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Moving Eyes Penguin Paper Plate Craft

Winter is a great time to do lots of excellent animal crafts. My Penguin paper plate craft has moving eyes and is a huge hit with kids! Great Winter art projects for kids no better than this one!

Moving Eyes Penguin Paper Plate Craft

Penguin Winter Art Project for Kids

Penguins have got to be one of the most adorable Artic animals out there. My kids love seeing them at the Zoo. Sometimes they get to watch them being fed fish.

Unfortunately we only get to see them once or twice a year, which is not enough. The good news is that this cute Penguin craft can be with kids at all times.

It is a pretty picture and is interactive in the fact that you can make the penguins eyes roll around! Great for pretend play. I always encourage my kids to think what is on the penguin’s mind when he moves his eyes. Is he tired or looking for food?!

If you love penguin crafts then you should make my mosaic penguin which is suitable for preschool kids. Older kids might enjoy making my cute bookmarks with penguins

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My easy craft procedure will help you recreate this easy Winter paper plate craft. 

How to make a paper plate penguin craft instructions are easy to follow for kids of all ages. 

Moving Eyes Penguin Paper Plate Craft

Moving Eyes Penguin Paper Plate Craft

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This easy Penguin paper plate craft has moving eyes and makes a pretty Winter picture


  • Colourful Cardstock Papers.
  • Colourful Craft Papers.
  • Pencil.
  • Ruler.
  • Scissors.
  • Marker Pens.
  • Glue.
  • paper Plate.


Step 1:

Fetch the supplies and print out the PDF templates.

Use the templates to trace and cut out the pieces for the penguin from cardstock or craft papers.

paper plate penguin craft supplies

Step 2:

Glue the white belly over the penguin’s body.

Step 3:

Next, glue the penguin’s feet and the beak.

how to make a paper penguin

Step 4:

Cut out the backgrounds from the template for your paper plate.

Step 5:

Place the backgrounds inside the paper plate.

paper plate penguin craft process

Step 6:

Then, glue the trees on the background as well.

Step 7:

Cut out the penguin’s eyes from the template and glue a long cardstock paper to it. 

how to make a moving eye craft

Step 8:

Place the penguin inside the paper plate, and then put the eyes through the eye socket. 

You will need to cut a slit on the edge of the plate to put the eyes through. 

moving eyes penguin paper plate craft

Can you think of some other things you might add to this Winter scene? How about some falling snow.

You could add some small white pom poms to represent this!

I love crafts with moving eyes like my paper plate squirrel and paper plate pirate

Please print out the template to recreate this Winter scene with a penguin:

Paper Plate Penguin Craft Template

Do you love penguins as much as me? Why not complete a penguin drawing easy for kids on your plate instead of cutting it out from craft materials. 

Younger kids may enjoy my cute penguin coloring pages to keep them entertained!

Do you like this Moving Eyes Penguin Paper Plate Craft?

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