Celebrated on the 25th April annually is World Penguin Day! Unfortunately, this year you cannot see our amazing King Penguins and comical Humboldt’s at the Park, however, our team have put together some cute and creative penguin crafts so that you can make a huddle of Penguins at home!
- Penguin Footprints
This craft idea is super easy to do and looks really cute. All you will need is:
- black poster paint
- a paintbrush
- an orange felt tip
- white paper
- and of course, a bowl of water to clean off your feet!
Children can place their foot in the paint, then make one imprint on the paper. This creates a penguin shape. Then with the paintbrush add the flippers and eyes. Using the orange felt tip create the beak.
Now you have created your penguin, perhaps you can give it a name and hang it up! Or alternatively, glue the penguin onto a piece of card, fold in half and write a message for a friend inside.
Thank you to Alison and Alan Childminders for this craft idea.
Egg Carton Penguins
Recycle your egg carton and create some mini penguin friends! You will need:
- Egg carton
- Black Paint
- White and Orange paper
- Googly eyes (if you have them)
Begin by trimming the cups out of the egg carton so they are all individual. Then carefully use scissors to cut out a beak and two feet from the orange paper, and a circle belly from the white paper. If you don’t have googly eyes you can make your own using white paper and dotting them with the black paint. Now cover the egg cartoon piece in black paint. You will need to let them dry off for a few hours before continuing with this craft.
Once dry, glue the belly, beak and eyes onto the egg cup. Then fold the feet slightly so that you can glue them onto the inside of the egg carton and have them sticking out.
Adorable Cut & Stick Penguin
For this craft you will need:
- Black paper
- White paper
- Orange paper
- Scissor and glue
- Googly eyes (or create your own with black and white paper)
To start, cut your black paper into an oval shape. Then repeat this with the white paper but making it a couple of inches smaller than the black oval. Then using the orange paper cut our two heart shapes and a triangle. This will form the two feet and the beak. Now its time to get glueing. Glue the white oval on top of the black oval to create the penguin’s belly. Then glue the eyes and the beak on, and the two heart-shaped feet at the bottom.
Thank you to Natural Beach Living for the craft idea: https://www.naturalbeachliving.com/penguin-craft-preschool/
Share your penguin crafts
If you have completed all of those and are still hungry for more penguin crafts then check out all the different ideas on Best Ideas For Kids. Be sure to post all your penguin craft creations on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and we will like and share our favourites. Happy crafting!