Here is another fun arctic craft we made during our arctic unit studies! The girls highly enjoyed making these Paper Plate Penguin Craft and I think they turned out really cute! Plus, if you’re looking for some more winter or arctic crafts make sure to check out our long list of Paper Plate Crafts. It’s my girl’s favorite way to learn about a new unit!
Paper Plate Penguin Craft
These little penguins would make the cutest way to learn about the Arctic and the animals who live there. Plus, with cutting and painting exercises kids will also get a good practice on their fine motor skills development.
- 1 Paper plate (1 cut in half)
- Black, white, and yellow construction paper
- Googly eyes
- Black paint
Have your child paint their paper plate completely black. Making sure that every bit of white is covered up. Allow your paint to dry for a few hours.
Fold your white construction paper in half and cut out a large heart, without making a pointing tip at the bottom. Glue your white construction paper right in the middle of your black plate. This will be the penguin’s face and front of the body.
Using the yellow construction paper cut out a diamond and fold in half. This will create a beak that opens and closes.
Using the black construction paper cut out a large circle and then cut the circle in half. These will be the penguin’s wings. You can either have your child glue or tape the wings on the paper plate. We glued ours down and it worked very well.
Glue down your penguin’s googly eyes.
Using more of the yellow construction paper cut out the penguin’s feet. I helped Kaidence cut them into little flippers, like three little toes and it turned out cute!
Now let your penguin dry completely, especially the wings.
A super easy kids craft that is fun and perfect for when learning about arctic penguins. Penguins are one of my girl’s favorite animals, so make sure to check out the penguin when we made last year during our arctic unit as well.
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