My daughter loves all kind of fine motor skills activities. She also likes to create things from paper. A few months ago, we went to Boston and visited New England Aquarium. They had a really impressive penguin colony and we spent a lot of time there admiring these little creatures. By the way, do you know why penguins are black and white? It is their camouflage: when the penguin is in the water, any predator above him will see its black side (so hard to spot) and any predator below will see the white side (also hard to spot against the sky and ice). Pretty clever, right?
My daughter loved all the penguins so much that she kept asking me how to make a paper penguin, as she wanted to have one at home. When I found these ready to use origami paper sheets, I thought they would be great for her. I was right, even though her penguin was not so perfect, she loved it a lot!
What you need
- 1 piece of paper
- scissors and colored pencils (optional)
How to make it
Simple origami for kids – how to make a paper penguin