This Pop Up Penguin Craft for kids is so much fun. Kids will love pushing the 3D penguin toy down and watching it pop right back up and wobble adorably!
These cute and bouncy penguins are very easy to make with the printable penguin craft template. Kids will really enjoy crafting a penguin that they can actually play with too!
Boing, boing, boing! This easy penguin craft has a simple, yet clever, paper spring inside that makes it pop up and down. Kids will be amazed at how easy it is to make the springs and just how bouncy they are!
The penguin craft printable makes it super easy to make your own adorably bouncy 3D penguins. You can either trace around the template onto cardstock or colour it in on both sides.
This is a great penguin craft for toddlers right up to big kids.
Make it as a Winter craft, Christmas craft or to go with your polar study unit or favourite penguin story. Everyone of any age will enjoy seeing their pop-up penguins jump around!
Pop Up Penguin Craft Tutorial
Scroll down to see how to make the cutest DIY penguin toy that actually bounces up and down. They are the cheekiest and most fun penguins around!
Please note the photographs show this craft made with additional wiggle eyes but paper eyes are included on the template if you prefer.
Supplies For Homemade Pop Up Penguin Toys
- Printable Pop Up Penguin Craft Template
- Cardstock: Black, Orange, White
- Optional: Googly Eyes
How To Make An Adorable Pop Up Paper Penguin
1 – Start by printing and cutting out the two page penguin craft template.
2 – Either trace around the template pieces onto coloured cardstock or colour them in. (The black body and wing pieces need colouring on both sides.) Then carefully cut them out. (Orange beak/feet, black body/wings, white tummy.)
3 – Use the photo above as a guide and glue the feet to the bottom of the body. Glue a wing on either side of the body just below the head. Tilt the wings slightly upwards.
4 – To make the penguins bouncy pop up tummy take the four strips of white card and glue pairs of them together to make two long strips.
5 – Glue the ends of the two long strips perpendicular to each other.
6 – Take turns folding the strips over on top of each other. It makes a double accordion fold.
7 – Keep folding until your white strips are all used up, glue the ends together and trim off any excess.
8 – Glue the penguin’s bouncy accordion tummy onto its feet. Let it overlap onto the body a little.
9 – Curl the body up and over the top of the white tummy. Glue it into place at the top, letting the head hang forward and down.
10 – Finish off your pop up penguin craft’s face by gluing on the paper or googly eyes and the orange beak.
11 – If you want to you can add a finishing touch by gently curling the end of the penguin’s flippers around a pen or pencil.
How To Make Your Penguin Pop Up And Down
Now your pop up penguin craft is ready for playing with.
Just push down on the top to squash the accordion folded tummy and watch it bounce back upright again!
Aren’t these homemade pop up penguin toys the cutest? Boing, Boing!
(This post has been updated 27/6/2020. We are very sorry but due to rising costs we have had to start charging for some digital products.)
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