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Penguin Accordion Printable Craft

Let’s add to our winter accordion craft series with this adorable Penguin Accordion Printable Craft! This fun character comes together quickly with use of construction paper, a little glue, and our free printable template.


Penguin Accordion Printable Craft

Penguin Accordion Printable Craft Free DIY



Did you know that a group of penguins in the water is called a raft?  But when on land a group of penguins is referred to as a waddle?  I had no clue!  We love penguins. 


My son even had a penguin-themed birthday party one year with the cutest penguin cake.  And my daughter is currently LIVING in her penguin hat with hand mittens her grandma gave her.  So it’s no wonder that our favorite aquarium exhibits are always the ones featuring penguins.  My kids just love to watch them swim and waddle, jump and play.


My kids couldn’t wait to put together this accordion penguin craft and we just love the final results.  Gather up a few supplies and recreate one with your own kiddos!


Create Your Penguin

To get started, gather up a few simple supplies:


  • Cardstock or Construction Paper (we used orange, black, red, white, and green)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pink Crayon
  • Black Marker
  • Printable Template (found at the end of this post – look for the pink and black “click here” button)


If you don’t have colored construction paper or cardstock, you can use white cardstock and color in your penguin with crayons, colored pencils, etc. This would also be a fun painting craft, using water colors or acrylics.


After downloading the template at the end of this post, print out each template page on the color of construction paper listed at the top of the page. Then carefully cut out each piece.


After everything is cut out, grab your glue and begin assembling your penguin.  Glue together the black head and body pieces, then layer on the large white pieces. Position and glue on your scarf pieces and the ear muffs. Finally, glue the nose onto your penguin.  Use the images below as a guide when gluing together your penguin.



Set your penguin aside and allow everything to dry. 


Add a Face!

Once dry, grab your black marker and pink crayon to create a face on your penguin.  You can get completely creative here! Draw a silly face, an angry face, a sad face – just have fun with it and make him (or her) unique!



Set your penguin aside while you cut out four 2 inch wide strips of paper. Fold each strip of paper back and forth, creating an accordion fold, as shown below.


Glue the accordion folded strips of paper to the back of your penguin, creating two black arms and two orange legs.  Of course, you can change up the colors here as well, using any colors you want.


Penguin Accordion Printable Craft


After allowing everything to dry completely your craft is finished! Add him to the snowman and polar bear craft we shared earlier.  They make amazing bulletin board crafts to display around your classroom!


Penguin Accordion Printable Craft

Have fun with these and customize them with whatever colors you want. The possibilities are limitless!


Free Printable Penguin Template


Click the button below to grab the free printable template and recreate this Penguin Accordion Printable Craft.


And don’t forget to grab the rest of the winter accordion craft printables!

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