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How To Make A Paper Penguin Craft For Kids From Scratch

Come on, let’s make an adorable penguin craft for kids! 

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Whether you have little ones in preschool, kindergarten or elementary this penguin craft will be fun for them to make.

Penguins are fascinating creatures.  They are adorable to look at with their little tuxedo outfits.  If you have a kid who loves animals this is a great craft to do while reading books about penguins. 

penguin craft

This would also go right along with an arctic animal study if you are homeschooling as well.  We also have a walrus craft to add if you would like.

We like to add some fun to your craft time with some interesting penguin facts, funny penguin jokes and at the end find you free gift just from us to you.


Penguin Facts

Each penguin egg’s father balances it on his feet and covers it with his brood pouch, a very warm layer of feathered skin designed to keep the egg cozy. There the males stand, for about 65 days, through icy temperatures, cruel winds, and blinding storms.

As the young penguins grow, adults leave them in groups of chicks called crèches while they leave to fish. 

There is a reason that the eggs are hatched in early spring. By December, when the Antarctic weather has warmed somewhat, the ice the penguins occupy begins to break up, bringing open waters closer to the nesting sites. Now the chicks are old enough to take to the seas and fish for their own food.

If you want to find more fun facts check out National Geographic.

Creation Options For Your Penguin

We have a couple of options for you to choose from based on your crafty skills.

The step-by-step instructions below will guide you through the process of making this adorable penguin craft for kids from scratch with just some paper and scissors. 

But if you don’t have that kind of time or you want the easy button I have got a template just for you.

Penguin craft template

This Penguin Craft Template includes…

  • Black and white template just Print, Color, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • Template (Already Colored) just Print, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • A Coloring sheet
  • 8.5 by 11 colorful craft poster

Penguin Supplies Needed

craft supplies paper, scissors and glue
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Paper
    • Black
    • White
    • Orange
  • Template (Optional)

How To Make Your Penguin Craft For Kids

penguin instructions

Step 1


  • Cut out a black oval
  • Cut out a smaller white oval (Inner body)
  • Glue the white inner body to the black body

Step 2

Feet and Hair

  • Cut out 2 orange ovals (Feet)
  • Cut out 3 small black ovals (hairs)
  • Glue the feet to the body
  • Glue the three black hairs to top of the body
penguin construction paper

Step 3


  • Cut out 2 white circles (Outer eyes)
  • Cut out 2 smaller black circles (Inner eyes)
  • Cut out an orange triangle (beak)
  • Glue the white outer eye to the body
  • Glue the black inner eyes to the white outer eyes
  • Glue the orange triangle to the body

Step 4


  • Cut out 1 black crescent
  • Cut the black crescent in half
  • Glue to the body

Add Your Own Touch

If you’re looking to add something extra to your craft, you can easily make that happen. 

One option would be to try making the penguin using different types of paper, such as cardstock, felt, foam, and cardboard. Basically, if you have it, use it and see how it turns out.

And / Or you can add extra things to your penguin like glitter, googly eyes, sequence, stickers, string, or fun tape. 

Penguin Jokes

  • What did the penguin say after he went shopping?          
    • Put it on my bill
  • Where does a penguin keep its money?
    • In a snow bank
  • What do you call a cold penguin? 
    • A Brrr-d

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