Make a Cute Paper Penguin Craft + Free Template

Let’s make an adorable paper penguin craft with our free template! It’s a great winter craft that is so much fun and can be done in less than 20 minutes.

It’s a fun activity suitable for teachers because it can be done between classes, during your penguin unit, and for parents, it’s the perfect craft after watching Happy Feet.

Finished paper penguin craft using construction paper and free template from KAB.
Let’s make a super cute paper penguin!

Easy Penguin Craft With Paper

Here’s the deal: I love an easy craft. One that keeps children busy and doesn’t need me running to the craft store for strange items. That’s when this penguin paper craft comes in handy! Even more so if you have penguin lovers that can’t get enough cute penguin craft ideas. You’ll only need some construction paper, our free paper templates, and other simple supplies to put it together.

The best part: it’s only three steps!

This fun craft is great for kids of all ages but especially for young children who need help with their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Older kids will have a great time doing this fun project and adding their own details. In general, this simple project is recommended for preschool kids and older. If you have younger kids, we have more adorable penguin crafts at the end of the blog post!

Supplies to make a paper penguin craft: black construction paper
orange construction paper 
white construction paper 
colored paper
googly eyes 
glue stick
scissors
Gather your supplies!

Supplies To Make a Paper Simple Penguin Craft

  • black construction paper
  • orange construction paper
  • white construction paper
  • colored paper
  • googly eyes
  • glue stick
  • scissors

Note: if you’re not using heavy printer paper, you can use regular printer paper for the white belly

Download Free Printable Template For Penguin Craft PDF

Steps To Make Paper Penguin Craft

First step to make Paper penguin craft - cut out the penguin's pieces using the free template. - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s start by cutting each part from the template!

Step 1

Print and cut our template to cut out the penguin’s feet and orange beak on orange paper, the body and the wings on black paper, and the belly using the paper from the template or white construction paper. 

Second step to make Paper penguin craft - glue on the pieces on the penguin, including googly eyes, using a gleu stick. - Kids activities blog
Can you believe we’re halfway done already?

Step 2

Glue everything together and position the wings around in any way you want. This one is waving! To give the beak a 3D shape, you have to fold the beacon in half before you glue it on. Don’t forget to add the penguin’s eyes with googly eyes.

Finished paper penguin craft using construction paper and free template from KAB.
Your cute penguin craft is ready to be displayed!

Step 3

Glue the entire penguin on your favorite colored paper – we used blue because we feel like it’s perfect for winter crafts.

And your penguin paper craft is all done!

Best Ideas For Cute Paper Penguin Craft

Make different versions of penguin pets! We used the typical penguin colors, but who said you couldn’t make a pink penguin? Or a green penguin? Let your kiddos’ creativity run wild!

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How To Make a Paper Penguin Craft With Template

Finished paper penguin craft using construction paper and free template from KAB.

This paper penguin craft is so easy to make and is great fun for kids of all ages. Uses template from Kids Activities Blog

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost under $10

Materials

  • black, orange, and white construction paper
  • colored paper
  • googly eyes
  • glue stick
  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Print and cut our template to cut out the penguin's feet and orange beak on orange paper, the body and the wings on black paper, and the belly using the paper from the template or white construction paper. 
  2. Glue everything together and position the wings around in any way you want. This one is waving! To give the beak a 3D shape, you have to fold the beacon in half before you glue it on. Don't forget to add the penguin's eyes with googly eyes.
  3. Glue the entire penguin on your favorite colored paper - we used blue because we feel like it's perfect for winter crafts. And your penguin paper craft is all done!

Notes

Make different versions of penguin pets! We used the typical penguin colors, but who said you couldn't make a pink penguin? Or a green penguin? Let your kiddos' creativity run wild!

MORE PENGUIN CRAFT IDEAS FROM KIDS ACTIVITIES BLOG

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