Classroom Activities—Cool Penguin Puppet

These construction paper penguin puppets are perfect following a discussion of penguin species and camouflage or simply for wintertime fun!


  • Westcott 5” Kids scissors
  • 9" x 12" black paper
  • 3" x 9" black paper
  • 4" x 6" white paper
  • paper scraps—red, orange, yellow, black, white, pink
  • glue

Step 1
To make the puppet body, roll the 9" x 12" black paper into a cylinder and glue it. Position the seam at the back of the project and glue the top inch of the cylinder closed.

Step 2
Round the corners of the 4" x 6" white paper (belly) and glue it to the puppet.

Step 3
To make the wings, fold the 3" x 9" black paper in half and cut a wing shape. Glue the wings to the puppet.

Step 4
Finally, cut feet, a beak, facial features, and head markings from the paper scraps and glue them to your puppet.

Adult supervision is recommended when children use scissors.
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