Follow the simple tutorial to make this Popsicle Stick Penguin Puzzle. It’s a frugal craft for kids to kick off winter or learn about the letter P.
I remember making puzzles when I was a kid and challenging my brother to put them together. They were pretty crude, but somehow he managed to put them together most of the time. I hadn’t even thought about using a simple medium such as popsicle sticks to make my puzzles then, but they are super easy to do and you can make them in any theme.
This Popsicle Stick Penguin Puzzle Craft is fun to make and is a challenge to put back together. Since it doesn’t require anything more than some markers, popsicles sticks, and time, it is also a frugal craft to do with kids as well.
If you are doing a study on the alphabet and have reached letter ‘P’, these penguin puzzles would be a good activity. For older kids, they might enjoy making several of them in more elaborate drawings to up the challenge factor. Doing an arctic unit study? This Popsicle Stick Penguin Puzzle would be a great activity to pair with those, too!
Popsicle Stick Penguin Puzzle Craft Tutorial
- 12 popsicle sticks
- masking tape
1. Carefully lay 12 popsicle sticks together. Apply masking tape as shown and press firmly to adhere. Only use masking tape for this step. It will come off without leaving a mess at the end so you can scramble the puzzle.
2. Flip over the popsicle sticks so the tape is now on the back. Use your pencil to draw a penguin. Color the penguin in with markers. Add snowflakes if desired.
3. When finished, mix up the popsicle sticks and try piecing the puzzle back together. For an extra challenge, do an image on the other side as well.
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Thanks to Kari of Craft Create Cook for sharing her tutorial and pictures with us.