If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to get crafty with the kids this winter, you’re in the right place!
Your kid’s eyes will light up when they see that their picture is the face of a penguin on this penguin photo craft! Kids adore these amazing swimmers that make us giggle when they waddle and smile when they slide around.
Kids will love to customize their penguins with their favorite colored hats and of course their smiling faces. We have a template you can download, so all you’ll need to grab are the pictures and a few supplies.
This is a great craft for kids to practice using scissors to cut out the pieces. They’ll hone their fine motor skills and follow directions when they glue each piece in place.
When they’re finished, they can proudly display their work of art in a place of honor – the fridge!
Come on over to this iceberg to see all these other penguin activities your kids will love. There are crafts, art projects, and printables that will keep them engaged and learning this winter.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Photo of your child
- 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.
Start by gluing the belly to the middle of the penguin’s body.
Glue the photo in the middle of the penguin’s face.
Next, glue the beak over the child’s nose.
Create the hat by gluing the hat band to the bottom of the hat. Next, glue the pom to the top and back of the hat.
Take the completed hat and glue it to the top of the head.
Finish up by gluing the feet to the back and bottom of the penguin’s body.
Now that you’ve made this fun penguin craft with your kids, be sure to check out our many other fun winter crafts to make together this year.
Winter Ideas For Kids
We have lots of great ideas to keep the fun and learning going this winter!
Create a list of projects to do with your kids during the season that keeps you indoors more often. Read on below to check out some of our favorite winter crafts and activities your kids will love to do.
Winter Books For Kids
Reading books to your kids is an absolute must!
Books help open their minds and provide an opportunity to explore a world outside of their own. You can fill their heads with incredible facts or stories that will bring out their imaginations, even if it’s from your own anecdote.
Below are some of our favorite winter books 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!
Winter Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a great activity for kids, because it’s fun, creative, and a way to develop valuable skills.
When children craft, they gain fine motor skills, scissor skills, and hand-eye coordination with each cut and piece glued in place. It’s also a great way to teach them patience, critical thinking, problem-solving, and how to follow instructions.
Try some of our favorite winter crafts below.
Snowy Owl Name Craft – The snowy owl has swooped up a fun craft to teach kids how to spell their names. This beautiful arctic bird sits on a branch made of your child’s name, that’s easily customized with our free template.
Owl Babies Puppet Craft – Your little ones will be inspired to make their own puppet to go along with the book, Owl Babies! Using the owl puppet will be a fun storytelling prop, a way to play pretend, or use their imaginations to make up stories of their own.
Popsicle Stick Walrus Craft – These funny-looking arctic creatures will be so fun for kids to create! Your little artists will love painting their popsicle sticks, and our template will make it really easy to turn them into a walrus. This means you don’t have to worry about trying to draw it yourself.
Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft – Kids love learning all about animals, and winter is a great time to feature the ones that live in the Arctic. A favorite is the majestic polar bear. These beautiful bears are the inspiration for this fun paper plate craft! Kids will love making their very own polar bears out of an ordinary paper plate!
Winter Activities For Kids
Since scissor skills are an essential skill for kids to master, we thought a fun way for them to practice would be to cut these polar bear cutting activity pages. Kids will love to see what adorable antics the polar bear is up to on each page.
This peppy penguin is ready to teach kids that P is for penguin with these penguin worksheets. He’s skating on over to show them how to write his favorite letter, then he snuggles up with a good cup of hot cocoa to guide them through the letter maze. He’s then ready to show kids how cute he is when they label the penguin.
These winter do a dot printables are a great way to provide lots of learning and entertainment. This set is filled will pages that will reinforce math and reading skills, plus art pages to color in!
This wise owl is ready for kids to learn about the letter S when they complete these snowy owl worksheets! First he’ll guide the kids through a letter maze, then help them practice writing, and practice using scissors when they label the snowy owl.
- 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
- Photo of your child
- Penguin template
- Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the belly to the middle of the penguin's body.
- Glue the photo in the middle of the penguin's face.
- Next, glue the beak over the child's nose.
- Create the hat by gluing the hat band to the bottom of the hat. Next, glue the pom to the top and back of the hat.
- Take the completed hat and glue it to the top of the head.
- Finish up by gluing the feet to the back and bottom of the penguin's body.