I did this project with miss 2.7 so the paint work is a bit messy. But it was loads of fun and so easy.


  • 1 Paper plate
  • 1 Sheet of yellow or orange paper
  • 1 Glue


  1. Fold the sides and the top of the plate inwards and glue them.
  2. When glue has dried paint the sides and the top with black paint.
  3. Cut out a beak and feet out of the coloured paper, when paint has dried glue beak and feet on and glue on eyes.

Notes... I cut the feet and beak out for my toddler.

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  • mum4107
    • 08 Sep 2015
      5:40 am

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  • Thank you so much for sharing this one! Love it!


  • This looks very cute – thank you.


  • We are doing a penguin theme for our daughter’s first birthday so will make these with my toddler. Might paint the whole back black before folding. :)


  • A very cute penquin,love it!


  • A fun holiday project. Thank you.

    • School holiday’s are just around the corner

      • You could watch Happy Feet to get more ideas


  • what a gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing. Lovely idea


  • This is so cute and so clever.


  • Gorgeous idea – would make some fabulous kids party decorations!


  • Who would have thought you would get something so creative from a disposable plate. Love it!


  • Well done this is awesome. Soooo cute.


  • This is adorable!


  • Great quality time


  • Very cute, will have to try this one with my kids.


  • Great activity to help learn fine motor skills and to help holiday boredom


  • lol this is so cute! you could paint these with tuxedos on as well lol

    • cheers for posting the “cool” penguin craft idea. it is a fun one to do with the kids.


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