Easy Penguin Paper Craft for Valentine’s Day

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Kids will love to make this fun penguin paper craft to celebrate Valentine’s Day! You’ll only need a few basic supplies and the included printable template to make this easy craft with your kids.

Image of grey and white paper craft penguin holding a red paper heart on a white background; text overlay says, Valentine penguin paper craft with printable template

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to make some easy crafts with your kids. This easy penguin Valentine card is super cute and requires only basic supplies to make.

Your child will love being able to give a thoughtful handmade card to his grandparents, friends, or other special people in his life. Be sure to include the date on the back, because these sweet Valentine cards are sure to become treasured keepsakes!

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Image of gray and white paper penguin holding a red paper heart on a light wood background

What You’ll Need to Make the Penguin Paper Craft

  • Construction paper: pink, white, orange, gray, and red
  • Sharpie
  • Glue stick (I like these ones) or liquid craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Printable template
Image of a small pair of scissors, a glue stick, a pencil, a marker and several sheets of colored paper lying on a white background

How to Make the Valentine’s Day Penguin Paper Craft

Step 1

Print the penguin template and cut out the pattern pieces. Trace the body base and wing pieces on gray construction paper; trace the beak and feet on orange paper. Trace the blush patterns on pink paper, and the front part of the body on white paper. Use scissors to cut out all the pieces.

Image of colored paper cutouts in gray, orange, and white lying on a white background

Step 2

Using a glue stick or liquid craft glue, attach the front part of the body (white piece) onto the body base cutout.

Image of gray, white, and orange paper shapes being assembled to make penguin paper craft

Step 3

Apply a small amount of glue to the front top edge of each foot cutout. Attach both feet pieces to the back of the bottom edge of the body base.

Image of gray and white paper penguin body with orange paper feet glued to bottom, and several other gray and orange paper pieces lying on a white background

Step 4

Take one wing cutout and apply glue along its outer edge; align the glued edge with the edge of the body base. (The wing should be attached to the body base along the side only; the rest of it should be free from glue.)

Image of partially assembled paper craft penguin lying on white background

Step 5

Attach the second wing the same way as the first. Attach the beak cutout in the center of the face area (see photo below).

Image of gray and white paper penguin with orange beak, gray wings, and orange feet glued to the paper body

Step 6

Attach the blush cutouts on both cheeks. Use a Sharpie marker to add eyes to the penguin’s face.

Image of gray and white paper craft penguin with orange feet and beak and pink blush circles on cheeks

Step 7

Cut a heart shape from the red construction paper. Attach the heart cutout under the wings of the penguin to complete the craft.

Image of gray and white paper penguin holding a red paper heart on a white background

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