Download our free printable build a penguin template and make a super cute paper penguin that’s perfect for Christmas or winter crafts with your child.
I love this cute penguin design and this PDF template is perfect for when you need an easy craft to make with your child in a hurry – all you need to do is print it out and grab the scissors, glue and markers.
As you can print as many copies as you like it’s also great for classroom use as each child can make their own penguin and you could end up with a whole colony to decorate your bulletin board!
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Build a Penguin Template
I love sharing free printables to help you have fun at home with your kids and this sweet penguin cut and paste craft is no different!
Adapted from our original penguin outline this craft is perfect for helping build on your child’s scissor skills and is fun if you’re looking at Christmas, winter or even zoos as a topic. Or just because you like penguins (not going to lie, they’re absolutely one of my favourite animals.)
Penguin Craft Supplies
- Build a penguin PDF
- White cardstock
- Glue or double sided tape
- Coloring materials – markers, crayons or coloring pencils
Cut and Paste Penguin Craft
Start by printing your penguin craft template out onto white paper or cardstock.
Normal printer paper is fine for this craft and is what I’ve used but if you want your finished craft to be a little more sturdy then opt for cardstock – this can be slightly harder to cut though.
Next grab your coloring materials and color in all the different parts of your penguin, making sure that you leave the penguin’s belly white.
You’ll want to create an orange beak and flippers but obviously how you color your scarf and hat is up to you.
You’ll only need to color one hat in so choose the Santa hat if you’re making this in December or the bobble hat if you are making this as a winter craft – although obviously if your penguin want’s to wear a Santa hat in February then that’s fine!
Cut out all of the separate parts of your penguin.
Grab your glue, a glue stick or school glue is fine or you can also use double sided tape, and stick your penguin’s belly onto their main body.
Glue on their hat and scarf and then turn your penguin over and glue their feet onto the back of their body so that they peek out at the bottom.
Your paper penguin craft is now finished and ready to display!
Penguin Books For Kids
With the weather feeling colder and colder outside it’s the perfect time to settle down and share a story together after making your craft.
These penguin books are all perfect for kids and would be great for sharing alongside this activity.
- Be Brave Little Penguin by Giles Andreae
- Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
- Mr Poppers Penguins by Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater
More Penguin Crafts for Kids
We’ve shared lots of cute penguin crafts because they’re so much fun to make!
the bubble wrap painting is perfect for preschoolers and toddlers but I’ve also shared some ways that you can adapt this craft so that you can ensure that it’s suitable for your child’s age and abilities.
I’ve made this cupcake liner penguin as a card but you could adapt it by cutting round the outside and gluing on a craft stick to make a puppet or gluing it onto a paper bag rather than cardboard to make a paper bag puppet.
Make a paper plate penguin craft with a difference by trying out this craft which uses craft sticks to means that your penguins can move and dance about!
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