Potato Printing Penguin Cards for Preschoolers

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We love making homemade cards.. and this time of year, there are two sets of cards my kids are making – CHRISTMAS CARDS for the class friends (check out our Super Simple Christmas Cards to make) as well as THANK YOU cards for family post Christmas!

Easy Penguin cards to make with preschoolers
Fun with potato printing penguin cards first shared in Dec 2019

Needless to say, we tend to make our Thank You cards AFTER Christmas – I find that period between Christmas and the new year to be the best time! These are the thank you cards we made LAST year. Check out our fun Potato Printing Penguin Cards! I say for “preschoolers”, but my 8 and 10yrs old still enjoyed making them. And we have an extensive collection of Thank You Cards to check out here too!

Potato Printing Cards – Materials

  • Half a potato
  • Cookie Cutters (optional)
  • Spoon
  • Paint in desired colours
  • Card
  • Googly eyes & glue (optional)

How to make Potato Printing Penguin Cards

Easy Penguin cards to make with preschoolers
Print making with potatoes – distribue the paint evenly

Cut your potato in half – make the cut as straight edges as possible – to allow for easy printing.

Using an oval, round or heart shaped cookie cutter, cut a hole into the potato. This will be your penguin’s tummy.

Dry the potato and apply colour to the main body.

Carefully make your prints. You may get 2-3 prints per “paint loading”. You may also wish to practice first!!!

Easy Penguin cards to make with preschoolers
Add finger print details to your penguin

Let dry fully. Once dry, add a little penguin beak and feet with your finger prints. Again, let dry fully.

Easy Penguin cards to make with preschoolers
Super cute – quick and easy penguin thank you cards

Once dried, add googly eyes and any other embellishments such as bows and bow ties.

Easy Potato Printing Penguin Cards

Your cards are finished and ready for posting!

You may also like this potato print walrus… isn’t he fun?!

walrus print cards

Would you like to see more Super Simple Thank You Cards? Check these out.

Collage of Thank You Cards for kids to make

Or visit our full collection of card making ideas here!