Since kids aren’t able to play outside as much during the wintertime, they’ll need more indoor activities to keep them busy learning and occupied.
We’re sharing a fun craft that would go great with learning about penguins or winter animals. This penguin card craft is a fun activity that’s easy to make and doesn’t require any special supplies or skill to make it.
Kids of all ages will love creating their own penguins. It’ll also be a great way for them to work on their scissor skills by cutting out all the pieces and their fine motor skills by putting the penguin together.
Kids will have fun creating it, but they’ll also love being able to give a card to someone special. It would be great to receive it for a birthday or any occasion coming up. How about something punny to put on the inside like, “Well waddle you know, it’s your birthday!”
Keep the kids interested in learning this winter with some more penguin activities. There’s something there for any young kid. Be sure to check them out and plan which projects your kids will waddle over to do!
Penguin Papercraft Card
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Penguin template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to make the card by gluing the white outer belly to the front of the card.
Open up the card and glue the white inner belly to the middle of the card. This will allow you to write a message inside. If you don’t want to do this step, be sure to use gel pens or pens that can write on dark paper.
Make the head by gluing the face to the middle of the head.
Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side, below the eyebrows.
Glue the beak in the middle of the face, just below the eyes.
Next, glue the head to the top of the card body.
Place the feet at the bottom of the penguin’s body and glue them in place.
Open up the card and write a cute message inside!
We’re sure your kids will have fun making this homemade card. Be sure to check out our other winter craft ideas to make this year!
Winter Ideas For Kids
When the weather has you staying inside more, it’s a great time to do indoor activities with the kids. Keep the kids busy learning and entertained with some more winter-themed crafts and activities! For more projects to try with your kids this winter, keep reading below.
Winter Books For Kids
This winter, make reading to your kids a priority! Why? Because it’s good for them, of course!
Reading helps children develop their imaginations, improve their language skills, and understand the world around them.
And what better time to curl up with a good book than during the cold, dark winter months? So snuggle up with your little ones and some cozy blankets, and let the magic of stories transport you both to faraway places.
Check out some of our favorite winter-themed books below. Your kids will love it, and you’ll be doing them a world of good.
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!
Winter Crafts For Kids
Crafting can help kids learn and find topics interesting while they work on them. It’s a fun activity that helps advance critical thinking, fine motor skills, and creativity.
When a kid completes a project, it helps boost their self-confidence. They were able to use their creativity and artistic skills to make something out of a few supplies that they’ll love to display.
For some winter fun, be sure to add some crafts to your kiddo’s day.
Penguin Headband Craft – Kids will make their own tuxedoed birds to wear with either the black and white version to color in or the colored paper craft template. In no time your kiddos will be waddling around or pretending to swim like torpedoes to be these cute penguins!
Snowman Snow Globe Craft – Shake things up with this fun snow globe craft. It’s great for kids of all ages to make. It’ll help them improve their scissor skills, fine motor skills, focus, and creativity! Grab the free printable to make it at home or in the classroom.
Paper Bag Walrus – Take an ordinary paper bag and have the kids turn it into a fun puppet featuring our tusked winter friend. They’ll love creating this arctic animal out of affordable and basic supplies, plus have fun playing pretend with it once completed.
Popsicle Stick Arctic Fox Craft – Have the kids learn all about this interesting arctic animal by making this fun popsicle stick craft. The kids will love painting and crafting their arctic fox with the help of our free template.
Winter Activities For Kids
An essential skill for kids to learn is how to use scissors. It builds hand-eye coordination, hand strength, and fine motor skills. These penguin cutting activity printables will give kids a chance to practice using their scissors while having fun! There are four different sheets featuring our cute and playful penguins.
No need to brave the snow and cold with these snowmen! Kids will enjoy learning with these snowman do a dot printables! It’s a fun learning activity that will help kids work on their fine motor skills, letter recognition and counting with these happy snowmen!
Playing with pattern blocks is a great way for kids to work on their fine motor skills, learn shapes, colors, and more. Get the kids excited to play with them with these fun winter pattern block mats. They’ll refine their problem-solving and planning skills when they use the pattern blocks with these mats featuring fun winter scenes.
Have your little cubs practice counting with these fun and cute polar bear dot to dot printables. As they go dot to dot, they’ll work on their fine motor control, number recognition, and counting to 17. They’ll love coloring in these festive polar bears once they complete the picture!
- Kids will look super cute in this sweet snowman shirt!
- These adorable penguin soaps are great for encouraging kids to wash their hands.
- This penguin playdough kit is great for sensory play!
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More Winter Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Penguin template
- Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to make the card by gluing the white outer belly to the front of the card.
- Open up the card and glue the white inner belly to the middle of the card. This will allow you to write a message inside. If you don't want to do this step, be sure to use gel pens or pens that can write on dark paper.
- Make the head by gluing the face to the middle of the head.
- Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side, below the eyebrows.
- Glue the beak in the middle of the face, just below the eyes.
- Next, glue the head to the top of the card body.
- Place the feet at the bottom of the penguin's body and glue them in place.
- Open up the card and write a cute message inside!