How to Make a Penguin Pop up Card

It’s almost Winter so that means time for some artic crafts! This penguin pop up card is a great activity for little kids who want to make a Winter card. You could use it as a Christmas or Birthday card. 

Pop up Penguin Card craft

Penguins are one of the most popular artic animals! Everyone loves them including my daughter! Just recently I taught her how to draw a penguin easy. Previously we also made a penguin bookmark from a paper template.  

Our latest creation is this cute popup penguin card! My best friend loves penguins and I really think my daughter and I are going to make this actual card with more of a Christmas vibe to it and send it to her! 

I do have other Christmas cards to make such as my robin christmas card DIY.

What do you need to make this Penguin Pop up Card?

This paper craft requires only a few basic craft materials. 

  1. Cardstock Paper. 
  2. Colorful Craft Paper. 
  3. Pencil.
  4. Ruler.
  5. Scissors.

Please find my printable penguin pop up card template below. This will make the Winter card craft much easier:-

Penguin Pop Up Card Template

Why this DIY Penguin Card Craft is Awesome

  • Easy to follow craft directions with images
  • Only 10 steps long
  • Great Winter craft
  • Can be made in less than 30 minutes
  • Can be used as part of penguin learning week
  • Add your own message, can be Birthday greeting or Christmas wishes

How to Make a Penguin Pop Up Card

My easy penguin card instructions will let kids young and old make this cute pop-up card. Younger kids will need Mum or Dad’s help in putting it together. 

Step 1: 

Download and print out the PDF templates.

Use the PDF templates to trace and cut out the pattern to make your paper penguin.

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Step 2:

Glue the white pattern of the penguin inside the black pattern.

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Step 3:

Then, glue the penguin’s webbed feet on the bottom part of the penguin’s body. 

Step 4:

Glue the two flippers of the penguin on the two sides of the upper part of the body.  

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Step 5:

Glue the penguin’s bill on the penguin’s face. 

Step 6:

Then, glue two googly eyes on the penguin. 

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Step 7:

Prepare your cardstock paper to make the card. Take a long piece of cardstock paper (according to the size you want), then fold it in half. 

Step 8:

Use the picture below to guide you where to draw the two boxes on the closed end of the card.  

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Step 9: 

Cut along the red lines from the template, and fold along the green line. 

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Step 10:

Fold the cut part inwards the card. 

Step 11:

Similarly, cut along the second box and fold horizontally according to the card template. 

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Step 12:

Fold both sides and cut part inside the card. 

Step 13:

This is what your card will look like if you have completed the steps above correctly.

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Step 14:

Cut out the tree patterns and ice patterns using colored craft papers of your choice. I went for different shades of blue to give it a Winter vibe.

Step 15:

Glue the icebergs on the pop sockets of the pop-up card. 

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Step 16:

Then glue the trees on the background, and the small icebergs. 

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Step 17:

Glue paper penguin on the front pop socket.

Step 18:

Glue a cover card on your penguin pop-up card.

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What other animal pop up cards would you like to make?! I have a reindeer pop up card and a bear pop up card already.

As I mentioned before you can add your own message to the card. It would make a great Birthday card for someone who loves penguins and who celebrates in November, December, January or February. 

If not, you can customise it and change it to a Christmas card! It can also be used as a general thinking about you card or even a Get Well Soon card. 

My printable pop up penguin card instructions can be found below.

Pop up Penguin Card craft

How to Make a Penguin Pop up Card

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It's almost Winter so that means time for some artic crafts! This penguin pop up card is a great activity for little kids who want to make a Winter card.

Materials

  • Cardstock Paper.
  • Colorful Craft Paper.
  • Pencil.
  • Ruler.
  • Scissors.

Instructions

Step 1: 

Download and print out the PDF templates.

Use the PDF templates to trace and cut out the pattern to make your paper penguin.

Step 2:

Glue the white pattern of the penguin inside the black pattern.

Step 3:

Then, glue the penguin’s webbed feet on the bottom part of the penguin’s body. 

Step 4:

Glue the two flippers of the penguin on the two sides of the upper part of the body.  

Step 5:

Glue the penguin’s bill on the penguin’s face. 

Steel 6:

Then, glue two googly eyes on the penguin. 

Step 7:

Prepare your cardstock paper to make the card. Take a long piece of cardstock paper (according to the size you want), then fold it in half. 

Step 8:

Use the “Card Template” to draw the two boxes on the closed end of the card.  

Step 9: 

Cut along the red lines from the template, and fold along the green line. 

Step 10:

Fold the cut part inwards the card. 

Step 11:

Similarly, cut along the second box and fold horizontally according to the card template. 

Step 12:

Fold both sides and cut part inside the card. 

Step 13:

This is what your card will look like. 

Step 14:

Cut out the tree patterns and ice patterns. 

Step 15:

Glue the icebergs on the pop sockets of the pop-up card. 

Step 16:

Then glue the trees on the background, and the small icebergs. 

Step 17:

Glue paper penguin on the front pop socket.

Step 18:

Glue a cover card on your penguin pop-up card.

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