Thursday, March 15, 2012

Potato Print Penguins

We made these penguin prints last week in preschool, and they were a big hit. They involve everything kids seem to like: glue, paint, and googly eyes! To make some penguins with your kids, you need:

construction paper
two large potatoes
black and white paint (we used acrylic craft paint)
salt in a shaker
orange construction paper
googly eyes

Cut one potato in half lengthwise. This will be the body. Cut the other potato in half horizontally. This will be the belly. Brush the large potato stamp with black paint, and stamp as many penguins as you like. While the paint is drying a little, brush glue underneath the penguins and sprinkle with salt for snow. Brush smaller stamp with white paint, and stamp bellies (black paint does not need to be completely dry). To finish, cut beaks and feet from orange construction paper and glue on. Add googly eyes, and voila! You've got yourself a whole herd of happy penguins!

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