Circle Penguin Craft

Do all 3 year olds love scissors?  My daughter uses them any chance she gets and I remember my son being the same way when he was that age.  It's been a while since we've done a craft, so it seemed like a good time to make something that involved lots of scissors practice.  The circles might have been too challenging though, so we finished this craft "together". (She supervised and let me know if the quality of my work fell below her stringent standards.)

To make a penguin like ours, you need 10 circles and one half circle:
I forgot to include the eyes in this picture, but I made them with a paper punch.

Our sort of finished penguin:
She prefers liquid glue to glue sticks. The more the better.

The inspiration for making a penguin came from the book A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis. Unlike the other penguins, Edna is looking for more than what life is currently offering her - white, black, and blue.  When she finds it, it inspires her to dream even bigger. 

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  1. I love the penguin and the book sounds good too, we love Penguin by Polly Dunbar here.

  2. The penguin is gorgeous!

  3. Very cute! My kids love penguins and Penguin Story is a favorite around here. Thanks for linking up at The Children's Bookshelf!

  4. I love it!! I will definitely have to do this with my daughter. She loves penguins and even has a penguin blanket that she covers up with at night! Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a cute penguin! I'd love for you to come share it at Mom's Library link-up!

  6. Love this! Penguins are my favorite. Pinned! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library.

  7. He is so cute! I love the shape work in the craft. I will be sharing this post on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page tomorrow.


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