Now that Christmas is over – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! With just a couple of short months to go, it is time to get crafty together.
Today, we’re showing everyone how to make an adorable penguin Valentine craft.
Valentine crafts for kids are a great way to keep them busy before returning to school or as a fun after school activity. Adults can get involved with this one and make their own too to give to their kids.
Or if you are a school teacher then this could be a great art related activity to keep your class happy and for each student to have something great to bring home to their parents!
We show you how to make a penguin Valentine craft step by step in our 1 minute video so you can make it with ease.
This is quite an easy tutorial with great results – so it’s time to get crafty! Check out the instructions below.
Easy Valentine Craft Idea
- 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.
Glue the belly to the middle of the penguin’s body, then take the beak and glue it in between the eyes.
Take the heart and glue it in the middle of the belly.
Place the flippers on either side of the body, with the ends of the flippers holding the heart.
Position the feet at the end of the penguin’s leg and glue them in place.
Finish by writing a short message on the heart!
Crafting Benefits For Kids
The benefits of arts and crafts for children are absolutely endless! That’s why it is essential for children to get involved with them.
For example, it allows children to develop their motor skills in their fingers and hands as they can advance control of their movements.
It also allows children to boost their own self esteem and wellbeing as it creates a sense of achievement for them. What a great boost for their confidence!
Another benefit of arts and crafts for children is that it builds up their decision making skills.
At the end of the day, arts and crafts are problems that children need to solve so that they can get the final result.
It makes children think on the spot. Similarly, it helps children boost their memory skills and build up a habit of visualizing.
There are many more benefits to arts and crafts. Arguably the main benefit is that children have fun while taking part in crafty activities and keeping their muscles and minds busy!
It’s a win win for everyone!
Valentine’s Day Ideas
We also have many other Valentine’s Day crafts for children (and adults!) to get involved with like this llama Valentine’s Day card craft, this hilarious minion valentine card craft, or this adorable Valentine wreath craft!
Reading books is another great option for any theme or holiday! These Valentine’s Day books are some of the top picks. Add them to your home library or see if your local library has them on hand.
Love From The Crayons – If your kids love any of the Crayon books, they’ll want to read this Valentine version where the crayons explore the bright colors and subtle shades of love.
The Invisible String – This is a sweet story all children will want to hear. It’s about a mother who tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string.
Little Blue Truck’s Valentine – Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. As he does, he wonders, will anyone give one to him?
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Penguin template
- Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Glue the belly to the middle of the penguin's body, then take the beak and glue it in between the eyes.
- Take the heart and glue it in the middle of the belly.
- Place the flippers on either side of the body, with the ends of the flippers holding the heart.
- Position the feet at the end of the penguin's leg and glue them in place.
- Finish by writing a short message on the heart!