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How to Make a Penguin Valentine Using Hearts
Use this easy tutorial to learn how to make a roly-poly penguin out of paper hearts. You can make it for a decoration or as a card for Valentine's Day!
This is a great activity for kids ages 3 years old and up, but you can modify the activity to make it easier for a younger child to participate.
The project should take about 30 minutes to complete. (Does not include drying time.) Note that the amount of time may vary depending on your circumstances.Continue to 2 of 4 below.
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To make the paper heart penguin, you'll need the following:
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- Construction Paper
- Wiggle Eyes
- Crayons or Markers
- Craft Glue or a Glue Stick
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How to Begin
Please use these instructions simply as a guideline to make an adorable penguin craft that is all your own. Use your imagination and whatever craft supplies you have to design your own unique penguin. There is no right or wrong way to make one. Instead of using paper, you can even use felt or craft foam. Try making a purple penguin or a bright blue penguin.
To make the heart penguin, start by cutting an egg shape out of black construction paper to make his body. I cut a heart shape out a white... piece of paper. You want the heart to be a little taller and thinner so it fits inside the egg shape. Trim the heart down until you are satisfied with how it fits into the penguin's body. Glue the heart to the body using the picture as a guideline.
Cut three small hearts out of orange construction paper. You will want one to be slightly smaller than the other two. Glue the smaller heart onto the white heart to be the penguin's beak. Glue the other two hearts near the bottom of the black oval to be the penguin's feet. Finally, glue on the two wiggle eyes.Continue to 4 of 4 below.
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Write a Special Message
To make your penguin into a Valentine's Day card, grab a piece of construction paper, whatever size you like. Fold it in half and glue your heart penguin to the front of it.