I think this movable penguin paper plate craft might one of my most favourite things I’ve ever shared on here? It’s super cute and it makes a lovely winter craft for kids too. I’ve shared some penguin crafts for kids before – I still kinda love this upcycled penguin lantern, but this craft is great for using as a puppet too – meaning that you get to play with it once the making fun is over.
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Movable Penguin Paper Plate Craft
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Lets make it:
Start by painting a paper plate leaving the bottom half of the plate white for the snow and painting the top half blue for your sky. You could add some clouds if you liked.
Next stick your snowflake stickers on, mine are from Lidl but these ones look pretty similar. If you don’t have any stickers then you could try drawing them on with a white pen instead – I find chalk markers normally work best for this as they’re good for painting over other colours.
Using your scissors then cut a line along the middle of your paper plate, this shouldn’t reach either endand you’ll need to put some playdough under your plate as you push the scissors through.
Draw a penguin on white card using some felt tip pens. Cut the penguin out using scissors and then stick a craft stick onto the back using selotape. I was originally only going to use one penguin but I couldn’t decide which one I preferred – we watched Happy Feet last week so this little craft is good if you’d like to make a little Mumble and Gloria!
All that’s left to do is thread the craft sticks on your penguins through the gap in the paper plate and they are ready to dance and play.
Winter Books For Kids
When it’s cold outside I’m more than happy to take the excuse to stay indoors and snuggle up with my kids to share a book together and these winter themed ones all look great.
- The Mitten by Jan Brett
- Animals in Winter (Let’s Read and Find Out Science) by Henrietta Bancroft
- The Little Snowplow by Lora Koehler
More Winter Crafts for Kids
We’ve also got loads more paper plate winter crafts for kids here – why not try out this snowflake paper plate twirler that’s great for practising scissor skills?
Or these paper plate polar bears are easy enough for younger kids to make too.
Finally these paper plate snowflakes make great decorations and they’re good fun to decorate too.