Do you think of penguins when you think of Christmas? I know I always do because they remind me of the cold and snow. So, making this beautiful penguin house as a Christmas craft for kids makes sense this holiday season. It’s so easy to make and perfect for kids to help create and also add to their personal touch!
Penguin House Christmas Kids Craft
This penguin house is the ideal craft for kids to make during the winter. While it’s a great Christmas decoration, it can also be a fun little craft in the winter. They can decorate it at home or give it as gifts.
Kids can easily follow these simple directions to decorate them like this or they can even be more creative with their own little touches. Best of all, this craft is easy to put together so it’s perfect if you have a short time or have an all afternoon. After they do it, you can get them to work to make it beautiful home made pom pom penguin also!
What Can I Use For A Home Base?
The base of this penguin house can be almost anything. I use foam paper because it is already in my craft tools and is strong enough not to form.
You can use empty boxes or make the box with cardboard as a frame at home. This is one of the easiest to use because cardboard is something most people already have at home. You can also use other materials you already have, like foam, like I made or plastic. Anything that can form a base can be used.
What Ways Can I Customize This Penguin House?
There are many ways you can customize this penguin house. Below are some of my favorite ways to turn this project into something unique that reflects your style and personality.
- Change the colors used to make it look different. Red is great for the holidays but it can be white like an igloo, brown like a log cabin, or green, silver, and blue are also good colors with a holiday theme.
- Add different background images instead of snowflakes. The table spread comes in many forms for the holidays, so you can add household items like a small table and chairs.
- Print a small picture of the penguins and place it on a craft stick “frame” to hang at home like a family photo.
- Add a small Christmas tree or some gifts.
Of course, you can change the appearance of the penguin. Maybe his hat or the scarf was different. The fun thing is to add your own talent at home. Let the kids go wild and see what they can do.
Is it a Decoration or an Ornament?
The best thing about the penguin house is that it can easily be used as a decoration or decoration. Hang the tree house for a fun decoration that you can use every year. I would like to add the year it was made in an invisible place, like the bottom of the house or in the back. This way, you will always remember when the kids did it.
You can also hang it as a decoration around the house. Hang it on the wall or put it on a shelf. Nice look hanging from the ceiling of the house. As you can see in some of the images, it can also be tied to a basket and hang things inside.
Note: If you hang it as a wall decoration, you can use the string on top and put it on a hanger, such as a thumbtack or hook. You can also use strong tape or adhesive on the back if you want no holes.
What Glue Should I Use on Kids?
Every time I make crafts with kids, I always want to think about what kind of glue I’m using. Some glues are not child -friendly, such as hot glue or super glue, as well as others with a very strong smell of smoke. I like to use white school glue or basic crafting glue every time I craft with the kids. These stickers quickly come off clothes and are removed from the skin. You can also use something like tacky glue that is marked non -toxic and safe for children.
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How to make a Penguin House Christmas Kids Craft
Measure and cut the shape of the house with a high side, flat bottom, and angled roof.
Cut 1 inch wide strips of foam paper the same length on the bottom, sides, and two sides of the roof.
Place the edges around the edge to create a framed look.
Glue a strip of cotton batting or cotton balls to the bottom inside the space of the frame.
Add a little penguin and a little candy cane inside on top of the “snow”.
Stick the snowflakes on the “wall” of the frame.
Tie a length of rope and attach it to the top back of the frame for hanging.
Cut and tie a piece of lace ribbon to a bow, then place it on a small green bow, and tie a piece of rope around the two to hang.
Stick this bow on the top eave of the house.
Place the little Rudolph face or star in the middle of the bow.
Now you can display it on your tree or as part of your holiday decorations!
More Kids Christmas Craft Ideas
Add more fun to your holiday season by making your kids do something new every day! Below are some of my favorite holiday crafts that can be given to friends and family or used as part of your decor. Print tutorials, bookmark them for later or pin them to your favorite holiday Pinterest board.
You can also use cardboard or cardstock to replace the foam paper.
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Completed Project Gallery
Decorate the interior of the house in any style you like.
You can even add Santa Claus and the reindeer!