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Free Printable Penguin Templates

Our free printable Penguin Template Printable Outlines come in small, medium, and large. They are perfect when it comes to studying penguins or winter craft projects.

Let’s dive right in and get inspired by our free penguin printables and matching craft ideas!

free printable penguin templates

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7 Amazing Facts About Penguin

Here are 7 Penguin Facts you probably didn’t know!

  1. Penguins weigh between 2lbs and 80lbs!
  2. Penguins have flippers not wings.
  3. Penguins are threatened by climate change.
  4. The black and white color of penguins is actually for camouflage.
  5. Penguins get 15-20 years old.
  6. Penguins eat krill.
  7. Each penguin has a unique call.

Penguins are simply adorable creatures. They can get between 15 to 20 years old and can weigh between 2 and 80lbs. Most penguins have a diet that includes mainly krill and squid.

Their black and white colors help them to blend in their natural habitats. With the white belly, predators can’t distinguish them from the sky above and their black coloring allows them to blend in with the water from the sky.
Pretty cool isn’t it?

Penguins are birds, never the less they have flippers and not wings. They can not fly with them which makes them excellent swimmers.

Sadly climate change threatens penguins.

With melding ice, they have less stable ice upon which their young can hatch. Each penguin is unique and has its own voice. Scientists believe that helps them identify each other in large crowds.

I found this blog post about these amazing facts about penguins you probably didn’t know here. If you like to learn more, go check it out!

Penguin Books for Kids

In case you like learning more about penguins or reading a fascinating story, go check out these great books. You will find here a variation of non-fiction and fiction penguin books for kids.

Happy reading!

Learn about penguins with this National Geographic book for kids.

Penguin lovers and young nonfiction fans will enjoy following a penguin couple through their efforts to raise a family of chicks in this engaging Step into Reading Science Reader.

Spike, The Penguin with Rainbow Hair is a heart-warming picture book written in lyrical rhyme that will be cherished by kids, ocean lovers, teachers, and parents.

With simple, rhyming text and adorable illustrations, this a perfect read-aloud for teachers and parents to share with young kids as they imagine what life as a penguin is like.

A feel-good rhyming story about a brave little penguin with a positive message about confidence and self-esteem.

Free Penguin Template Printables

Our penguin outlines come in small, medium, and large.

They are especially popular during winter and when it comes to studying penguins. We use them for all kinds of Winter art and craft projects or after a visit to the zoo.

Below you can find several penguin craft ideas for our templates. Do not forget to check them out!

You will see our free penguin template printables can be used in many different ways. They are great for crafting at home, in a classroom, or in any other group setting.

But before we get started with all these fun penguin craft template ideas, let’s have a look at what we will need for our snow penguin craft projects. Here is a list of supplies you will need for our templates of penguins.

Penguin Cut Out Materials

  • Free Printable Penguin Cutout Templates (found below)
  • Scissor
  • Paper
  • Black and White Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, or Water Colors
  • Glue
  • White Pom Poms or Cotton Balls
  • Googly Eyes

Do you need advice on How to Introduce Crafting to your Preschooler? Then read our 10 tips that work next.

8 Easy Penguin Template Ideas

It is always nice to get an idea of how to use our penguin outlines or see other related activities. I hope the following penguin craft ideas will inspire you.

Therefore here are 8 Simple Penguin Craft Activities to keep you and your children entertained during winter:

  1. Learn About Penguins
  2. P Is for Penguin
  3. Penguin Coloring Pages
  4. Penguin Stencils
  5. DIY Penguin Cards
  6. Pom Pom Penguin
  7. Handprint Penguin
  8. Penguin Garland

1. Learn About Penguins

As we already started learning above there are so many fascinating facts to study about penguins.

Why not add a simple penguin craft project to your polar animal lesson plan? I also added some educational books about penguins above which will help you with your penguin studies.

2. P is for Penguin

Add our easy penguin templates to your preschool lesson plan. Use them while learning the letter P.

First, print out some upper and lowercase letter P worksheets. Then let your students trace them and make a cute penguin craft for the P sound.

Make sure to study each letter individually so your students can form memories for each letter and memorize them easier.

3. Penguin Coloring Pages

The easiest way of using our templates is as penguin coloring pages. Take our large penguin outline printable and turn it into an easy penguin coloring sheet.

You can adjust the difficulty level depending on your children’s age. Use the larger picture of a penguin for younger children and the medium-sized or small penguin printable for older children.

Instead of coloring the penguin sheets with markers, they can also try various new painting techniques to make it more interesting. For example, did they try Salt Painting yet? It is really fun. Take a look at the link to find the full tutorial!

free printable penguin coloring page

4. Penguin Stencils

Using our penguin printouts as stencils is also an easy way to make an adorable penguin winter craft. I recommend using the smaller or medium-sized penguin outlines to repurpose them into penguin stencils.

Our most loved painting technique for stencils is using an old toothbrush. With the help of watercolors, you can create beautiful penguin artwork.

You can find the full instructions and complete Toothbrush Technique Guide here. Enjoy!

free printable penguin templates

Did you enjoy our penguin template printables? Then try our popular Reindeer Printables, Candy Cane Coloring Pages, Gingerbread Man Templates, or Snow Globe Outlines next.

5. DIY Penguin Cards

Why not make your own penguin card? All you need is a white blank card and your penguin craft. Make sure to cut out your penguin art first and then glue it on top of your card.

This is how easy it is to turn our cute penguin templates into a winter card for your family and friends!

If you need some cute penguin phrases for your DIY card, go check out our 45+ Adorable Penguin Quotes for Kids here.

6. Pom Pom Penguin

Instead of working with our template for penguins, you could also make some nice penguin decorations out of wool.
All you need is some white and black wool, googly eyes and you are good to go.

In the following link, you can see a short instruction video that guides you step by step. The post also gives you the opportunity to find out how to make a tiny scarf for the penguin. Have a look here.

diy penguin craft

7. Handprint Penguin

We love this preschool penguin craft project. The following link shows you how to make your own penguin arts and crafts project with the help of your child’s handprint. It is pretty cute.

If younger children still have problems drawing their own handprints and cutting them out, simply assist them. Nothing is worth more than a frustrated child because they can not manage the difficulty level of the craft.

The full tutorial can be found here.

handprint penguin craft
Photo credit: The best ideas for kids

8. Penguin Garland

As you might know by now we love to decorate for every season. The good part of crafting is decoration doesn’t cost a lot if you make it yourself!

So why not make your own penguin garland and decorate it for your next winter holiday or gathering?

Simply craft away with our medium-sized simple penguin outlines. After you are finished making them look pretty and to your liking, go ahead and cut them out.

Then take a long string and attach your penguin arts and crafts projects to the string with clear tape. The garland of penguins will look nicer if you are able to place them at the same distance from each other.

I also recommend using thicker cardboard paper for this penguin winter project. Thicker paper will make sure your DIY garland will last longer. Now all you gotta do is hang it up.

You loved crafting with our easy penguin templates but like to learn now how to draw a penguin yourself? Then go check out this fun penguin art tutorial with your kids next.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I m happy to help!

Pin These Free Penguin Template Printables

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Now it is your turn.
How did your kids enjoy their penguin printable outlines? Which was your favorite penguin activity?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.
I love to hear from you!


Wednesday 24th of January 2024

Would love the penguin templates please

Lil Tigers

Monday 29th of January 2024

Dear Beth, I send them to you via Email. I hope you enjoy them!


Wednesday 3rd of January 2024

So cute

Lil Tigers

Monday 15th of January 2024

Thank you Jenn!


Monday 9th of January 2023

All of these templates are adorable and just perfect for working with my grands! I love all of the suggestions that you post with them. I can hardly want to do the salt painting and toothbrush techniques!!! I am, however, having trouble downloading them. I go to templates, but then can’t seem to find a link to download! Could you please help?