animals.

Products Used:

Other Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Mixing Bowl of Water
  • Tape
  • Black and White Acrylic Paint
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Styrofoam Ball
  • Empty, Plastic Soda Bottle

Lesson Plan Ideas

Lesson Plan Ideas: Teach your students about the habitats and mannerisms of penguins. Where do they live? What do they eat? Why do they look like they are wearing a tuxedo? Did you know there are 17 different species of penguins?

Project Steps:

  1. Step 1:

    Shape It: Place the styrofoam ball at the top of the bottle and tape it. Cut two wings out of cardboard and tape onto the bottle. Cut a beak out of card board and tape it to the styrofoam ball.

  2. Step 2:

    Plast’r Craft® It: Follow the directions on the box and start layering the Plast’r Craft on the bottle to the thickness that you want it to be. Layer extra Plast’r Craft® for the stomach so it looks larger and don’t forget its tail. Let Dry.

  3. Step 3:

    Color It: With black and white paint, paint the penguin’s tuxedo.

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