Missing the Two Oceans Aquarium's adorable rockhopper penguins? Here's a craft that you and your little ones can complete together to make a rockhopper penguin of your very own!

Things you'll need:

  • Black felt-tip marker
  • Pencil
  • Black paint
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors (with a grown-up to help)
  • Toilet roll
  • Coloured paper - black, white, pink, orange and yellow
  • Cotton wool

What to do:

  1. Start by painting the toilet roll black. Careful not to make a mess!
  2. Draw a circle on your yellow paper. Use something like a plate to help guide you - but it's okay if you aren't super neat.
  3. Fold your circle in half and cut it out.
  4. Cut two "pizza slice" wedges out of your circle.
  5. Then cut some tabs into the wedges - this is going to be your penguin's amazing hairstyle!
  6. Cut two circles out of a piece of white paper. Use something small, like an R1 coin to guide you.
  7. Draw eyes onto the circles - be creative!
  8. Glue the eyes onto your toilet roll (make sure the black paint is dry)!
  9. Glue the yellow wedges into the top of the toilet roll - give those crests a bend or two to add some character to your penguin.
  10. Cut a wedge out of a small piece of yellow paper. This should be a diamond shape if you unfold it.
  11. Glue this orange "beak" onto your toilet roll, under the eyes.
  12. Cut a white "tummy" our of some spare paper.
  13. Glue the tummy onto your toilet roll penguin. Almost done!
  14. Draw a foot onto a piece of pink paper - fold it in half so that you can cut out two.
  15. Cut out the feet and glue them to the bottom of your penguin. Remember to fold them forward to help your rockhopper stand up.
  16. Use your cotton wool to add some fluff to your new friend!
  17. And finally, cut out two flippers from black paper and glue them onto your penguin

Your little one's new friend is done! Be creative and try to create the whole penguin family!


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