Our daughter loves penguins, so this craft was created when she asked to make a penguin during craft time one weekend morning.  This is a great animal craft for toddlers to help teach them about penguins and where they live as well as a great winter craft!  We both love it because the body of the penguin is made by tracing her foot so I plan to keep making footprint penguins every year to watch how my own little penguin has grown!

What you'll need:

  • Black, white and orange construction paper
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • White crayon

How to make your Footprint Penguin Craft

  • Trace your child's foot onto black construction paper using the white crayon (don't go in between their toes or your penguin will be far too bumpy!)
  • Cut out the footprint.
  • Ordinarily we would provide templates for the remaining pieces of the penguin, but since every child's foot is a different size that wasn't practical this time.  So you'll need to cut out two wings for your penguin out of black construction paper that are the right size for your little penguin and glue one wing on each side.
  • Cut an oval out of white construction paper and glue it to the body of the penguin.
  • Cut out two trapezoids from orange construction paper and glue to the bottom of the penguin as feet.
  • Cut out a small orange triangle for the penguin's beak and glue into place.
  • Glue on two googly eyes.
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