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How to Make a Penguin Valentine Using Hearts
How to Make a Heart Penguin

Heart Penguin Craft

Sherri Osborn
I am sure everyone I know will fall in love with this roly-poly penguin made out of paper hearts. Haven't you fallen in with with it? You can make her for a fun decoration or to adorn the front of a card. You can make it a fun card for Valentine's Day! It is so fast and easy, you may want to make several.

  • Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

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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 my heart penguin, I started out 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 onto the body. Use 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.

Now, you can step back and admire your wonderful penguin creation. Isn't she, or he, adorable!?!? Of course, you can use your own imagination and change any of these directions you like or use different colors. You can also dress up the penguin a little bit by putting a little bow on top of her head or giving a boy penguin a snazzy bow tie.

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. Write a special message inside the card. It can be a personal note or a silly pun... How about something like "I think you are cool Valentine". Can you think of any other verses to write in this Valentine's Day crafts? if you do, share them in the Family Crafts Forum.

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