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Arctic Puffin Card Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Do you love the cute arctic puffin from Elf? If so, you’ll love making this arctic puffin card craft for kids!

Since Christmastime is almost over, we’re transitioning over to fun winter animal crafts for kids.

We have several cute and easy craft ideas planned, but this one seemed perfect for transitioning since it’s inspired by the arctic puffin in the movie Elf!

Everyone seems to love this little guy and with good reason too; he’s just so adorable!

We decided to create him as a fun card craft you can make with your kids or students.

Use him as a Christmas card or for any winter celebration!

Read on below or watch our quick video tutorial to see how simple he is to make.

Puffin Paper Craft Idea

Puffin craft image collage with the words arctic puffin card craft in the middle

We love paper crafts for kids because they’re simple, cheap and quick to make! Check out the materials needed for this easy kids craft below.

Supplies

Directions

Download the puffin template, print it out and cut out all the pieces. Hands holding puffin craft template

Fold a small piece of black card stock in half (make sure it is large enough for the belly piece) and place the belly template on the paper with the flat side of the belly along the fold line. Trace and cut out, leaving the flat part uncut. Hands tracing template on black paper

Glue the white belly piece on the outside of the black belly flap. Hands gluing white circle onto black paper

If you want to write on the inside of the card (without metallic pens), glue another white belly on the inside of the card. Hands gluing white circle to inside of black card

Place the puffin’s feet on the bottom backside of the card belly and glue in place. Hands gluing feet to puffin craft

Glue the puffin’s arms on either side of the belly, on the backside. Hands gluing puffin wings to craft

Take the puffin’s face and glue it onto the puffin’s head. Hands gluing puffin face to head

Position the puffin’s beak on the end of the head and glue down. Hands gluing puffin beak to craft

If you want the puffin to be more realistic, skip to step 11. If you want it to look like the arctic puffin from Elf, place the puffin’s antenna on the back of the head and glue in place. Hands gluing puffin antenna to head

Place the blue pom poms on the end of the antenna and glue in place.Hands gluing Pom Pom to puffin antenna

Position the puffin body on top of the head and glue down. Hands holding puffin card craft

Open the puffin belly up and write your special message inside!

That’s all there is to it to make this cute little puffin card!

Related: Monkey Card Craft For Kids

arctic puffin craft

Although this craft was inspired by the movie Elf, we also think it can work when learning about arctic animals.

If you want to keep it more in the educational vein, just leave off the antenna. We’re not even sure why they added antenna to the little guy, but they sure are cute!

You can also remove one of the eyes so it has a more realistic look as well.

puffin paper craft

Related: Wintery Handprint Cardinal Craft

Arctic Puffin Template Notes

Inside our puffin template, we have two different versions – one for use at home and one for use at school or daycare.

If you’re doing this craft with multiple kids, opt for the second part of the template (pages 3-10). With this version, each of the puffin pieces is separated by the colored paper they are supposed to be printed on.

When you do it this way, you only need to cut out the pieces once.

elf arctic puffin craft

If you want to save paper and only have one or two kids who are doing this craft, use the template on page #2.

You’ll print the template out on white card stock, then trace onto the colored paper it’s supposed to be, and finally cut again.

It’s a little more work, but you won’t have to waste your colored card stock.

Either way you do it, we’re sure kids will have so much fun creating this cute puff in card!

puffin card craft

More Winter Ideas For Kids

The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever.

The Snowy Day – This story shows a child’s wonder at a new world and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

Sneezy The Snowman– Sneezy is COLD! And he’s trying to warm up without success. But, the kids know exactly how to help him!

These winter activity coins will kick boredom to the curb! They’re cute and a fun way to discover new ideas.

Pull out this winter play dough kit to give the kids some fun hands-on sensory play!

Share With Us

Did you make this puffin card craft with your kids or students?

We would love to see how it turned out! Take a picture of your completed card and share it with us.

Post your picture on our Facebook page’s wall or join our private Facebook group and share it with us in there!

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Arctic Puffin Card Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and easy arctic puffin card craft inspired by the movie Elf! It's a fun winter craft for kids!

Materials

  • Colored card stock (in orange and black)
  • White card stock
  • Mini blue pom poms
  • Glue stick
  • Puffin template (download form located at the end of the page)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the puffin template, print it out and cut out all the pieces.
  2. Fold a small piece of black card stock in half (make sure it is large enough for the belly piece) and place the belly template on the paper with the flat side of the belly along the fold line. Trace and cut out, leaving the flat part uncut.
  3. Glue the white belly piece on the outside of the black belly flap.
  4. If you want to write on the inside of the card (without metallic pens), glue another white belly on the inside of the card.
  5. Place the puffin's feet on the bottom backside of the card belly and glue in place.
  6. Glue the puffin's arms on either side of the belly, on the backside.
  7. Take the puffin's face and glue it onto the puffin's head.
  8. Position the puffin's beak on the end of the head and glue down.
  9. If you want the puffin to be more realistic, skip to step 11. If you want it to look like the arctic puffin from Elf, place the puffin's antenna on the back of the head and glue in place.
  10. Place the blue pom poms on the end of the antenna and glue in place.
  11. Position the puffin body on top of the head and glue down.
  12. Open the puffin belly up and write your special message inside!

Arctic Puffin Template

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