Hi Friends! I’m Vin Giannetto from Young School Art and I’m thrilled to be back at Red Ted Art as a guest contributor for the 31 Days of Love craft extravaganza and bringing you a lovely Kids’ Valentine’s Craft Idea! Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get crafting with your kids! Today I brought along some adorable stand-up penguins to celebrate love, friendship, and crafting! These freestanding little guys will waddle into your heart and are the perfect paper craft valentine for your special someone! So grab some construction paper and let’s get started! Hope you enjoy this Paper Valentine’s Penguin Craft!
Be sure to tag me on Instagram @youngschoolartwithmr.g so I can see just how cute your little penguins turn out!
Paper Valentine’s Penguin Paper Craft Supplies:
- black paper
- white paper
- orange paper
- white crayon
- glue stick
- red, pink, or purple paper
Valentines’s Penguin Paper Craft Step by Step Directions:
Step 1: Fold a piece of black construction paper in half. Now we’re ready to draw our penguin!Begin by drawing the penguin’s head at the top of the fold and continue drawing down to the bottom of the page to create his body. Check that the top of the penguin’s head meets the fold. Next, draw one penguin wing.
Step 2: Time for some cutting! Cut out the penguin’s body and wing. Be sure to keep the paper folded as you cut! Now you’ve created two wings and a folded penguin body.
Step 3: Now comes the fun part! Let’s make some creative details. Draw a heart on white paper for his belly. Next, make two eyes and a beak. Finally, create any other fun details you like including a bow tie, hat, hair bow or additional hearts. There are so many creative possibilities!
Step 4: Let’s get gluing! Collect up all of your penguin pieces and glue them to the body. Save the feet to glue on after step 5.
Step 5: Now let’s get this guy standing! Fold the bottom edges of the penguin a half inch and glue together to create a base for the penguin.
Thanks for crafting with me today! I hope these penguins brightened your day! Keep that construction paper handy and I’ll be back next month with another fun craft! Find Vin on youngschoolart.blogspot.com, facebook and instagram!
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