Every year it’s the same. Garland and lights drape the kitchen cabinets; colorful decorations adorn the living room and every door of the house. When those Christmas decorations come down in January the house seems as bare as the winter trees outside the windows. This week, once we recovered from taking down the Christmas decor, we created some super cute paper heart penguins to hang on the doors.
Are your walls and doors looking a bit bare, too? These penguins will have you smiling in no time!
Materials Needed for the Paper Heart Penguin Craft:
- Black, white, and orange construction paper
- Googly eyes
- Glue stick or craft glue
Craft your heart penguin!
To make the heart penguin’s head you will need a black construction paper circle. For very young crafters you can have the shapes pre-cut. For older children you can trace the shape and have them cut it out, or let them do the tracing, too! We traced a roll of masking tape to create the circle for our penguin heads.
Next you need a white heart shape, slightly smaller than your circle. Glue this to the black circle to create your penguin’s face. A small orange heart makes a great beak. Googly eyes complete your penguin’s head.
To make your heart penguin’s body you will need a large black oval and two smaller oval shapes to be flippers.
Cut a large white heart to glue on for the penguin’s tummy.
Two small orange hearts complete your paper penguin.
Once our penguins were dry we hung them on the pantry door in the kitchen. No more bare door staring at us as we eat!
Looking for more kids Valentine’s Day crafts?
- This Love Tree is simple and so adorable!
- Older kids will love making their own Heart Collage.
- Finally, here are 50 Heart Crafts and Activities perfect for kids of all ages.