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34 Cool and Amazing Penguin Craft Ideas

Updated on October 23, 2017
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

Penguin crafts became more popular after the movie Happy Feet hit the theaters. And, as you can imagine, making penguin crafts has become a favorite craft for kids. I love the looks of, and the crafting of, little penguins, so looking for a variety of penguin crafts was of special interest to me.

I searched to find as many crafts as possible to include in this article of best penguin crafts that also included the instructions or directions for making the craft. Go to Crafts 'n Coffee to find pictures and instructions on making the cute penguins shown above.

1. Egg Carton Penguins

Imagine making a whole bunch of these little penguins and then finding ways to use them in your winter decorations. Add a string for hanging to make them tree ornaments, a skewer to make them plant pokes, or arrange a grouping of them in a centerpiece or for the mantel. Find the instructions for making little egg carton penguins at kiwi crate .

2. Popsicle Stick Penguin

There are so many great projects to make using craft or popsicle sticks. This penguin is a nice project for a classroom art class. You can find the directions for this popsicle stick penguin at crafty morning .

3. Sock Penguins

Use the soft fleecy type socks to make these little penguins. The socks come in so many pretty colors and combinations of colors. Then go to Craft Passion to find the tutorial for making the penguins.

4. Shredded Paper Penguin

Preschool kids and toddlers will enjoy making this shredded paper penguin as much as the older kids will. For the instructions for this fun and easy penguin art, go to make and takes .

5. Polymer Clay Penguins

When you have pictured instructions, it's easy to make these polymer clay penguins. You'll find those perfect instructions at How To Instructions .

6. Penguin Rattle

A little bit of paper mache makes this a fun and exciting penguin craft for the kids. Find all the directions for this super cute penguin project at DAILY DOSE of ART

7. Handprint Penguin

Another great art project for the littlest kids. You'll have a bunch of happy kids when you make this the project of the day. Find the tutorial for making these penguins with hand print feet, at crafty morning.

8. Penguin Finger Puppets

These are some oh so cute little finger puppets, and I can also see them used in an arrangement or as a plant pick by stuffing them with a bit of fiberfil and gluing the little penguin on a skewer or wire. For the directions for the finger puppets, go to Fantastic Find.

9. Happy Feet

A cute little dancing penguin art project for elementary kids. Find the instructions for this art project at Kids & Glitter.

10. Tissue Paper Penguin

Even the littlest kids will be able to glue pieces of tissue paper to a penguin shape, to make this project. See the instructions at Free Kids , get out the tissue paper and let the kids glue.

11. Mr. Popper's Penguin Family

Make these quick and easily made penguins by going to Crafts 'n Coffee for a list of supplies and instructions.

12. Penguin Craft

13. Penguin Beanbag

Little kids, and some not so little kids, look forward to indoor games when the weather is rainy or snowy. These little penguin beanbags, with directions found at ALMOST UNSCHOOLERS, will be a perfect entertainment.

14. Lightbulb Penguin

When you know that this is made with a lightbulb, then you see it. But otherwise you probably wouldn't have noticed it. Go to Lady With The Red Rocker for the directions.

15. Silly Penguins

Check out the instructions for this cute project at The Joy of My Life, and other things and then imagine all the ways that the kids could make silly penguins of their own.

16. The Perl Bee Penguin

I can see these penguins used in a modern or contemporary decorator scheme. Just change the colors and prints to go with your décor. Beautiful. Go to the Purl bee for the pattern and instructions.

17. Knitted Penguin Toy

I wish one of my knitting friends would gift me will a cute little penguin like this. The knitting directions are found at knitty.

18. Penguin Napkin Rings

Clay and a tp roll are the supplies you need for this project. Get the kids to help make these napkin rings, they'll love making and using them. Go to for all the instrucitons.

19. Dressed Up Penguin

A candy bar dressed like a penguin would make a great gift for a classroom of kids. The directions for this project are found at Reflections.

20. Penguin Play Set

The tutorial for making this penguin play set can be found at inner child fun. You'll especially love making this little penguin if you enjoy using felt in crafts.

21. Paper Loop Penguin

This and a couple more penguin projects that little kids can do are found on this site. Find this and the other projects at

22. Egg Carton Penguin

It's amazing what a little imagination, and black paint, can do to an egg carton. Make little favor cups, using the directions given at DLTK, and add little candy eggs, M&M's, etc.

23. March of the Penguins

I think these are just the cutest penguins ever. Find out how you can make some just like them at Craftberry Bush.

24. Penguin Treat Box

These half pint milk cartons are just the right size for little treat boxes. Find the directions at Kids & Glitter.

25. Pinecone Penguins

The first thing I'm going to have to do is to gather a bunch of pine cones. I think these cuties would make a nice winter scene arrangement for the mantle or table centerpiece. Find the tutorial for making these penguins on the Martha Stewart site.

26. Egg Shell Penguins

27. Penguin Poop

Do you need a gag gift? Or do you need to make favors for a large group of folks? Then this would be a funny, inexpensive gift to give. Go to Scrapping by Design for the instructions.

28. Heart Penguin

This would be a great classroom project for kids in K-2 grades. Imagine how cute the penguins will turn out when the kids are given the shapes and let them glue the breast, beak, eyes and feet onto a penguin shape. Older kids could actually cut out the heart shapes make their own penguins. See the instructions for this heart penguin at Family Crafts.

29. Elmore Penguin

The photo above doesn't do justice to the cuteness of Elmore penguin. Find the tutorial, and much better photos, for making Elmore Penguin at Jennifer Jangles.

30. Snow Globe

Here is a gift that kids can make and give. Check this project out at Parents. The directions are here also.

31. Hot Water Bottle Penguin Cover

Maybe using a hot water bottle isn't exactly fun, but it will be more entertaining if it's covered with this penguin cover. Knitting directions can be found at knitty.

32. Glittery Penguin

Use chubby water bottles for the basis of this penguin. He's so cute and will be great fun to make. Go to Craft Elf for the supply list and the instructions on making this penguin.

33. Paper Plate Penguin

This is a very good art project to do with the toddlers or preschoolers. Find the directions for making paper plate penguins on Kiddie Crafts 365 Blog.

34. Paper Cup Penguins

Let the kids go wild making these little penguins to give as gifts or to decorate your home. The directions can be found at Coupons are Great.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

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      Sharatran 8 months ago

      So cute craft

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      SheilaMilne 4 years ago from Kent, UK

      These are all so cute and so many look easy enough even for me to make! :)

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

      Wow, never a dull moment with these great creative ideas, thanks, such cute penguins.

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      AMMUGURU 4 years ago

      nice lens

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      ksktika 4 years ago

      love this penguins ! :)

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      texan203 lm 4 years ago

      Delightful fun. SquidAngel Blessed! You did a fantastic job putting this lens together.

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      William Leverne Smith 4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      What fun! SquidAngel blessed! ;-)

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      Art Inspired 4 years ago

      Hooray for penguins! Thanks for putting together this great list of craft ideas! Happy National Penguin Day!

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      These are the Best Penguin Crafts I love them.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      Wow....what a great collection of penguin craft ideas and gifts all in one place, thank you

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Adorable! Wow, so many penguin crafts. Love these!!

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      ArtzeeChris LM 4 years ago

      Tons and tons of cute penguin ideas. I've made the light bulb penguin before, it comes out so cute. My brother in law collects penguins so I'm on the lookout for different penguin craft ideas for Christmas gifts.

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      Peregrina LM 4 years ago

      These are so cute! I love penguins.

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      I love the snowglobe

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      wiserworld 5 years ago

      Great ideas! I liked the finger puppets...