These handprint penguins are so much fun to make. We used cardboard for ours, but you could also use plain white paper, either one works great!
Making handprint crafts with your child encourages their creative expression and allows them to explore the vibrant world of art. It’s a great way to encourage some hands-on play while adding the benefit of fine motor and sensory play.
Joke of the day: Can a penguin fly? No, but a toucan!
Materials you’ll need:
- Piece of cardboard
- Black paint
- White paper
- Googly eyes
- Orange paper
- Popsicle stick/craft stick
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- Paint your child’s hand with black paint or allow them to cover their hand with paint by themselves!
- Have them press their hand onto the piece of cardboard.
- Allow the paint to dry.
- Cut out the handprint.
- Glue on a white circle as the belly of the penguin. We used a piece of white copy paper.
- Glue on 2 googly eyes & an orange triangle for the beak.
- Glue your penguin onto your craft stick – you’re finished! (see pictures below)
These would also make adorable puppets. We will be making a variety of different handprint animals soon to put on a puppet show!
Here’s a short video of us making our handprint penguins:
Why I love this craft:
- Handprint crafts are a favorite at our house! My kids love to get their hands dirty.
- Each penguin will turn out different – they’re so fun to see.
- They look great as “pet friends” in our planters!
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