- 25+ Simple Winter Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers
- What’s your favorite winter craft or activity for preschoolers?
- 11 Adorable Penguin Crafts for Kids
- 1. Round Penguin Craft
- 2. Paper Bag Penguin Puppet
- 3. Arctic Themed Potato Print Penguin Craft
- 4. Hand Painted Penguin Fridge Magnets
- 5. Recycled Water Bottle Penguin Craft
- 6. Penguin Finger Puppets
- 7. Footprint Penguin Wall Hanging
- 8. Toilet Paper Roll Penguins
- 9. Handprint Penguin Craft for Kids to Make
- 10. Circle Penguin Craft
- 11. Penguin Stones
- 12 Easy Christmas Crafts Anyone Can Make This Holiday Season
- 13 Perfect Penguin Crafts
- 40 Cool and Amazing Penguin Craft Ideas
- Penguin Crafts for Preschoolers
- Preschool Penguin Crafts
- Penguin Handprint Craft for Preschoolers
- Penguin Heart Craft for Kids
- Egg Carton Penguin Craft
- Handprint Penguin Craft
- How to Make a Penguin Hand Print Craft
- Pom Pom Penguin
- Cotton Ball Penguin Kid Craft
- Paper Roll Penguin Craft
- Waddling Penguin
- Paper Cup Penguin Craft
- Round Penguin Craft
- Penguin Ornaments
- Marble Painted Penguin
- Clear Ornament Penguin
- DIY Yarn Penguin
- P is for Penguin
- Penguin Painting
- Cardboard Tube Penguin
- Cute Penguin
- Cozy Penguin Printable Craft
- Recycled Penguin Craft
- Construction Paper Penguins
- Show Us Your Penguin Crafts for Preschoolers!
- More Kids’ Crafts You’ll Love
- 22 Classroom Winter Crafts That We Want to Try Right Now
- 1. Mix and Match Stone Snowmen
- 2. Snowy Day Collage
- 3. Yarn-Wrapped Stars
- 4. Glittery Snow Globe
- 5. Shredded Snowman
- 6. No-Sew Sock Penguin
- 7. Cheerio Bird Feeders
- 8. Swirly Glue and Glitter Snowmen
- 9. Irresistible Pine Cone Crafts
- 10. Stuck in a Snow Globe
- 11. Icy Cold Snow Paint
- 12. Over and Under the Snow
- 13. Classroom Igloo
- 14. Fingerprint Snow People
- 15. Custom Candles
- 16. Winter Tree Silhouette
- 17. Pasta Snowflakes
- 18. Snowflake Trees
- 19. Stained Glass Mittens
- 20. Silly Melted Snowmen
- 21. Snowy Forest Scene
- 22. Glittery Icicles
- 12 Fun And Cute DIY Penguin Crafts For Winter
- 25 Fun Penguin Crafts and Activities for Kids
25+ Simple Winter Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers
Winter can be long and cold, especially when you have young children and live up north as we do. Outdoor activities may be limited and it’s helpful to some simple ideas for winter crafts and activities for preschoolers.
I use some motivators to get my kids outside, my delicious Healthy Hot Cocoa recipe, but many days it’s just too cold to stay outside for longer than 20 minutes.
That’s why I decided to come up with a collection of 25 winter crafts and activities for preschoolers that will keep kids busy for hours. Best of all these indoor winter activities are SIMPLE and fairly mess-free!
If you’ve been asking yourself what to do with the kids in the winter, here’s your answer!
#1 Bring the outdoors in with colorful snowflakes made popsicle sticks.
#2 Practice writing their names with marshmallows.
#3 Build a snowman without the snow.
#4 Have just as much fun making these snowmen bathtub stickers, as playing with them during bathtime.
#5 Who knew a hole punch and paper could create beautiful snowflakes?
#6 Playdough is one of our all-time favorite winter art activities for preschoolers! Check out this easy homemade playdough recipe here.
#7 Keep those Happy Feet going with this cute penguin craft.
#8 Grab some crayons, glue and cotton balls for this cute Winter hat activity.
#9 The kids won’t be too sad creating these melting snowmen.
#10 Enjoy some nature indoors by creating this pine cone wall hanging.
#11 Keep the kids occupied with fun Winter scene playdough activity mats.
#12 Switch out the crafts for this Pin the Nose on the Snowman activity.
#13 Your kindergartner will enjoy learning with these Winter themed pattern mats.
#14 Make numbers fun with Missing Number Cards.
#15 Take this mess-free painting idea and make winter-themed bookmarks instead.
#16 These cute stained glass mittens are so colorful.
#17 How about a mini obstacle course, where the kiddos avoid the pine trees. (Pictured below from Life Over Cs) This is a perfect winter activity for preschoolers!
#18 This no mess Winter themed sensory bag is perfect for little hands.
#19 For more sensory fun, make these indoor snow sensory bags.
#20 Create an arctic scene with this sensory play activity.
#21 It’s okay to get out the paint, it can be mess free too using bells and a baking pan.
#22 Enjoy more mess-free painting fun creating penguin ink blots.
#23 Build a snowman coffee filters.
#24 Grab a little construction paper and pom poms for these cute hot cocoa mugs.
#25 Don’t toss those toilet paper rolls, save them for this mess-free snowman craft.
#26 Try this fun instant ice winter science experiment and wow your kids, neighbors, classroom, and anyone else who will pay attention with this easy science experiment!
#27 Salt crystal snowflakes are simple to make and so much fun, kids won’t even realize they’re learning about science too!
What’s your favorite winter craft or activity for preschoolers?
11 Adorable Penguin Crafts for Kids
Penguins are fun, playful and fascinating little animals that children just love! It’s no surprise that movies Happy Feet turn out to be so popular. Penguins also generate lots of kiddie crowds at zoos and aquariums, and they have attracted even more attention following the 2005 documentary, March of the Penguins.
Penguins are mostly found in the Arctic regions of the world, but did you know that you can find penguins in Africa too? It’s true! There are many great resources out there to learn about these fascinating animals.
A great way to learn is by doing, so let’s get on with some really fun crafts that you can do with your kids to spark their interest in these cute little guys.
Winter is the perfect time to teach your kids all about penguins, but it’s also Penguin Awareness Day on January 20, so this is the perfect opportunity!
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1. Round Penguin Craft
Grab a Styrofoam ball or any other ball to make this round and adorable penguin craft from Easy Peasy and Fun – toddlers, preschoolers and kids in kindergarten will love this project.
2. Paper Bag Penguin Puppet
This cute Paper Bag Penguin Puppet from Artsy Momma makes me smile! It’s super easy and fun and makes a great accompaniment to the book If You were a Penguin.
3. Arctic Themed Potato Print Penguin Craft
Get the creative juices of your kids flowing with this engaging and Arctic themed activity. This potato print penguin also makes for a perfect craft for show and tell in classrooms.
4. Hand Painted Penguin Fridge Magnets
Turn mundane wooden disks, coasters, plastic lids or even old CDs into these cute little hand painted fridge magnets from Heavily Edited. They’re perfect to gift, but are so cute you might just decide to keep them.
5. Recycled Water Bottle Penguin Craft
Sure, it’s great to teach your little one about the virtues of recycling, but why not turn a dry lesson into an adorable recycled craft? Your child can use an old water bottle and a few other household materials to make her own eco-friendly pal, as shown in Education.
6. Penguin Finger Puppets
Kids will have hours of fun putting on plays with their handmade penguin finger puppets. These easy-to-make felt puppets from Fantastic Find can be dressed up to represent any theme your kids can dream up!
7. Footprint Penguin Wall Hanging
Cute little penguins welcome everyone to your home! These foot print penguins on an adorable canvas wall from Come Together Kids make a great gift for grandparents, aunts and uncles!
8. Toilet Paper Roll Penguins
Upcycle toilet paper rolls for this cute band of penguins from My Happy Crafts. They can even stand up on their feet… and walk in the snow!
9. Handprint Penguin Craft for Kids to Make
Turn your child’s hand prints into penguin feet for this adorable penguin craft from Crafty Morning! Fun guaranteed!
10. Circle Penguin Craft
This craft from Reading Confetti is a simple yet engaging paper craft for kids. It’s perfect to learn about shapes and is great for scissor practice too.
11. Penguin Stones
Your kids are going to love this penguin craft from Adventures of Adam! Turn a regular stone into a pet penguin – how cute! If it’s too cold to go out looking for stones you can check your local craft store for small bags of smooth pebbles.
Apart from Crafts, check out these links for simple Penguin related Literacy activities for your little one:
We’re pretty sure you can’t wait to make some cute little penguins of your own. Most of these penguin crafts for kids will require things that you probably have already, so roll up your sleeves and dive right in!
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12 Easy Christmas Crafts Anyone Can Make This Holiday Season
Personalize your holiday cheer with handmade ornaments, last-minute gifts, indoor and outdoor decorations, or an elegant yet easy-to-prepare family activity, all laid out in simple steps by the editors in our workshop.
The holidays are a time for everyone to gather 'round and appreciate they time they get to spend with one another. And what better way to do just that than starting a new tradition? We think making Christmas crafts together is a great way to enhance the holiday cheer.
Try some of these easy Christmas crafts to celebrate the season: Felt holly corsages are so easy to make that even smaller children can put them together on their own, but they are pretty enough for adults to wear, too.
Pinecone elves and snowy dioramas make charming decorations that don't require extensive supplies—you can make use of the jars, paint, and toys at home, or naturally foraged materials in your own backyard.
Paper snowflakes are always a classic activity that the whole family can make together: Each snowflake is as unique as the people who make them, so you can cut and fold them in a whole flurry.
None of these projects call for any particular skill, which makes them fun for crafters of all ages. Turn a set of stockings into an advent calendar that reveals special treats as you countdown to Christmas.
And old toys gain new life when they are repurposed into Christmas tree ornaments. For a quick craft that's also sweet, candy canes easily transform into the tails of festive mice party favors.
Most of these crafts take mere minutes or less to complete, which means you can deck the halls and make things merry all the more speedily.
Here, find inspiration in our editors' ideas—all of them are made to get everyone (you, included) into the holiday spirit.
The secret to dashing off this pretty basket-weave motif is the tool: Just dip the end of a one-inch foam brush in fabric paint, then tap, tap, tap it in three parallel lines.
Change directions and repeat till you have a band across the top, or go with the flow down to the tippy-toes.
(Tip: For straight, even rows, keep the felt brush parallel to the top or side of the stocking as you work, says Living home editor Lorna Aragon.)
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Jacquard Lumiere Acrylics Fabric Paint, in Bright Gold, $4.39 for 67 ml, dickblick.com. Fabelab Soft Bunny Rattle, $20, fabelab.myshopify.com. Jellycat Bashful Raccoon, $26, rhbabyandchild.com. Folkmanis Puppets Miini Spotted Owl, $8.49, folkmanis.com. Mast Brothers Milk Chocolate Bars, $11 each, murrayscheese.
For a playful nod to the traditional Christmas pin, try these cheerful corsages. They're easy enough for a child to make but sophisticated enough for her mom to wear. Once you gather your supplies, it's a snap to make multiple corsages in a single afternoon.
Print the template, and cut out. From a piece of felt, cut one 2 1/2-by-5-inch rectangle for each pair of leaves. Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise. Crease with an iron set to “wool.
” With the rectangle still folded, trace the template and cut out the shape using scissors; unfold. To make the four-leaf design, cross two felt shapes; using a low-temperature glue gun, attach at the center.
For the two-leaf version, dab glue at the center of one felt shape, and fold, angling the leaves. Glue desired trimmings to the front and a bar pin or a barrette to the back. To it prepare as a gift: Cut a 4-by-5-inch piece of card stock.
Punch two small holes, about an inch apart, into the center of the card. Attach the pin or barrette. Using a rubber stamp and a white ink pad, stamp a “tag.” Lastly, write the recipient's name and a greeting.
Shop Now: Wool Felt, 18″ by 18″, starting from $8, magiccabin.com. Creatology Pink Mixed Pom-Poms, 1/2″, michaels.com. Coobar Metal Silver French Barrette Hair Clips, $6.70 for 24, amazon.com.
In our modern twist to an old-world tradition, simple, graphic patterns pop when strung in neon cord. We created geometric patterns by weaving hot-pink, silver, and gold cords around embedded cloves for these thoroughly modern pomanders: Insert cloves into citrus at points of an arrow, diamond, or other shape, spacing them evenly around fruits' circumference.
Tie one end of cord around head of a clove, leaving a 2-inch tail. Wrap cord around each clove head to form desired shape. Some designs ( diamonds) may require tying off cord after a couple of shapes and retying cord to another clove. Continue wrapping cord around cloves until you reach starting point. Tie together end of cord and tail left at start. Trim off any excess.
Shop Now: Ceylon Flavors Organic Whole Cloves, $7 for 3 1/2 oz., amazon.com. C-LON Bead Cord, Fluorescent Hot Pink, 0.5 mm, $4.50 for 92 yds., barreloeads.com.
Get the Pipe-Cleaner Snowflake Ornament How-To
Need a fun, easy-to-make project that will keep the kids busy? All you need to create these ornaments are wire cutters, needle-nose pliers (both for adults' use only), and pipe cleaners. They make great gifts for teachers, to adorn presents, or to hang from your tree.
Get the Candy Cane Mice How-To
It's the kids who will be doing the nibbling when these sweet mice are around. A combination of two Christmas icons—mice and candy canes—these tiny fabric creatures, with their red-and-white-striped tails, make fitting favors at a holiday dinner or delightful gifts for children to give to friends and relatives.
Grouped, these handmade paper trees become a sweet winter scene. To make them, use a craft punch to create paper circles in graduated sizes (the ones shown here have six-, seven-, eight-, and nine-inch diameters). Cut the circles in half, roll them into cones, and secure them with double-sided tape.
Then, cut a skewer to accommodate them. Snip the tip off the largest cone, slide it down the skewer, and secure it with hot glue. Repeat with progressively smaller cones, overlapping them by about a half-inch. For the top cone, do not snip a hole; just glue it onto the skewer.
Then insert the skewer into the wood bead's hole and glue it into place.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Crafts Diamond Lace Circle Edge Punch, $16.25, amazon.com. Woodpeckers Square Wood Bead, 1″, $0.35 each, woodpeckerscrafts.com.
Get the Cookie-Cutter Ornaments How-To
These cookie-cutter ornaments make great, sentimental gifts; luckily they're faster to make than cookies are to bake. Use inexpensive aluminum cutters and choose patterned papers or pictures photocopied onto card stock to personalize a set for your whole family.
Capture the season under glass—and check lots of folks off your list easily and inexpensively with these mini wintry worlds that combine the cuteness of snow globes with the beauty of bell-jar terrariums.
Using the lid as a base, form a snow-covered mountain or frosty iceberg with a mound of clay. (We used glitter to mimic the sparkle of snow.
) Figurines such as these skiers and penguins can be found at hobby shops, and the jars can be bought in bulk.
To make one, mold clay into mounds of snow. (To create a pond, above, below jar, first mold clay onto mirror.) Let dry. Glue clay (or mirror) to the underside of the jar's lid.
Brush clay with glue, and cover with glitter; let dry. Brush figurines with glue, and set in place; let dry. Line the inner rim of the jar with silicone adhesive.
Carefully invert the jar over your scene, and screw to the lid; let dry.
Shop Now: Craft Smart Polymer Clay, in White, $12.49 for 1 lb., michaels.com. $8, Martha Stewart Super Fine Glitter, in Sugar Cube, $7, michaels.com. Darice Mirrors, 3″, $2.50 for 5, createforless.
com. Weck Mold Jar, 1/5 liter, $17.25 for 6, weckjars.com. Weck Tulip Jar, 1/2 liter, $19.75 for 6, weckjars.com. Preiser HO Scale Figurines, $16.29, hobbylinc.com. Liquid Nails Silicone Adhesive, $4, homedepot.com.
Deck the halls—or front door—with a petite bough, formed from a wire coat hanger and greenery left over from garland making. Using wire cutters, trim off the hanger top, as shown. Push the bottom of the hanger inward to shape it into an upside-down V.
Wrap floral wire around entire hanger, forming a web in the space between the hanger wires. Wrap sprigs of greenery together with floral wire to create several small bundles. Wire greenery to the hanger, overlapping bundles to create a full appearance.
For a festive finishing touch, add a ribbon bow.
Shop Now: The Container Store Chrome Metal Hangers, $9 for 4, containerstore.com. Panacea 22-Gauge Floral Wire, in Silver, $3, michaels.com.
Get the Pinecone Elves How-To
Memo to Santa's assistants from Head Elf, Creative Department: It has come to our attention that these elf figurines are a joy to make.
All you need are pinecones, pipe cleaners, and other simple supplies (no toy-making expertise necessary). Furthermore, the charming sprites have many applications.
They can be used as decorations on a mantel, under a tree, or atop presents. In conclusion, we expect the little guys to be big hits this Christmas.
These linen styles come together fast with a super-simple blanket stitch. To make a single stocking, print and cut out templates. Fold the linen in half. Pin on the template; cut out both linen pieces at once. Stack the linen pieces. Punch holes at 1-inch intervals around all but top edge of stocking. Thread needle with twine, and finish the edges with a blanket stitch.
Shop Now: Purl Soho Watercolor Linen, in Rock Salt, $20.80, purlsoho.com. Recollections White Twine Spool, $8, michaels.com.
Get the Paper Snowflakes How-To
Grace your panes with paper snowflakes, attaching them with poster putty. Or, tape them together to create a paper snowflake wreath.
13 Perfect Penguin Crafts
Whose favorite animal is a penguin!?
40 Cool and Amazing Penguin Craft Ideas
I think penguin crafts increased in popularity after Happy Feet hit theaters. I love the looks and crafting of little penguins, so I enjoyed finding a list of fun craft ideas for you to try. I imagine both kids and adults a will love doing them. I hope these inspire you to get penguin spirit going!
Crafty Morning shares how to make the cute penguins above.
Imagine making a whole bunch of these little penguins and finding entertaining ways to use them in your winter decorations. Add a string to hang them as Christmas ornaments or a skewer to turn them into plant stakes. If you need a fun centerpiece, group them together to make a bigger visual impact. Find the instructions for making little egg carton penguins at kiwi crate.
Popsicle sticks can be turned into anything with a dose of creative inspiration! This penguin is one of them, and it makes a nice project for an art class. You can find the directions at Simple Living Mama.
Use fuzzy socks to make these little penguins. They come in so many pretty colors and unique combinations, so the ones you create will be unique to you! Craft Passion shares the tutorial to make them.
Preschool kids and toddlers will enjoy making this shredded paper penguin as much as the older kids. It's also a great way to upcycle papers you don't need anymore!
How To Instructions shares how to put these polymer clay penguins together. Don't they look adorable huddled together?
A little paper mache makes a whole lot of fun and excitement for the kids. Make this penguin rattle over at DAILY DOSE of ART!
It's always fun to make new ornies each year and this wooden penguin ornament is sure cute. I do think we should put the year on them tho to make them extra special.
These are sweet finger puppets that can be used in an arrangement or as garden stakes. To make them ready for the outdoors, simply stuff them with fiberfill and glue the little penguin on a skewer or length of wire.
Here's a playful dancing penguin project for elementary-aged kids. Find the instructions for this paper craft at Kids & Glitter.
Even the youngest kids will be able to glue pieces of tissue paper onto a penguin shape. See the instructions at Free Kids Crafts, get out the tissue paper, and let the kids glue to their heart's content.
Make this penguin button art designed by Repeat Crafter Me..
Little kids (as well as not-so-little kids) will look forward to indoor games when these penguin beanbags are involved!
I can see these stuffed animal penguins used in a modern or contemporary home. Just change the colors and prints to match your décor with a beautiful touch!
I wish one of my knitting friends would gift me will a cute penguin this. Find the pattern at knitty.
Polymer clay and a toilet paper roll are the main supplies you need for this napkin ring project. Get the kids to help make these napkin rings and they'll happily oblige!
A candy bar dressed a penguin would make a great gift for the kids in your child's classroom. Learn how to make it at Reflections.
Make this penguin play set and you'll be thrilled with the results!
Crafty-Crafted.com shares how to make this playful penguin.
It's amazing what a little imagination and black paint can do to a cardboard box. And then to make a child's penguin game from it is outstanding.
I think these are just the cutest penguins ever. Find out how you can make some just them at Craftberry Bush.
This is a great paper plate project that will be easy for the kids to make. Find the instructions and download at The Pinterested Parent.
This would be a great classroom project for kids from grades K-2. Imagine how cute the penguins could turn out when the kids are given the shapes to glue details onto a penguin shape! Older kids could actually cut out the shapes make their projects. See the instructions for this heart penguin at Family Crafts.
Elmore penguin is one of the cutest penguins I have ever seen. Learn how to make this penguin at Jennifer Jangles.
Perhaps you don't consider using a hot water bottle fun, but this knit penguin cover will definitely make it more entertaining!
Use chubby water bottles for the base of this penguin. He's so cute and will be great fun to make. Craft Elf shares the supply and instructions to put him together.
Let the kids go wild making these paper cup penguins to give as gifts or to decorate your home!
Children who love to read also love making penguin bookmarks. And they'll use the bookmarks or give them as gifts to mom or dad.
Look at these cute little pom pom penguins. The tutorial gives directions for using a pom pom maker or using a cardboard.
When I was volunteering as an art teacher a few years ago, we did a number of projects using paper bags. I wish I had known about this paper bag penguin at the time. The kids would have loved it.
Another of the inexpensive items we used in art class were tp rolls. Look how great these cardboard tube penguins turn out.
Penguin Crafts for Preschoolers
Get ready for some chilly fun with these easy Penguin Crafts for Preschoolers! They’re perfect for those cold, wintery months and for learning more about penguins!
Preschool Penguin Crafts
This winter we were obsessed with all things penguin! From this handprint penguin craft (it’s seriously adorable!) to penguin brownies (yummy!), there wasn’t a penguin craft or activity that we tried that we didn’t love.
So, we gathered up some of our favorite penguin crafts for preschoolers to share with you. There are lots of different materials used to make them, so whether you’re looking for a paper plate penguin craft or a penguin puppet, there’s something for everyone!
Penguin Handprint Craft for Preschoolers
Here’s our super simple penguin handprint craft for preschoolers. It just takes a few supplies and before you know it your penguin will be ready to display!
Penguin Heart Craft for Kids
We made this penguin craft when my daughter was little. She had a heart obsession, so we made the penguins hearts. Aren’t they adorable?!?
Egg Carton Penguin Craft
This egg carton penguin craft is super easy and affordable to create. I love being able to use recyclables in my projects because it teaches my kids to think creatively and to use items over and over before discarding them.
Handprint Penguin Craft
Turn your child’s handprints into penguin feet in this adorable penguin craft.
Penguin Handprint Craft
How to Make a Penguin Hand Print Craft
This craft is a parents treasure as it freezes the child’s handprint in time!
Pom Pom Penguin
Make this cute little fuzzy pom pom penguin pet craft with just a few items.
Cotton Ball Penguin Kid Craft
Download the printable and glue some cotton balls on the penguin’s belly following the directions on the paper.
Paper Roll Penguin Craft
Make these cute paper roll penguin crafts with your preschoolers using leftover toilet paper tubes!
This adorable waddling penguin craft for kids is both fun to make AND fun to play with.
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Paper Cup Penguin Craft
Then, make these DIY Paper cup penguins turned party poppers for some indoor winter fun!
Round Penguin Craft
If you’ve got a Styrofoam ball rolling around and want to make something it this round penguin craft can be just the thing!
These penguins are so cute you’re going to want to craft a whole colony of these cheeky black and white characters with your kids.
Marble Painted Penguin
This toddler and preschool penguin craft involves a process art activity that uses marbles to paint the body. Once it’s dry, add the details and hang on the wall.
Clear Ornament Penguin
Make this adorable penguin ornament craft for the holidays or any time of year.
DIY Yarn Penguin
These crafts are easy to make and so adorable! Your kids will love to help you, so help them make their own penguin to add to the family!
P is for Penguin
Share rhymes and songs that go with the letter of the week while you create the letter P for penguin!
The great thing about this activity is that each penguin painting will look totally unique.
Cardboard Tube Penguin
Have a lot of toilet paper rolls hanging around? We’ll turn them into cardboard tube penguins so cute you’ll want to make a whole colony!
Make this adorable penguin craft using items in your craft closet!
Cozy Penguin Printable Craft
Here’s a cute printable penguin craft that can be painted and colored!
Recycled Penguin Craft
Make these adorable penguin crafts using recycled yogurt containers.
Construction Paper Penguins
This easy and fun penguin craft uses torn construction paper pieces and glue and google eyes. A great project for preschoolers!
Show Us Your Penguin Crafts for Preschoolers!
Did you make one of the penguin crafts above? Show us! Snap a picture and tag us on Instagram @ThatKidsCraftSite! We can’t wait to celebrate your creativity!
More Kids’ Crafts You’ll Love
22 Classroom Winter Crafts That We Want to Try Right Now
Brrr! Can you feel the chill in the air? With winter weather ramping up across the country, now is the perfect time to get creative in the classroom! Try one (or more) of these adorable, easy-to-do classroom winter crafts and watch your kids light up. Pair them with a winter-themed read aloud for extra learning and fun.
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1. Mix and Match Stone Snowmen
SOURCE: In the Playroom
All you need for this craft is flat rocks, white paint, and colored Sharpies. Decorate each stone as one part of a snowman and once you’re done, you can mix and match the bodies or stack them up to build a really tall snowman!
2. Snowy Day Collage
SOURCE: Cute DIY Projects
Use bright-color construction paper, Sharpies, and white paint to create these charming snowy forest scenes.
3. Yarn-Wrapped Stars
SOURCE: The Inspired Treehouse
Not only are these little ornaments cute, they help kids work on their fine motor skills! For a full explanation, click the link above.
4. Glittery Snow Globe
SOURCE: Hey Let’s Make Stuff
This mesmerizing mason jar snow globe is not just pretty, it can also be used as a calm-down tool.
5. Shredded Snowman
SOURCE: Baby Center
Finally, a great use for shredded documents! This tactile craft is fun and easy for little ones to put together.
6. No-Sew Sock Penguin
SOURCE: Easy Peasy and Fun
This rice-filled sock craft is so simple—a little cutting and a little glueing, and your students have a new little buddy.
7. Cheerio Bird Feeders
SOURCE: Red Ted Art
Share the love with our fine feathered friends. Create shapes with bendable wire, thread with Cheerios, add a ribbon, and hang!
8. Swirly Glue and Glitter Snowmen
SOURCE: I Heart Crafty Things
Only for the brave of heart—this craft involves glitter! Start with a watercolor background then add swirls of white glue. Before the glue dries, sprinkle on glitter. Once the glue dries, add accessories such as button eyes and fabric scarves.
9. Irresistible Pine Cone Crafts
SOURCE: Two Kids and a Coupon
This blogger has created the cutest pine cone crafts ever! From the adorable elves and hedgehogs to the fairies and owls, your kids will flip for these little forest creatures.
10. Stuck in a Snow Globe
SOURCE: Boy Mama, Teacher Mama
Making your own snow globes is simple when you use clear plastic bowls, photos of your students, and this adorable writing prompt.
11. Icy Cold Snow Paint
SOURCE: Growing a Jeweled Rose
Your kids will love using this creamy, puffy paint to whip up a snowman friend. Here’s a tip: When you chill the glue beforehand, it really feels snow!
12. Over and Under the Snow
SOURCE: Arts @ Bell
Read Kate Messner’s charming story book of the same name, then create your own winter scene.
13. Classroom Igloo
SOURCE: Hub Pages
Start recycling now, people! This cozy snow fort is a great cooperative-learning and engineering project for the whole class.
14. Fingerprint Snow People
SOURCE: A Cupcake for the Teacher
Tiny canvases, acrylic paint, and toothpicks (oh, and fingers!) are all you need for this adorable keepsake.
15. Custom Candles
SOURCE: Come Together Kids
Use heat transfer to make these delightful and original candles. So clever!
16. Winter Tree Silhouette
SOURCE: Inner Child Fun
Use masking tape to create the shape of a winter tree, then paint a watercolor wash over the whole page. Once the paint is dry, remove the tape, and you’ll have this beautiful winter scene.
17. Pasta Snowflakes
SOURCE: I Heart Crafty Things
Who knew that coffee filters, straws, and wagon-wheel pasta could be so adorable? Tape them to your classroom windows or bulletin board to create a winter wonderland.
18. Snowflake Trees
SOURCE: The Spruce
Here’s a fun twist on the age-old art of paper snowflakes. All you need is a bundle of sticks, some white copy paper, and scissors. Warning: You might want to have the recycle bin handy to capture all the scraps!
19. Stained Glass Mittens
Your kids will love seeing the sunlight dance across these stained glass mittens. You provide the frame, then they glue the squares of tissue paper. Simple!
20. Silly Melted Snowmen
SOURCE: Live Craft Love
A new twist on the classic snowman craft. This hilarious craft is simple to make and will put a smile on your students’ faces.
21. Snowy Forest Scene
SOURCE: I Heart Crafty Things
This blogger paired this winter scene activity with the book Snowballs by Lois Ehlert.
22. Glittery Icicles
SOURCE: Kids Craft Room
Believe it or not, the base of this craft is plastic milk bottles. A gorgeous way to reuse and recycle an everyday object.
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Also, check out 37 Gift Ideas for Students That Won’t Break the Bank.
12 Fun And Cute DIY Penguin Crafts For Winter
There are several animals that are traditionally connected with winter and Christmas, and a deer is number one among them. But if you want something non-traditional and a bit more whimsical, think penguins! This is a great idea that will excite both kids and adults, especially if there’s no snow in your place and you want a snowy feel for this winter. Let’s make some cute penguins!
Simple wood doll pins can be turned into pretty and cute penguins. All you need is some paint and scarp fabric, and these penguins will make adorable toys or Christmas decorations, and you can also use them as gift toppers – get inspired!
DIY penguins of wood pins (via www.craftcreatecook.com)
This cutest penguin in a turtleneck sweater and a beanie is made of a sock! The whole toy is made without sewing, with only glue but you can sew it if you want. The sweater is decorated with colorful buttons, and it makes the penguin even cuter!
DIY no sew sock penguin (via craftsncoffee.com)
If you are familiar with sewing, these stuffed penguins will be easy for you to make. They are made of felt of appropriate colors for a penguin, and look rather cute. These are ideal toys for your kids to play with whenever they want to!
DIY stuffed penguins for kids (via www.colouredbuttons.com)
These little cuties are made of colorful foam and every kid can make a personalized one using foam and a free template represented in the tutorial. These penguins will be cute Christmas ornaments or just decorations, make some with your kids and enjoy!
DIY penguins of colorful foam (via www.thecraftblog.com)
crocheting? Realize this project with a crocheted penguin, it’s rather easy and the piece is gonna be small and cute. It can be given as a toy to your kids, or work as an ornament.
DIY crochet penguing with bead eyes (via www.sugaridoo.com)
This cute felt penguin ornament is easy to make even for those who don’t know how to sew – this tutorial is for beginners! It’s an easy craft for Christmas and you can give them as gifts or hang as ornaments.
DIY felt penguin ornament (via www.handmadeintheheartland.com)
These adorable Arctic creatures will make your Christmas tree more unique. They are made using beads, felt and pinecones, yes, pinecones, which is already unusual! These penguins seem to carry large snowy pinecones, and they are great for Christmas!
DIY penguin ornaments with pinecones (via www.hellowonderful.co)
This tutorial will tell you how to make three different animals of pinecones but we’ll look at the penguin, of course. The penguin is made of a narrow pinecone, a bead for the head and some colorful felt. The craft is pretty easy and your kids can make it yourself.
DIY narrow pinecone penguin (via empressofdirt.net)
Whether you are an adult who loves stuffed toys, or you have kids who love them, this stuffed penguin is a nice and fun idea. The craft involves some sewing but I’m sure, you can handle it as all the instructions are stated.
DIY funny stuffed penguin (via www.akamatra.com)
These colorful striped penguins are made of socks! You’ll have to sew some pieces, add button eyes, bows, scarves and other accessories depending on the look you want for the toys. Get inspired by the idea, and maybe you’ll want to change the colors or accessories while crafting.
DIY sock penguins with sewing (via www.craftpassion.com)
Polymer clay is an ideal material to make any figurines, and it’s great for penguins, too! This craft doesn’t require much instructing, and you can easily make these penguins yourself and invite your children to craft them with you. Get inspired!
DIY polymer clay figurines (via creatorsjoy.blogspot.ru)
These little penguins can be made of large beans or small white pebbles. All you need is some markers to change them. After making the penguins you can create some fun games for kids with them – there are some ideas in the tutorial, enjoy!
DIY penguins of large beans (via idejki-zatejki.blogspot.ru)
25 Fun Penguin Crafts and Activities for Kids
It’s mid-November down here in the Southern U.S. and we’ve (finally) started to get some cold weather. So there’s no doubt that winter’s around the corner.
I have to be honest: Winter is probably my least favorite season. Me and cold weather just do not get along. (I’m from Florida. What can I say?)
But I do love making winter-themed crafts with the family, so I thought I’d find some super cute penguin crafts for kids to share today! And I’m not just saying that. These are really, really adorable.
These penguin crafts for kids would be a great way to add art to a winter or Arctic unit!
If your kids these, don’t forget to check out some snowman crafts for kids you can make too!
1. Coffee Filter Penguin Craft – Look! We’re Learning!
2. Tacky the Penguin Craft – I Heart Crafty Things
3. Penguin Sensory Bottle – Teaching Mama
4. Penguin Feathers Science Experiment – Raising Little Superheroes
5. Sledding Penguins Frozen Banana Snack – Reading Confetti
6. Easy Penguin Bookmark Corner – Red Ted Art
7. Paper Heart Penguin Craft – Crafty Morning
8. Penguin Coloring Page Craft – Kids Activities Blog
9. Round Penguin Craft – Easy Peasy and Fun
10. Girl Penguin Craft for Kids – Housing a Forest
11. Penguin Footprint Art – Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
12. Paper Cup Penguin Craft – The Imagination Tree
13. Easy Origami Penguin Cards – Red Ted Art
14. Penguin Ice Cube Counting Game – Preschool Powol Packets
15. Skating Penguin Small World – Adventures of Adam
16. Macaroni Penguin – Parenting Chaos
17. Penguin Snowball I Spy Game – Simple Fun for Kids
18. Penguin Lacing Cards – Living Life and Learning
19. Penguin Water Bead Sensory Bin – 3 Dinosaurs
20. Circle Penguin Craft – Reading Confetti
21. Clay Penguin Photo Holder – Artsy Craftsy Mom
22. Penguin Puppets – I Can Teach My Child
23. Royal Penguin Kids’ Craft – I Heart Crafty Things
24. DIY Penguin Math Counters – The Educators’ Spin On It
25. Popsicle Stick Bow Tie Penguin Craft – Crafty Morning
If you loved these penguin crafts for kids, check out more of our winter learning ideas!
And you can get more fun winter teaching tips on my Winter Activities for Kids Pinterest board!
This post is part of the Penguin free unit study roundup! Stop by to read more penguin learning ideas from my fellow bloggers!
Toilet Paper Roll Penguin – Playdough and Popsicles
Children’s Books about Penguins – The Jenny Evolution
Fun Penguin Life Cycle App – iGameMom
Penguin Sight Words – Adventures of Adam
Do You Want to Dress a Penguin? – Sight Sound and Reading
Penguin Dress Up Activity – Schooling a Monkey
Penguin Videos for Kids – Tales of Education at Home
Slippery Ice Science Experiment – Craft Create Calm
Penguin Notebooking Pages – The Natural Homeschool