Check out these 15 Adorable Penguin Crafts for Kids to celebrate Penguin Awareness Day!
Penguins are fun, playful, and fascinating little animals that children just love! It’s no surprise that movies like Happy Feet turn out to be so popular. Penguins also generate lots of kiddie crowds at zoos and aquariums, and they have attracted even more attention following the 2005 documentary, March of the Penguins.
Penguins are mostly found in the Antarctic regions of the world, but did you know that you can find penguins in Africa too? It’s true! There are many great resources out there to learn about these fascinating animals. A great way to learn is by doing, so let’s get on with some really fun crafts that you can do with your kids to spark their interest in these cute little guys. Winter is the perfect time to teach your kids all about penguins, but it’s also Penguin Awareness Day on January 20, so this is the perfect opportunity!
15 Adorable Penguin Crafts for Kids
This adorable felt penguin craft is a great project for sewing beginners, as they get to practice their cutting & sewing skills, and get a penguin too!
Perfect for telling the story of Noah, having some playtime, or as a classroom craft session. These penguin paper bag puppets are easy and affordable to make.
Once they’re all done, have the kids put on a puppet show about the things they’ve learned about penguins! This is a super fun educational activity and can even help to encourage good public speaking.
3. Antarctic Themed Potato Print Penguin Craft
Get the creative juices of your kids flowing with this engaging and Antarctica-themed activity. This potato print penguin also makes for a perfect craft for show and tell in classrooms.
This Paper Plate Penguin Craft for Kids is sure to delight your little one as you play with the penguin! Easy to make, with just basic craft supplies!
Sure, it’s great to teach your little one about the virtues of recycling, but why not turn a dry lesson into an adorable recycled craft? Your child can use an old water bottle and a few other household materials to make her own eco-friendly pal, as shown in homeschool preschool.
A fun mix and match 2D shape penguin craft for kids to make this winter. Craft with circles, squares, rectangles, ovals, triangles, hexagons, and trapezoids.
Need company while you read? This DIY Paper Penguin Bookmark gives you a cute little friend who’ll hold your place – while smiling all the time!
8. Penguin Salt Dough Footprint Keepsake
You won’t find a cuter keepsake than this fun Penguin Footprint. Adding the felt scarf and hat really increases the adorable factor! Turn them into ornaments or glue them into a box frame to display in your home.
Penguins live in the Southern hemisphere, but you can bring them to your home! Here is an easy Origami Penguin Craft, with a step by step tutorial to help.
Got some leftover popsicle sticks from all those wintertime treats? Put them to good use with these popsicle stick penguins!
These cuties even have their own earmuffs to keep them warm. Assembling the penguins themselves is super easy, perfect for doing with the kids.
11. Penguin Stones
This adorable family of Penguin Painted Rocks is one of our favorite winters painted rock ideas and an easy kids’ craft for all ages! They make a uniquely cute Christmas-painted rock set too! via – SoccerMomBlog
12. Handprint Penguin from The Best Ideas for Kids
This handprint penguin is such a cute and fun winter craft! And we love that our handprint crafts double as keepsakes that you can gift or keep yourself!
Penguins should probably be the poster-birds for the day of love! Well, we certainly think so, which is why we have today for you, a cute little Valentine’s Clay Penguin photo holder craft. Quick, easy, and super cute!
14. Egg Carton Penguins – via Patchwork Parent
These egg carton penguins are such a fun winter craft to make with the kids! And don’t they look adorable?! What a great activity for a snow day!
15. Paper Circle Penguin Craft – via OurKidThings
Made from mostly circles, these Paper Circle Penguin Crafts are so fun, cute, and a great way to continue learning about shapes!
Apart from Crafts, check out these links for simple Penguin related Literacy activities for your little one:
- Penguin Name Recognition
- Penguin ABC Dot to Dot
- Itsy Bitsy Penguin Book
- Christmas Penguin Lacing Card
- Tacky the Penguin Story Time
We’re pretty sure you can’t wait to make some cute little penguins of your own. Most of these penguin crafts for kids will require things that you probably have already, so roll up your sleeves and dive right in!
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