This Pop Up Penguin Craft is lots of fun and easy to make with the printable template. Push the homemade penguins down and they pop right back up and wobble adorably!
This penguin craft is great for Winter, Christmas or polar study units. You can either trace around the template onto cardstock or colour it in on both sides.
Please note the photographs show this craft made with additional wiggle eyes but paper eyes are included on the template if you prefer.
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!
(This post has been updated 27/6/2020)
Pop Up Penguin Craft Tutorial
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 google 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.
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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