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This Build a Penguin printable is a fun paper craft for Christmas and a great way to keep the kids entertained while they wait for Santa! Simply print the free paper penguin template, cut the pieces out and stick together to build a cute penguin!

There are over 100 Free Christmas Printables on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

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Build A Penguin Printable

My Christmas characters, including this adorable penguin, have been featured in festive printables over the years, but I’ve never turned them into buildable crafts… until now!

The whole set of my Christmas characters are on their way, so make sure you are part of The Pumpkin Patch so that you don’t miss out:

Introducing Percival the Penguin!

My cute, chubby little animals are anthropomorphic, which basically means that they have human traits – like standing on two legs instead of four.

Of course, they are far from realistic – I go for cute when I create characters for my printables – and they also get names too!

As with [most of] my printables, they are available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″)

Download your chosen printable from the list further down the page (they’re surrounded by a purple box), and print onto thick paper or thin card. Cut the pieces out, then build a penguin!

Included with this printable penguin craft are the following pieces:

  • Body (with eyes)
  • Beak
  • Bowtie
  • Arms
  • Feet
  • Top hat

You’ll find the Color and Build A Penguin over in the Purple Pumpkin Printables Shop.

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Regular Size Penguin Printable

I’ve created two sizes for Percival the Penguin: Regular size, which is what you see above, with all of the pieces on one sheet of paper; and Large size with bigger pieces spread over several sheets.

The regular size printable is for children that are more skilled at cutting. The large size should be a lot easier for younger children.

Or you could cut them out for them. Of course, you know your children, so will know what suits them best!

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Large Size Penguin Printable
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Penguin Cut Pieces

You can stick the pieces together if you wish using glue or tape. Or you could use a laminator and laminate the pieces and use them over and over again.

You could mount your penguin onto a larger piece of construction paper and use other craft materials to embellish it – furry material, glitter glue, googly eyes, sequins, buttons, tissue paper, for example.

Most of all, just have fun with this printable!

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Free printable template - Build-a-penguin!

Build A Penguin Downloads

Paper Penguin Template Large

Paper Penguin Template Regular

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Other Christmas & Winter Characters in This Series

You could mix the different elements for fun to create completely new characters!

Other Buildable Characters!

I not only have buildable animals but lots of other buildable characters that you may like to download.

These links open in the same tab/window, so just right-click to open in a new one and you’ll have them all ready to go!

Awesome free printable craft! Build-a-penguin

The Create the Holidays series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Christmas and the Winter Holidays!

You can check out Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) from 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016201520142013, and 2012  for tons of awesome Holiday ideas and inspiration!

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