heart penguin paper craftDLTK's Crafts for Kids
Heart Penguin Paper Craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

The heart penguin is a simple cut and paste paper craft that is great for children to make for a winter theme or a Valentine's Day theme.

Tip 1:  Include the message "My heart would be cold without you!"

Tip 2:  Glue the heart animal paper craft to the front of a folded over piece of construction paper or a doily to make a cute Valentine's Day card.

Tip 3:  Purchase fancy paper from the scrapbooking store and print the B&W version onto this for an extra fancy Heart Animal.

Tip 4:  Scotch tape a straw or popsicle stick to the bottom to make a puppet.

Tip 5:  Glue a small piece of sandpaper on the back to make a felt board character.

Tip 6:  Cut construction paper into 4 inch wide strips as long as you can make them.  Tape two together to make even longer.  Measure around child's head to make a construction paper 'crown'.  Glue Heart Animal to front of the crown to make a Valentine's Day hat.



craft instructionsGlue the medium sized heart onto the largest heart so the tips touch.


craft instructionsGlue the small heart onto the owl just below the eyes to form the beak.


craft instructionsGlue the last two small hearts to the bottom of the owl to form the feet.


heart penguin paper craftGlue the two squished hearts onto the sides as wings.


Option for mass-producing - young children:  Print out the B&W template.  Trace the pieces onto stiff cardboard (back of paper pads works well) or margarine/ice cream container lids.  Cut out to make permanent templates.   Allow the children to trace these permanent templates onto different colors of construction paper to make their animal

Option for mass-producing - older children:  Omit the templates.  Let the children cut out heart shapes in various sizes from colored construction paper (show them how to fold paper in half and then cut to make a perfectly symmetrical heart).  Let the children create their own animals by putting together hearts of different sizes (you can pre-make a few example animals to give them some inspiration).

Craft Templates:

Heart Penguin template    (color)   or    (B&W)


Printable version of these instructions