Valentine's Day Kids Craft: I Heart Penguins

Penguin Craft
Valentine's Day Kids Craft: I Heart Penguins

This is a  very simple Valentine's Day Kids Craft to do with your young child. Depending on age and abilities. This easy-to-make kids craft can teach shapes (heart), colors (black and white= contrast), and fine motor skills (cutting, gluing, placement of hearts).

Classified: Easy. I worked on this with my 20 month old son. You can easily up this to preschool by having them cut out their own hearts!

What you need:
  • Black, White and Orange Construction Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Optional: crayons

What to do:
Prep: You will need to cut out (or trace and have your preschooler cut out): one large black heart and one white (about 1/2" smaller) for the penguins body. One medium black heart and one white (about 1/2" smaller) for the penguins head. Two long, skinny black hearts for the penguins wings. Three small orange hearts for the penguins beak and feet. And two small black hearts for the penguins eyes.

1. Have your child glue the corresponding white hearts to the black hearts to create its face and body. Glue the penguin's head to the body.

2. Glue the two long, skinny hearts to either side of the body.
3. Glue on the two orange hearts to make the feet.
4. Arrange the two small black hearts (eyes) and the small orange heart on the penguin's face and glue into place.
5. Optional: Draw in details.

Cute books about penguins:

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  1. Sooooo cute... I love this :)


  2. Those are adorable! Definitely want to do a heart craft with my tot for Valentine's Day.

  3. Adorable. I love them :-)

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  4. Love this!! We will definitely be trying this as well. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  5. These are so cute!! Just posted on Craft Gossip:)


  6. I'm thrilled to see such a wonderful Valentine craft that even little boys will love to make and be proud to give to others!

  7. Just made these with the kids and they turned out so cute! And it's a very easy craft to get ready. Thanks for the idea!


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