Whether you’re studying penguins, learning about Penguin Awareness Day (January 20), or just love everything penguin related, this DIY kid’s felt handprint penguin craft is the perfect craft for you! Let’s grab our supplies and get started!
Time: 20 minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
You Will Need:
- 9″ x 12” craft cuts Kunin Classicfelt™ in Orange, Black and White
- Googly Eyes
- Circular object (for tracing)
- Fabric marker or white crayon
- SureCut Die – Handprint, Child (Basic Beginnings)
Step 1: Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of 9” x 12” craft cut of Kunin Classicfelt™ in Black using a fabric marker or white crayon. If you have a large number of students or if you want to make this project a lot easier for yourself, I recommend using Ellison’s SureCut Die – Handprint, Child (Basic Beginnings). Die cut each hand using 9” x 12” craft cuts of Kunin Classicfelt™ in Black.
Step 2: Using a circular object, trace a circle onto a piece of 9” x 12” craft cuts of Kunin Classicfelt™ in White using a pencil. Continue this step until you have enough white circles for as many penguins you plan on making.
Step 3: Cut out the circle and adhere it to the top of your traced hand.
Step 4: Using a piece of 9” x 12” craft cut of Kunin Classicfelt™ in Orange, cut a triangle-shaped piece off the corner of the felt piece. This will be used as the bill of your penguin. Adhere the orange bill onto your penguin body.
Step 5: Adhere googly eyes to your penguin’s body.
Be sure to also check out If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor. This felt handprint penguin craft will have your kids or students so excited about penguins that they will want to learn more about penguins and their habitat!
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt and Kunin® Premiumfelt non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area. All of the collection is also Available online at Fabric.com
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Chad Boender (aka Male Kindergarten Teacher)