How To Make A Penguin With A Rock Step-by-Step

I can’t wait to share a great way to make little penguins with things you probably already have at hand! Let’s make a penguin craft with a rock and some paint. It’s such a fun craft that kids of all ages can do.

This is the perfect craft for the winter months when the kids cannot go outside because it’s too cold, or maybe you just finished watching Happy Feet and are looking for simple penguin crafts for little kids.

Image show a rock penguin craft finished on top of a purple background and with winter decorations. - Kids Activities Blog
Who knew you could turn a rock into a penguin?!

Fun Rock Penguin Craft

A DIY penguin craft is a perfect addition to your winter crafts. Adorable penguin crafts that can be made with rocks are just so much fun! Young children can follow the instructions to make it with their own little hands while practicing their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Older kids can enjoy this fun activity by making their own penguin family.

It’s a great way to pass the time when you don’t know how to keep the kids busy after school and have kids of different ages around. Let’s get started!

Supplies needed to make a rock penguin craft: black, white, and orange acrylic paint, a rock and a brush.
Gather your supplies!

List of supplies

  • A rock
  • Black, orange and white acrylic paints
  • Paint brush

Instructions to make a penguin rock craft

Rock painted as a penguin, step 1. - Kids Activities Blog
Draw the penguin’s face and body!

Step 1

Choose the part of the rock that will be the front of your penguin, and using the paintbrush, paint the white first. You can draw a heart shape on top of the penguin’s head. 

Rock painted as a penguin, letting the second layer dry step 2. - Kids Activities Blog
Now let the paint dry!

Step 2

Let it dry, and then paint a second coat if you can still see through the white paint. After that, add the black paint.

Rock painted as a penguin, step 3, orange acrylic paint next to it. - Kids Activities Blog
Add the little beak and feet!

Step 3

Paint the beak and the feet using the orange paint and let it dry again!

Rock painted as a penguin, step 4, added details. Paintbrush next to it.- Kids Activities Blog
It’s time to add fun details!

Step 5

Using a finer paintbrush or a toothpick, draw on the eyes and the wing outlines.

Image show a finished  rock penguin craft with winter decorations
What a cute penguin craft!

Finished Rock Penguin Craft

And your penguin craft is all done! Wasn’t it easy peasy?

Best Ideas For Your Penguin Craft

  • If you can’t find a smooth rock and can only find funny rocks, you can use these rocks and pretend the penguin is doing funny things! It’s time to put our imagination and creativity to good use.
  • You can use a black marker to draw the eyes and wings!
  • Want a fun way to customize your cute penguin craft? Add googly eyes and glue white pom poms to the white part of the penguin to give it some texture.
  • Grab your great craft bag and add any detail you can think of: glue on pipe cleaners using a hot glue gun, add cotton balls, glitter — make this simple project a crazy one!
  • Add some white yarn around it to play pretend you have penguin pets and take them for a walk.
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Make A Penguin Craft With A Rock

Image show a finished rock penguin craft with winter decorations

Get a rock, some acrylic paint, and a paintbrush and make a penguin craft!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost under $10

Materials

  • A rock
  • Black, orange and white acrylic paints
  • Paint brush

Instructions

  1. Choose the part of the rock that will be the front of your penguin, and using the paintbrush, paint the white first. You can draw a heart shape on top of the penguin's head. 
  2. Let it dry, and then paint a second coat if you can still see through the white paint. After that, paint the black parts.
  3. Paint the beak and the feet using the orange paint and let it dry again!
  4. Using a finer paintbrush or a toothpick, you can draw on the eyes and the wing outlines.

Notes

If you can't find a smooth rock and can only find funny rocks, you can use these rocks and pretend the penguin is doing funny things!

You can use a black marker to draw the eyes and wings!

Want a fun way to customize your cute penguin craft? Add googly eyes and glue white pom poms to the white part of the penguin to give it some texture.

Grab your big, great craft bag and add any detail you can think of: glue on pipe cleaners using a hot glue gun, add cotton balls, glitter -- make this simple project a totally crazy one!

Add some white yarn around it to play pretend you have penguin pets.

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