CHARMING PLAYFUL PENGUIN PRINTABLE – THIS CRAFT FOR LITTLE KIDS IS EASY TO MAKE WITH MY STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS!
This Playful Penguin Printable is a quick and easy DIY Winter Craft Printable for Kids playtime idea that’s perfect for the chilly winter season. It will help your child develop fine motor skills as they trace and then cut around the outside edges of all the pieces! They’ll practice positioning and gluing pieces too.
This Playful Penguin Printable is super easy to cut out and makes a fun activity for both kids and their caregivers. It includes 1 set of colorful pieces that, put together, give you a super cute Penguin that you can decorate to your heart’s content! Why not make a whole flock?
Best of all, we’re giving the Playful Penguin printable away for free!
See exactly how to do it in my step-by-step photo tutorial.
The printable page comes as a pattern. All you need to do is gather your supplies and start. Be sure to give your child a good, sharp, scissors that is age appropriate so he or she can experience success!
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MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THE PLAYFUL PENGUIN:
YOU WILL NEED:
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- Regular copy machine or printer paper, letter size or A4
- A good, sharp, scissors that is the right size for your child’s hand.
- The printable Playful Penguin pattern shown above. (Download Design #003) available in my freebie library—get the password by filling out the form at the bottom of this page)
- Pencil This brand is my all time favorite!
- White colored pencil, chalk pencil, or crayon
- Hole punch
- Construction Paper(9″ by 12″- 23cm by 31cm) : Black (2 sheets), White, Blue, and Orange
- Assorted additional items for decorationsuch as: Glitter, sequins, plastic gems, stickers, paint, markers, crayons, construction paper scraps.
- White glue or glue stick
STEP 1: GET MY FREE PLAYFUL PENGUIN PRINTABLE
Get the free Playful Penguin Printable (Download Design #003) from my free resource library (get the password to the library in the form at the bottom of this post).
STEP 2: PRINT
Be sure to print all 3 pages onto regular printer or copy machine paper. Here’s what it will look like.
STEP 3: CUT THE PIECES OUT
Have your child cut each piece along the contour line – the outside edge of the shape. Sort the pieces according to the color of construction paper that you’ll need to trace it onto. Some of the pieces can be cut from the color of your choice so put them into their own pile. Remember to cut the eyes out too!
STEP 4: TRACE THE PIECES
Place each pattern piece on the appropriate color of construction paper. Trace around the outside edge using a regular pencil. If the resulting line is difficult to see, use a white colored pencil, white crayon or piece of chalk instead.
STEP 5: CUT THE PIECES OUT (AGAIN)
Once again, have your child cut each piece along the contour line – the outside edge of the shape. Sort the pieces according to color. Remember to cut the eyes out too!
STEP 6: BEGIN GLUING
Glue the largest white piece to the largest black piece. Arrange the eyes and beak pieces so that they look good to you then, glue those onto the face area. Attach both feet to the back of the body. Attach the wings to the back of the body also.
STEP 7: DECORATE SCARF AND HAT
Cut narrow strips of construction paper to about a 2″ (5cm) length. Glue them to the hat band, pom-pom, and scarf. Turn the piece over and trim narrow strips to the edge of the paper they are glued to. Turn the piece again so the right side is facing you (see picture) and decorate to your heart’s content. For the example, I used strips of green paper and punched holes out of orange and yellow paper.
The green knot in the scarf was made from a circle with a curve cut into it so it resembles a big, fat, letter “C”. (I did not make a pattern for that since it first came to mind as I was decorating the example. You could use a whole circle, a square or a rectangle shape here too.)
GET THE PLAYFUL PENGUIN PRINTABLE HERE!
If you want to grab this Playful Penguin printable for free, here’s how! Use the form below to become a subscriber to Flowerdance Studio. Then, check your email and confirm that you meant to subscribe! Upon confirmation you’ll receive a subscriber only password that will give you instant access to my Freebie Library. There, you’ll find this printable in easy to print PDF form. Just look for Design #003 and click the oval button and the PDF will pop right up and you can easily print it. Be sure to save it to your computer for later!
Once in the Freebie Library, you’ll also find many other printables that all lead to creative fun! Best of all, all of these printables are totally FREE for my subscribers!
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I’d love to see what fun you have with the Penguin. I know you’ll come up with some great ways to decorate it, too! Please share a photo of your cute Playful Penguin in our Facebook group.