Free Penguin Craft Template To Make A Paper Bag Penguin Puppet

If you are looking for adorable penguin crafts, here’s a fun craft for you! We have a free template penguin to make a paper bag penguin puppet, great for younger children and older kids alike.

This is a fun activity for your winter unit lesson plans or a simple penguin activity after watching Happy Feet! Download your free penguin template and grab your craft supplies.

Paper bag penguin craft made with free template. Finished craft. Idea from Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make a cute penguin puppet craft!

Printable Penguin Craft For Kids of All Ages

Sometimes you just need a quick activity for the winter months that doesn’t require much prep, and kids can do it almost entirely on their own. That’s what makes this cute penguin craft the perfect craft for those days when you need to fill time between lessons and have penguin lovers in the classroom.

The best part is that you only need paper bags, construction paper, and the free printable penguin template to make these paper penguin crafts. As we mentioned, this penguin is an awesome activity for little kids in preschool all the way to primary school. They’ll be able to work on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they do it.

Let’s see what supplies we need to make adorable little penguins and then follow the detailed instructions.

Supplies needed to make a paper penguing craft: paper bag, construction paper in black and orange, scissors, glue, and the template. - Kids Activities Blog
Gather your supplies!

List of supplies

  • Free printable template – printed (link below)
  • 2 black construction papers
  • Orange construction paper
  • Paper bag
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions To Make A Paper Bag Penguin Craft

Step 1 to make a paper penguin craft - template cut into pieces and placed on top of the construction paper. - Kids Activities Blog
The first step is printing and cutting out the template!

Step 1

Print and cut out the template pieces and place them accordingly on the construction paper, trace them with a pencil, and then cut following the guidelines.

Step 2 to make a penguin craft - cut a part of the black construction paper following the size of the brown paper bag. - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make the penguin’s body.

Step 2

Use the paper bag as a template to cut out a rectangle big enough to glue on the bag, as shown in the photo.

Black construction paper placed and glued on top of brown paper bag to make a penguin craft. Stick glue is next to the craft. - Kids Activities Blog
Note: Glue the black construction paper onto the paper bag’s “flap”.

Step 3

Cut it out, and glue the black construction paper onto the bag.

Step 4 to make a penguin craft using a paper bag and construction paper. Glue the penguin's tummy on the black paper. - Kids Activities Blog
Your craft is now starting to look like a penguin!

Step 4

Put the white tummy piece on top and glue it, making sure the top edge meets the edge of the paper bag.

Step 5 to make a penguin craft - cut out the remaining parts of the template. - kids Activities blog
Cut out the other parts of the template.

Step 5

Cut out the other pieces from the construction paper. The head should be black, and for the face, you can use the one directly from the template. Add the beak, eyes, and feet!

Step 6 to make a penguin craft - assemble and glue all the parts to the paper bag. - Kids Activities Blog
It’s time to assemble our craft!

Step 6

Assemble and glue the penguin, but leave the wings for last because there are many ways to glue them.

Penguin craft assembled and glued with the wings being in different positions. - Kids Activities Blog
What’s your favorite way to place the wings?
Penguin craft assembled and glued with the wings being in different positions. - Kids Activities Blog
Try this idea!
Penguin craft assembled and glued with the wings being in different positions. - Kids Activities Blog
Or this one!

Step 7

The wings are special because there are many ways to place them. Here are some ideas on how you can customize them. Try different wing positions until you find the one you like the best, and then glue them on. Yay! 

Paper bag penguin craft made with free template. Finished craft. Idea from Kids Activities Blog
And it’s all done!

Step 8

Your paper penguin craft is all done!

Download Penguin Template PDF Files

Best Ideas For This Easy Penguin Craft

  • There are different ways to make this fun paper craft more colorful: you can pick your own colors for extra details, like glitter,
  • Download our fun facts about penguins (completely free) to complement the learning.
  • Make a cute penguin family, including daddy and mommy penguins.
  • Use googly eyes for a silly but cute penguin!
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How To Make A Paper Bag Penguin Puppet - Free Template

Paper bag penguin craft made with free template. Finished craft. Idea from Kids Activities Blog

Use our free template to make a paper bag penguin puppet craft!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Free printable template - printed
  • 2 black construction papers
  • Orange construction paper
  • Paper bag
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions

  1. Print and cut out the template pieces and place them accordingly on the construction paper, trace them with a pencil, and then cut following the guidelines.
  2. Use the paper bag as a template to cut out a rectangle big enough to glue on the bag, as shown in the photo.
  3. Cut it out, and glue the black construction paper on the paper bag.
  4. Put the white tummy piece on top and glue it, making sure the top edge meets the edge of the paper bag.
  5. Cut out the other pieces from the construction paper. The head should be black, and for the face, you can use the one directly from the template. Add the beak, eyes, and feet!
  6. The wings are special because there are many ways to place them. Here are some ideas on how you can customize them. Try different wing positions until you find the one you like the best, and then glue them on. Yay! 
  7. Your paper penguin craft is all done!

Notes

  • There are different ways to make this fun paper craft more colorful: you can pick your own colors for extra details, like glitter,
  • Download our fun facts about penguins (completely free) to complement the learning.
  • Make a cute penguin family, including daddy and mommy penguins.
  • Use googly eyes for a silly but cute penguin!

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