Kids Paper Plate Penguin Craft

Its time to get out the paint and yarn, and make a paper plate penguin craft. The kids will love to paint and weave yarn with this cute penguin!

Paper plate penguin craft project for kids

Paper Plate Penguin Craft

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This penguin craft is a fun and easy craft for kids, so let’s get started! Supplies you will need:

Penguin Weaving Project

Begin by drawing a circle onto your paper plate, I used a cup to help me do this. Carefully cut out the circle with scissor, you may want to help the little ones do this part.

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cutting and painting the paper plate

Then, using a hole punch, make several holes around the cut out. Then paint the entire front of the plate black using craft paint.

penguin paper plate craft step 2

Once the paint has dried, its time to weave the yarn for the belly of the penguin.

FYI: I found that weaving the yarn now is much easier than waiting until all the paper parts are attached as they may get caught and rip. I taped the ends of the yarn to the back of the plate, but you can also tie them on.

Now its time to cut out the rest of the parts of the penguin.

cutting out construction paper

Fold your construction paper in half and cut out the arms of the penguin. Then cut out the white part of the face and a triangle shape for the beak. Then finally, cut out two feet.

Attach the arms, face, beak, and feet to the paper plate using glue or double sided tape. Then glue on the eyes.

Finally, punch a hole at the top of the paper plate and tie a small piece of yarn to the top to hang up your penguin.

Penguin Weaving Project

Make a Kids Paper Plate Penguin Craft

Yield: 1 Paper Plate Penguin
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Fun and easy paper plate penguin weaving project for kids. A fun craft for kids to learn simple sewing and painting skills.


  • Paper Plate
  • Black, White, and Yellow or Orange Construction Paper
  • Black Craft Paint
  • White Yarn
  • 2 Googly Eyes
  • Glue


  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hole Punch


  1. Cut a Hole approx. 3-4 inches large in the center bottom of the paper plate
  2. Using a hold punch, punch several holes equally spaced around the outside of the hole
  3. Using black craft pain, paint the front of the paper plate
  4. Then begin weaving yarn into the small holes
  5. Once finished weaving, tape or glue ends of yarn to the back of the paper plate
  6. Then cut out arms, feet, face, and beak of penguin from construction paper
  7. Glue paper parts and googly eyes to the paper plate
  8. Using hole punch, punch one hole at the top of penguin and thread ribbon or yarn through to hang up penguin
Penguin Paper Plate Crafts


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