Did you know that there are lots of animals living in the Antarctic and in the oceans around the continent? 

Find out more about Antarctica

Discover and create three of these very special animals using materials from around your home.

Co-commissioned with the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust as part of its cultural programme Antarctica In Sight.


You will need

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Empty cereal box


Felt-tips, or something else to colour in with


Toilet roll tube



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Part 1: Make a penguin!

Step 1

Make a soft fold in a loo roll and snip upwards to make a beak.

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Step 2

Make two longer snips on either side to make the wings

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Step 3

Colour in your penguin - This one has yellow and orange markings as well as the usual black and white because it is an Emperor Penguin.

Discover what other penguin species look like

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Part 2: Make an albatross

Step 1

Make a beak snip like the penguin but the other way around.

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Step 2

Fold a piece of card in half and draw on this shape - it is a bit like a crescent moon with a flat edge.

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Step 3

Cut out the shape and glue the curved ends together with a glue stick to make a beak. Next slot the beak into the upside down V you cut earlier. 

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Step 4

Draw this shape onto your cereal box and cut it out to make your wings. 

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Step 5

Make two cuts down either side of the loo roll and slot in the wings.

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Step 6

Colour in your albatross and imagine it flying!

Discover some real albatrosses

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Part 3: Create an orca

Step 1

Draw these shapes on to some card and cut them out to create a tail and fins. 

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Step 2

Colour your tail and fins in black.

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Step 3

Carefully cut lines into your loo roll to slot your cardboard pieces into. 

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Step 4

Draw on your orca markings and colour in the distinct pattern. 

Find inspiration for your orca.