Looking for a fun and easy Christmas craft to do with your kids? Then check out this paper plate penguin ornament idea!
This penguin craft project is simple enough for children of all ages to complete, and the results are adorable. Keep reading for instructions on how to make your own penguin ornaments.
This craft uses markers and small paper plates. Pair a Christmas craft with some Christmas books, for reading practice and arts and crafts together.
There are affiliate links in this post. I will receive a small commission if you purchase through these links at no additional cost to you.
How to Make an Easy Paper Plate Penguin Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids
- safety scissors
- small paper plates
- black construction paper (small amount needed)
- glue stick
- markers, colored pencils, crayons or paint
- yarn or ribbon to hang the ornament
First, color the outside ring of the plate black. Add a downward triangle towards the center top.
Next, add the eyes and beak.
Then, cut 4 small rectangles out of the white paper about .5 inch x 1 inch. Color 2 of the rectangles orange and 2 black.
Next, trim the black rectangles on one end to be rounded. Trim the orange rectangles to have round edges on the wide side and 2 little triangle to make the feet.
Cut a semi circle for a hat and decorate it. I chose stripes.
Next, glue the feet to the bottom of the penguin. Then, glue the wings to the sides. That hat gets glued to the top. I added a piece of cotton ball for a pompom.
Finally, make a loop with the white yarn and glue it to the back of the penguin.
What other cute Christmas ornaments could you make from a paper plate?
More Penguin Crafts for Kids
- Hatching Paper Plate Penguin Craft
- Yarn Weaving Penguin Craft
- Paper Plate Penguin Wreath Craft
- Tape Penguin Craft for Preschoolers
- Pencil Holder DIY Craft
Christmas Crafts with Kids
- 27 Fun Candy Cane Crafts for Preschoolers
- Christmas Kid Crafts
- Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for Kids
- Fun Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Crafts for Kids
- Reindeer Kid Crafts
- Christmas Tree Crafts
- Santa Kid Crafts
- Wreath Kid Craft
- Elf Kid Crafts
- Gingerbread Crafts
- Christmas Ornaments
- Angel Kid Crafts
- Paper Plate Christmas Ornament Kid Craft
- Tissue Paper Christmas Tree Craft
- Fingerprint Christmas Tree Craft
- Wood Rudolph Ornament Craft
- Fun Tin Foil Ornament Craft
Winter Crafts with Kids
- Cotton Circle Snowman Craft for Preschool
- Winter Kid Crafts
- Penguin Kid Crafts
- Snowflake Kid Crafts
- Snowman Kid Crafts
- Winter Activities – Math & Reading
- Fingerprint Snowman Kid Craft
- Arctic Kid Crafts
- Tissue Paper Winter Tree Craft