Am I the only one who thinks penguins are just the cutest things? There’s only one thing that might be cuter than penguins, and that’s a penguin with earmuffs. I mean, just look at our Cotton Ball Paper Plate Penguin Craft!
Oh, the ear muffs! I don’t even know if a penguin has ears for earmuffs, that’s just cute. And the little beak and big eyes. I’ve been getting a kick out of this craft since we made them. For more penguin cuteness, be sure to check out our Paper Penguins Craft. They have scarves! And there’s also our Recycled CD Penguins Craft and Cardboard Roll Made with Hearts Penguins, too.
For our Cotton Ball Paper Plate Penguin Craft you will need paper plates, black paint, black and orange cardstock, large googly eyes, white cotton balls, pompoms, pipe cleaners, a paper hole punch, glue, and scissors.
Cotton Ball Paper Plate Penguin Craft
- Paper plate
- Black paint
- Cardstock – black and orange
- Googly eyes, large
- White cotton balls
- Colored pompoms
- Shiny pipe cleaners
- Paper hole punch
- School glue
Begin by painting the paper plates black.
Let dry completely.
Now swirl a circle of glue towards the bottom center of the plate. Begin adhering cotton balls.
Glue large googly eyes, as well as a small triangle beak out of the orange cardstock.
Cut rounded feet from the orange cardstock, as well. Glue in place.
Now cut 2 flippers out of the black cardstock.
Glue the flippers along the side of the plate.
Punch holes directly above the flippers. Take a pipe cleaner and insert one end in each hole.
Bend the ends of the pipe cleaners up along the back of the plate to secure.
And glue a pompom in the same color as the pipe cleaner directly over the punch holes.
Pretty cute, right? Yes! We have more great winter crafts at Our Kid Things for you to check out, too!