Penguin Craft (Free Template)

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Download the Free Penguin Craft Template and make this Winter craft for preschoolers. Find step-by-step instructions and Easy Crafts for kids on CraftingJeannie.com!

Penguin Craft for Kids by Crafting Jeannie

Check out this adorable paper penguin craft! It has so many options, you can make it plain, make it a penguin holding a heart or even a special winter craft by adding a Christmas tree! Let your children get creative with this fun Preschool Penguin Craft!

Make a Valentine Penguin Craft OR a Christmas Penguin Craft Too!!

Get the Free Penguin Craft Template below and enjoy this fun winter animal craft with your Kindergarteners, Preschoolers, and Toddlers.

Valentine Penguin Craft by Crafting Jeannie

Enjoy this Preschool Penguin Craft while reading these Fun Books:

Christmas Penguin Craft

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your winter craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Watch the Paper Penguin Craft Video for step-by-step instructions on how to make this easy craft for kids.

Did you know that no penguins live in the North Pole? Learn more about penguins on Wikipedia.com

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Penguin Craft Template

Download the Free Penguin Craft Template. These pages include everything you need to make this fun craft – including the heart and tree templates. In the next step, you will be stapling the templates to sheets of colored paper to cut out the shapes.

Penguin Craft Template by Crafting Jeannie
Get the free penguin craft template PDF.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Penguin Craft Shapes

Penguin Craft template for Crafting Jeannie
Print the Free Printable Penguin Template and staple the pieces to multiple sheets of paper before cutting.

Once you have the print outs, staple them to construction paper and cut out the shapes you need.

Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting. Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left. Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

Step 3: How to Assemble this Penguin Craft for Preschool

Preschool Penguin Craft by Crafting Jeannie

I recommend having a finished craft so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. First, glue the white part of the body onto the black penguin shape.
  2. Next, glue on the orange feet.
  3. Glue on the orange beak.
  4. Next, either glue on the included eyes OR draw on eyes with a marker.
  5. Optional: Glue on pink cheeks and a bow.
  6. Optional: Fold the arms in towards the penguins belly. Then, glue the heart or the tree to the hands.
  7. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
gluing the body on the paper penguin

Step 1: First, glue the white part of the body onto the black penguin shape.

gluing the feet onto the penguin craft

Step 2: Next, glue on the orange feet.

gluing the beak onto the preschool penguin craft

Step 3: Glue on the orange beak.

drawing eyes onto the paper penguin

Step 4: Next, either glue on the included eyes OR draw on eyes with a marker.

gluing a bow onto the preschool penguin craft

Step 5: Optional: Glue on pink cheeks and a bow.

folding the arms on the paper penguin
Optional: Fold each arm to the center of the penguin.
Preschool penguin craft holding a heart
Optional: Glue the hands of the penguin to the heart.

Step 6: Optional: Fold the arms in towards the penguin’s belly. Then, glue the heart or the tree to the hands. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.

And you’re finished with your Toddler Penguin Craft!

Penguin Craft for Kids by Crafting Jeannie

This is a great Winter craft for preschoolers or a craft to make just for fun. And, it’s a great craft for Preschoolers, Kindergarteners, Toddlers, Daycare, or just a fun craft at home idea.

More Winter Crafts for Kids

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Winter Crafts for Kids.

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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