On a day when there’s snow falling on the ground outside, we’ve spent the day indoors making this adorable Paper Circle Penguin Craft!
Yes, these penguins are made from a few more shapes than circles. It’s mostly circles, though. And if you have a set of paper punches that include a 2”, 1.5”, and ⅝”, then these penguins will be an absolute breeze. Not to mention so fun and cute!
For more penguin crafts be sure to also see this Easy Penguin Craft using folded paper, our Cotton Ball Paper Plate Penguin Craft, this Recycled CD Penguin Craft, and Cardboard Roll Heart Penguin Craft.
To make our Paper Circle Penguin Craft you will need cardstock in assorted colors plus black, white, and orange, paper punches, craft sticks, small googly eyes, scissors, and a glue stick.
Make a Penguin Craft out of Simple Circles
- Cardstock – black, white, orange, assorted colors
- Paper punches – 2″, 1.5″, 5/8″
- Googly eyes, small
- Craft sticks
- Glue stick
Begin by punching circles from black and white cardstock or paper.
You will need two 2” black circles and two 1.5” white circles.
Glue the two black circles one on top of the other.
Then glue the white circles in the center of the black circles.
Now, punch one more 2” black circle.
Cut this circle in half and glue each half along the side for flippers.
Next, punch a 2” circle from your choice of colored cardstock. You will also need to cut a strip from the colored cardstock, a smaller strip, and use the ⅝” punch to make 2 small circles.
Glue the longer strip in place for a scarf. And glue the smaller strip coming off of the longer strip.
Cut the 2” colored circle in half. Cut out the inside of the half circle, leaving just an edge.
Glue the two small circles to the ends.
And glue in place over the head for earmuffs.
Now it’s time to adhere googly eyes. Also cut a small triangle from the orange paper and glue in place for the beak.
Finally, glue the penguin to a craft stick so it’s easy to play and pretend with.
Such a cute winter craft, and a wonderful way to continue learning about shapes, too.
We hope you love this craft as much as we do! Be sure to find more winter craft ideas at Our Kid Things!