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Paper Plate Penguin Craft

Are you looking for penguin activities to add to your winter animals unit? This Paper Plate Penguin Craft is not only easy for preschoolers to create but it’s also a fun way for them to work on developing their fine motor skills. 


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Paper Plate Penguin Craft:

Creating crafts can be a fun way for kids to develop their fine motor skills, hand and eye coordination, muscle strength, and much more. Activities like this one will also help your children work on their listening comprehension and following multi-step directions.


Penguin Activities


Why Are Fine Motor Skills Important?

From holding a pencil to turning the pages in a book, kids use their fine motor skills as they are learning to read and write.


The development of the small muscles in the hands and fingers in coordination with the eyes is important in not only children’s learning but also in their everyday life.


Getting Ready To Make The Paper Plate Penguin Craft:

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What’s Needed: 

  • Penguin Template
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue


Free Printable Craft Template


To prepare to make this paper plate craft, click on the pencil below to download and print the penguin templates. Then, make copies of the templates and gather the supplies each one of your kids. 


How To Make The Paper Plate Penguin Craft:

To begin making this winter animal craft, your kids will cut out the parts of the penguin. If they are just learning how to use scissors, you may want to have extra copies of the template. 


Fine Motor Activity


After cutting out all of the parts, your kids will glue one of the penguin’s flippers on each side of the paper plate. 


Fine Motor Skills


Next, they will glue the top of the penguin’s head on the white circle. Your kids will then glue the eyes on the center of the circle. After gluing on the eyes, they will glue the orange triangle on for the beak. 


After putting the penguin’s head together, your kids will glue it onto the top of the paper plate. 


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Finally, your children will glue the penguin’s flippers onto the bottom of the paper plate.  


Paper Plate Craft


Creating this simple Paper Plate Penguin Craft is a creative way for your kids to develop their fine motor skills while learning all about the flightless birds!



Pin It For Later:

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Penguin Craft for Kids


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