How to Make a Penguin Hand Print Craft

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 hand print in time.

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.

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.


White paint Black paper | ScissorsGoogly eyes | Glue sticks | Orange paper

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.

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.

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.

Penguin hand print

Glue the beak, feet, wings, and eyes to the penguin. Glue the penguin’s body to another piece of paper to secure it. Make sure each child writes their name on their hand print penguin so you know which penguin hand print belongs to which kid.

Planning for a Winter Theme? We’ve done all the work for you!

We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your WINTER THEME. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below:

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