Clearly we have a **thing** about Penguin Crafts here on Red Ted Art. Well how can you resist a super duper cute DIY Penguin? Last week, we made some pom pom penguins (great to play with or even cute as Penguin Ornaments).. this week, we finally have our Paper Penguin Puppet.
Easy Paper Penguin Puppet Printable
Remember all our lovely Christmas Puppets to print? From Santa Puppets to Elf Puppets? Well.. this is the latest in our free set of Christmas Paper Puppet Printables (oh how we love a Free Printable!).
And about time too! And as before you get to choose from two different Penguin Puppet colours, as well as a Penguin Colouring Page!
Paper Penguin Puppet – Materials
- Your free printable (enter $0 at check out)
- Paper or light cardstock (I prefer light cardstock to be honest, but you can get away with regular printer paper)
- Bakers twine
- Hole punch
How to make a paper penguin puppet!
The paper penguin puppets really are super easy to make – as they have less parts to assemble as the other Christmas puppets. So it is really a only a question of whether you would like to colour your penguin yourself (go on… you know you want to) or make use of the coloured version.
We don’t have a Penguin Puppet Video (yet), but the flapping Penguin Arms are the same as the Bat arms in this video! So do take a peak! (The video is also available in slightly longer from on my YouTube channel, do give it a follow too!).
Penguin Paper Puppet Assembly
- Print onto light card stock and colour.
- Cut out your printable.
- You will now need to hole punch out four holes – 2 on the body and one each on the wings. Make sure you position the holes as per the template.
- Thread your bakers twine (we have thin bakers twine and a needle with a large eye). Knot one end and push through the wing in the position marked with a dot.
- Secure the wing to the penguin puppet’s body with a brad.
- Now run the needle through the second penguin’s wing.
- Secure the second wing to the penguin’s body.
- Make sure the bakers twine rund between the two wings and is a straight line when the wings are in the down position. Knot off the second side.
- Get another piece of bakers twine and secure in the middle of the first piece of twine.
- You are finished. You paper penguin puppet should now flap nicely!!!
Enjoy! Hope you enjoyed this lovely little Penguin Puppet.
Check out our full collection of DIY Paper Puppet Printables here: