15 Adorable Penguin Crafts for Kids

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These adorable Penguin Crafts for Kids are perfect for snowy and rainy days indoors! Make these fun penguin crafts as a family and enjoy some quality winter crafting time together!

15 penguin crafts to make with kids this winter pin graphic

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15 Penguin Crafts to Make with Kids This Winter

Put the “win” in winter with these totally easy penguin crafts! Winter is the perfect time for crafting with the kids. It’s cold outside, and all you want to do is stay snuggled up and warm indoors…but the kids have to be entertained and engaged, right? These penguin craft ideas are just what you need to create some indoor fun!

Kids just love penguins, and it’s no wonder. They’re cute, playful, and really interesting to learn about! You’ll also find lots of penguin books and movies to go along with these penguin crafts if you want to make a day of it.

You’ll find the perfect penguin craft here for your child no matter what the age. From simple crafts with printable templates to guide your little one through the project to precious keepsakes you’ll want to hold on to for years to come, we’ve got you covered! 

Make yourself and the kiddos a cup of hot chocolate, and get to work on one of your own penguin crafts today. You’ll be so glad you did!


Totally Adorable Penguin Crafts for Kids

foot prints on paper turned into penguins with scarves

1. Footprint Penguin from Simple Everyday Mom: Turn your child’s footprint into a beautiful work of art. These lovable little footprint paper penguins are the perfect winter craft for little kids. Grandparents would love receiving one of these as a holiday gift, or you could even turn them into fun christmas ornaments for the tree! Such an easy and fun craft!

two penguins made from doll pins standing next to each other on a table

2. Doll Pin Penguin Craft from Craft Create Cook: Another cute penguin craft! Use doll pins (also known as peg dolls) to create these sweet little penguins. They’ll look great standing among your other Christmas decor or converted into ornaments.

salt dough ornament featuring kids hand print with fingers turned into penguins on top of a block of ice

3. Penguin Salt Dough Handprint Ornament from Messy Little Monster: You’ll love looking at these gorgeous ornaments year after year! Your child’s handprint becomes a family of penguins standing in the snow – precious!

penguin finger puppet made from paper

4. Penguin Finger Puppet from Artsy Momma: Perfect for any crafty morning! Penguin finger puppets are loads of fun, and your kids will have a blast making and playing with this fun penguin craft for hours!

kid made party penguin paper tube craft

5. Penguin Cone Craft from MollyMoo: Turn a cone into a party penguin. If you don’t have a cone, you can create one out of an empty paper towel tube or toilet paper rolls. Love the expression on the penguin’s face!

kids handprints turned into penguins on snowy background picture

6. Handprint Penguin from The Best Ideas for Kids: These handprint penguins would make great keepsakes to give to extended family, or they’d make beautiful Christmas cards. This fun penguin craft can be made easily – using little hands, construction paper, and cotton balls for decoration!

penguin made from pom poms

7. Clear Ornament Penguin Craft from Gluesticks: Who knew a clear ornament and a pom pom could be turned into something so darn cute? You could add it to a shelf or table, or let your kiddos make their rooms more festive for the winter!

penguin made from paper bag

8. Paper Bag Penguin Puppet from Simple Everyday Mom: Who doesn’t love paper bag puppets? They’re loads of fun to make and to play with. Let the kids put on a penguin play with their puppets after you’re finished.

penguin made from felt cut into christmas tree ornament

9. No Sew Felt Penguin from The Purple Pumpkin Blog: Use the template to create this adorable no-sew felt penguin. You can turn it into an ornament as shown, or put it in a frame to create some Christmas-y or winter-themed artwork.

penguin painted rock family

10. Penguin Rocks from Sustain My Craft Habit: Painting rocks is such a fun activity for the whole family, and you have to admit, these penguin rocks are super cute! Make them to use in your home (hello, adorable paperweight!), or hide the rocks around town as a surprise for someone to find.

origami penguins on tissue paper ice background

11. Easy Origami Penguin from Artsy Craftsy Mom: If your kids like origami, or even if they’re brand new to origami, this is a great craft to try. It doesn’t require many folds, and they’re not complicated, so even the little ones can do this with some help.

The letter P cut out of paper and styled as a penguin

12. P is for Penguin Craft from Steamsational: For little ones who are just learning their letters, this P is for Penguin craft is the perfect way to spend some time together. It reinforces the letter ‘P’ and allows them to show off their creative side.

penguin made from paper plates with black marked and puffy paint

13. Penguin Paper Plate Craft from Making of a Mom: You probably already have everything that you need to make this paper plate penguin craft! Kids of all ages will enjoy it, but it’s the perfect craft for toddlers since it’s simple, with minimal cutting. A great way to practice fine motor skills!

toilet paper tubes made into two penguins

14. Penguin Paper Tube Craft from The Inspiration Edit: These cardboard tube penguins are so easy peasy! This printable template makes this toilet tube penguin a wonderful craft for preschoolers. It gives kids a chance to practice cutting, coloring, painting, and gluing all in one craft.

wooden craft sticks made into two penguins with scarves

15. Popsicle Stick Penguins from Mommy Made That: You’ll want to make lots of these popsicle stick penguins. They are cute on the tree, but they’ll also make great gift tie-ons for the Christmas season as well.

We hope you found the perfect penguin craft to make with your kids in our list! I’m sure that you’ll want to make more than one of these cute little penguins, so make sure to pin this post to save it for later!

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