Simple Shape Paper Penguin Craft

Last Updated on February 11, 2021

This simple shape paper penguin craft is adorable and easy to make with a free printable template. A fun winter craft project for kids.

When it comes to winter crafts for kids, it’s all about penguins, snowmen, and polar bears.

The tutorial we are sharing today is suited for younger kids. Pre-kindergarten and beyond will really enjoy this craft while improving fine motor skills.

Expand on this simple Penguin Craft!

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Simple Shape Paper Penguin Craft

Supplies needed:

Circle Penguin Template
Cardstock – black, white, orange
Googly eyes, large
Scissors
Glue stick

Directions:

Begin by printing the template for size.

Cut the large main circle from the black cardstock. Also cut the smaller flippers circle from the black cardstock, and the body circle from white cardstock.

Cut the black flipper circle in half.

Glue the white circle towards the bottom of the main black circle.

Then, glue the one flipper to one side and the other flipper to the other side.

Now, on the top of the circle, glue large googly eyes.

Cut 3 triangles from the orange cardstock. Glue one for a beak.

Glue the other 2 triangles on the bottom for feet.

Simple Shape Paper Penguin Craft

Simple Shape Paper Penguin Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This simple shape paper penguin craft is adorable and easy to make
with a free printable template. A fun winter craft project for kids.

Materials

  • Circle Penguin Template
  • Cardstock – black, white, orange
  • Googly eyes, large
  • Glue stick

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Begin by printing the template for size.
  2. Cut the large main circle from the black cardstock. Also cut the
    smaller flippers circle from the black cardstock, and the body circle
    from white cardstock.
  3. Cut the black flipper circle in half.
  4. lue the white circle towards the bottom of the main black circle.
  5. Then, glue the one flipper to one side and the other flipper to the other side.
  6. Now, on the top of the circle, glue large googly eyes.
  7. Cut 3 triangles from the orange cardstock. Glue one for a beak.
  8. Glue the other 2 triangles on the bottom for feet.

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