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Cute Puffy Paint Penguin Craft With Free PDF Template

Let’s take a trip to the South Pole to see some of the most amazing swimmers! Penguins live in big groups called colonies and love hanging out together. It’s like a penguin party all the time, and they’re dressed for the occasion in their black and white tuxedos!

Kids can make their own penguin pal with this puffy paint penguin craft! It’s a fantastic way to let the creativity flow while enjoying some indoor fun using a fun craft supply.

The puffy paint will add texture to their masterpiece, which will engage your child’s senses. The squishy and soft feel of the paint allows them to explore touch and enhance their sensory development. Applying the puffy paint is also a great way for kids to strengthen their hand muscles and improve coordination.

Be sure to check out our other penguin activities to keep your kids learning and discovering more about this amazing bird.

Penguin Painting Idea

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Getting your kids set up to create their puffy penguins is a breeze. You’ll just need a handful of supplies and our free template to get started!

Supplies

Directions

Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

puffy paint penguin template

Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the penguin’s body.

hand gluing the belly in the middle of the penguins body

Place the arms on the sides of the penguin and glue them, angled outward.

hand gluing the arms of the penguin craft

Glue the feet to the back and bottom of the penguin’s body.

hand gluing the feet of the puffy penguin craft

Make a puffy paint by mixing equal parts of shaving cream and liquid glue into a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Then use a paintbrush to paint inside the lines of the penguin’s body. Let it dry completely before gluing the pieces on.

painting the top body of the penguin craft

Glue the eyes to the top part of the penguin’s body.

hand gluing the eyes of the puffy penguin craft

Finish up by gluing the beak between the eyes, where the white and black meet.

hand gluing the beak of the puffy penguin craft

That’s it! This is easy and simple to make! For more cool ideas be sure to check out our winter crafts for kids!

holding the puffy paint penguin craft

Preschool Winter Themes

Looking to incorporate a fun winter theme into your preschooler’s learning? Whether you’re at home or in the classroom, we have some fun crafts and educational activities to engage young minds and foster essential skills.

Read on below to discover some of our favorite winter themed books, crafts, and activities to keep your little ones entertained while they learn during the winter season. 

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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!

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Winter Themed Craft Ideas

How to Catch a Snowman Craft – Let the wintery fun begin with a craft inspired by How to Catch a Snowman! Kiddos will bring the magic of the book to life with our hands-on craft making their own snowman.

Torn Paper Penguin Craft – Winter crafting gets cooler with this fun penguin craft! Kids will learn about these adorable birds while tearing and pasting paper pieces. It’s a creative project that hones skills like hand-eye coordination, bilateral hand coordination, and precision.

collage of winter themed craft

Popsicle Stick Arctic Fox – Get ready for an Arctic adventure with some popsicle sticks! This winter, kids can transform a simple craft item into a fox friend. Crafting this adorable arctic fox will spark their creativity and enhance fine motor skills and imagination.

Polar Bear Name Craft – Your little ones can practice spelling their names as they create a cute polar bear cub sitting on a glacier of letters. Download our free template for an easy and personalized winter themed spelling craft your kids will love! 

Preschool Winter Activities

Embark on an oceanic journey with our narwhal worksheets to introduce kids to the enchanting “unicorn of the sea.” These educational pages offer letter recognition, reading comprehension, and handwriting practice, making learning a splash of fun.

They’ll complete a Nn is for narwhal handwriting page, cut and paste labels on the narwhal, and find their way through the Nn maze. Dive deep into the world of narwhals, and download these engaging worksheets for a seaworthy adventure in education!

If your kids love their tangrams, then you’ll want to make sure to download these fun winter pattern block mats. Kids will be able to practice identifying shapes and colors and develop their fine motor skills when they use these mats with their pattern blocks.

They’ll love all the cute winter scenes in this set of mats and be excited to use them! The best part is they’ll be learning without even realizing it when they fill in each illustration.

collage of preschol winter activities

Your kids will want to grab the dot markers to use with these printables for a fun time learning! These winter do a dot printables will help your kids practice number and letter recognition, math and reading skills, and fine motor skills as they dot each page.

This set is filled with 28 pages of activities perfect for toddlers through kindergarteners. Be sure to laminate the pages to use them all throughout this winter!

Discover the wonders of winter with this winter mitten printable book! This educational gem combines entertainment, creativity, and learning all in one package.

These printable books are perfect for early readers and have adorable illustrations and simple text to make learning to read fun. Print them at home and open a world of stories about animals, colors, and letters for your little ones!

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For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Cute Puffy Paint Penguin Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Kids can make their own penguin pal with this puffy paint penguin craft! It’s a fantastic way to let the creativity flow while enjoying some indoor fun using a fun craft supply.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Shaving cream
  • Liquid Glue
  • Paint Brush
  • Fork or craft stick (for mixing)
  • Penguin Template

Instructions

  1. Download the polar bear template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the penguin’s body.hand gluing the belly in the middle of the penguins body
  3. Place the arms on the sides of the penguin and glue them, angled outward.
  4. Glue the feet to the back and bottom of the penguin’s body.hand gluing the feet of the puffy penguin craft
  5. Make a puffy paint by mixing equal parts of shaving cream and liquid glue into a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Then use a paintbrush to paint inside the lines of the penguin’s body. Let it dry completely before gluing the pieces on.
  6. Glue the eyes to the top part of the penguin’s body.hand gluing the eyes of the puffy penguin craft
  7. Finish up by gluing the beak between the eyes, where the white and black meet.

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