Christmas and Winter is the perfect time for kids to get making Artic animals and learning about their amazing lives. This delightful Pop Up Penguin Craft is an absolute must for the season!
This Winter craft is so much fun and super easy to make. You can use our free printable template to make the cutest DIY penguin toy that actually bounces up and down. You push the homemade penguins down and they pop right back up and wobble adorably!
Honestly they are the cheekiest and most fun penguins around! Scroll on down to see written instructions and a short video so you can actually see this pop up penguin craft in action. You’ll fall in love with them!
While you’re here why not take a peek at our other fun Winter Crafts too? Here’s some readers favourites to get you started. Just click on each photo to go straight to the post.
Pop Up Penguin Craft Tutorial
Pop Up Penguin Video
Watch the video below to see these pop up penguins in action…seriously cute! Scroll on down to see the written instructions and to get your download link.
Supplies For Homemade Pop Up Penguin Toys
- Free Printable Pop Up Penguin Craft Template ( Get yours at the bottom of this post.)
- Black Paper
- White Card
- Orange Card
- Googly Eyes
How To Make An Adorable Pop Up Paper Penguin
1 – Start by printing and cutting out the two page penguin craft template. (Get yours at the bottom of this post.)
2 – You can either colour the template pieces and use them to make your penguin toy or draw around them onto coloured card. We preferred to draw around them straight onto coloured card and paper.
3 – Use the photo above as a guide and glue your penguins body, wings and feet together.
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 two ends perpendicular to each other.
6 – Take turns folding the strips over on top of each other. Use the photo and video above as a guide. 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.
9 – Curl the penguin’s black body around the back and over the top of the accordion fold tummy and glue 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 google eyes and 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.
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!
Print the template below: