Winter is here, which means ice, polar bears, and penguins. One of the fun parts of working in early education is all the fun crafts you can do with the kids to fit whatever learning theme you’re currently working on. You can use this fun penguin hand print craft when you’re completing a winter theme, penguin theme, or letter P theme! This craft will be one parents will treasure because it freezes the child’s handprint in time.

– Life Over C's Kids will say "AWW" when they see this adorable penguin hand print craft! Transform a hand print into an adorable penguin for a fun winter craft.

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Handprint Penguin Craft Supplies:

  • Blue, Black, & Yellow Construction Paper
  • White paint
  • Paper Plates,
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors

Kids will say “AWW” when they see this adorable hand print penguin craft! Transform a hand print into an adorable penguin for a fun winter craft.

– Life Over C's Materials you need to make a penguin hand print with kids

Gather your materials before starting this craft with the kids. You may want to have the kids dip their hands in paint one at a time if you’re doing it with a large group. This way, the paint stays where it belongs and not all over your room.

You’ll also need blue and black paper, white paint, paper plates, yellow paper, googly eyes, glue sticks, and scissors. Pour a blob of paint onto a paper plate and spread it out around the center of the paper plate.

– Life Over C's Press a white hand print down to begin the penguin hand print

Help the kids carefully dip their hand into the paint, then hold all their fingers together as they stamp their hand print onto the black paper. Let dry.

– Life Over C's Gather all of the pieces needed to make a penguin hand print

Cut out two legs, a beak, and two wings from yellow and black paper. Once the hand print is dry, cut an oval shape out around the hand to complete the penguin’s body.

– Life Over C's Penguin hand print

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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