Stock up on black and white art supplies. You’ll need them for these cute penguin crafts. Keep your kids entertained with one of these animal art projects.
Stuffed Bag Penguin
You’ll need a white paper bag for this craft. Stuff the bag with newspaper or other soft material. Leave about 2 inches at the top. Fold the top of the bag to a peak like you would the ends of the wrapping paper when wrapping a gift. Fold it over toward the front of the bag and glue or tape it in place. The peak makes the head and beak of the penguin.
Now it’s time to add the details to the penguin. Let the kids paint the black parts of the penguin. Another option is to glue black pieces of paper onto the bag. Add googly eyes and an orange beak to the end of the peak. Cut out some orange feet from craft foam to stick to the bottom of the bag. Cut out wings from black craft foam to stick to the side of the bag.
Styrofoam Ball Penguins
These cute little penguins are made from Styrofoam balls. Draw a circle on the front of each ball as the white tummy. Paint the rest of the ball with black paint. Add googly eyes just above the white belly. Cut out a felt beak, feet and wings for the penguin. Glue them in place.
Feet or Hand Prints
Your child’s hand or footprint makes the perfect base for a cute penguin craft. For a footprint, paint black over the entire bottom of the foot except a circle in the middle for the belly. Press the foot onto white paper with the toes pointing down. The heel of the foot is the face of the penguin. Let your child add the details to the penguin.
You can make a hand print penguin in a similar way, painting everything except the thumb. The palm of the hand is the head of the penguin. Press it onto the paper with the fingers down.
Another option for the hand is to make each finger a penguin with the palm being an iceberg. Paint the palm of the hand white. Paint the fingers black with a white circle in the middle to make five little penguins. Press the hand on the paper. Paint details onto the finger penguins.
Several hearts cut from white, black and orange paper in different sizes create the pieces for a heart penguin. Start with a large black heart for the body and a smaller heart for the head. Add a small white heart in the middle of the body heart for the belly. Add two small black hearts for wings, a small orange heart for the beak and two small orange hearts for the feet.