Penguin Pal with Iceberg Cookies

Use geometric shapes to recycle a toilet paper roll into a penguin pal!

Craft by Laura Blankenbaker

What You Need:

  • empty toilet paper roll
  • black, orange, and white construction paper
  • googly eyes
  • scissors and glue

What You Do:

  1. Measure and cut the following shapes:
    -1 black rectangle (9″ x 4 1/2″) for body
    -1 white oval (4 1/2″ x 3″) for tummy
    -1 black circle (2″ diameter) for head
    -2 black triangles (3″ long) for wings
    -2 orange triangles (2″ long) for feet
    -1 black diamond (2″ long) for bill
    -1 orange diamond (1 1/2″ long) for mouth
  2. Glue the rectangle around the toilet paper roll. Then glue on tummy, wings, and feet.
  3. Glue the head onto the top of the roll.
  4. Glue the orange diamond on top of the black diamond. Glue onto the front of the head.
  5. Glue on googly eyes and any other decorations you’d like.

NOTE: Tap here to find patterns for the shapes.



What You Need: 

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • parchment paper

What You Do:

  1. Beat egg whites, salt, cream of tartar, and vanilla to form soft peaks.
  2. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Scrape sides of bowl frequently.
  3. Place the parchment paper on a baking sheet. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture on the paper.
  4. Bake in 250 degree oven for 25 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

Makes about 18 cookies.