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Penguin Cup Cozy

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A cute craft and a science lesson all-in-one, this fuzzy penguin can help keep your kiddos hot cocoa warm!
A cute craft and a science lesson all in one, this fuzzy penguin can help keep your kiddos hot cocoa warm all winter long!
What You’ll Need
  • Scissors

  • Black tube socks*

  • White and orange felt

  • Black marker

  • Tacky glue

  • Paper

  • Crayons

What to Do

*Prep this for your child by removing the foot portion of the tube sock before beginning crafting

1. Pull the tube portion of the sock over a cup.

2. Cut a piece of white felt to make a face. Use a black marker to add eyes. Cut a small orange felt triangle for a beak. Glue the triangle to the penguin’s face.

3. Glue the face to the sock.

4. Make a card to put inside the cup and give as a gift!

Extend the Fun

Younger kids: Encourage your child to personalize his penguin; start by cutting out a strip of colorful felt to use as a scarf. Discuss with your child what she already knows about birds. They fly, right?  Explain how penguins are different because they are flightless and have flippers to help them swim.

Older kids: Head to the kitchen and whip up a cup of hot cocoa and cinnamon cream with your child, then he can use his new cozy to keep his beverage warm! Explain to your child that, just like humans, penguins are warm-blooded and have adapted to stay warm in cool regions. The cup cozy keeps the hot cocoa warm, much like how penguins have blubber in a layer under their skin to keep them warm. 

A playdate heads south when your five-year-old and another child have a minor disagreement. The dispute gets heated. You:

Parents Talk Back
A playdate heads south when your five-year-old and another child have a minor disagreement. The dispute gets heated. You:
Let the kids work it out. (They’ll have to learn that skill eventually.)
27% (13 votes)
Step in to ease tension and help solve the problem.
67% (32 votes)
Chirp, “It’s snack time!”
4% (2 votes)
Vow to never invite that child for another playdate.
0% (0 votes)
End the playdate early.
2% (1 vote)
Total votes: 48