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 helps 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!

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. While learning the alphabet, especially the letter P print out upper and lowercase letter P worksheets. 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 reindeer artwork.

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

free printable penguin templates

Did you enjoy our acorn 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!

6. Pom Pom Penguin

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

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

diy penguin craft

7. Handprint Penguin

We love this preschool penguin craft project. In the following link it shows you how to make your own penguin arts and crafts project with the help of your childs handprint. It is pretty cute isn’t it?

If younger children still have problems by drawing their own handprint and cutten them out, simply assist them. Nothing is worth than a frustrated child because it 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 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 after 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 in the same distance to each other.

I also recommend using thicker card board 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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