Cardboard Tube Craft - Easy Penguin Craft for Preschoolers (with template)

Spread a little love with this cute cardboard tube craft! This penguin craft for preschoolers is perfect to make for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or just to make someone smile! It is would also be fun to make as part of a winter project. Scroll on down for full instructions to make this cute penguin with a heart in his arms and for your free penguin craft template.

penguin craft for preschoolers

Penguin crafts are the perfect Winter craft for kids! Penguins definitely have the cute factor and they fit in so well with winter projects.

Here are a few more penguin crafts

Making a cardboard tube penguin using our printable template couldn't be easier. It is such a fun craft to make and play with. Why not make a whole family of penguins!

This cardboard tube penguin craft for preschoolers is part of a collection of 5 adorable cardboard tube animals holding hearts that we will be sharing. We also have a unicorn craft, bear craft , monkey craft and hippo craft.

If you have any cardboard tubes left after making all these crafts you might like our toilet paper roll peacock craft too. 

Scroll down for your free penguin craft template and for full instructions 

Cardboard tube penguin craft for preschoolers (with printable penguin template)

penguin craft for kids

Penguin craft supplies

  • penguin craft template (printed onto paper or thin card)
  • cardboard tube
  • pens
  • paint 
  • scissors
  • glue

Cardboard tube penguin craft instructions

STEP 1: Get your supplies ready

As always gather all your supplies before starting your penguin craft. You will need to print the penguin craft template (found at the bottom of the page) onto paper or thin card. There are two pages included in the download, one has all the pieces needed for the penguin craft and the other is full of eyes that can be used for any of our animal cardboard tube crafts.

penguin craft for preschoolers with template

STEP 2: Paint cardboard tube

Start by painting a cardboard tube black. Leave to dry. Preschoolers will love getting messy as they cover their cardboard tube in paint!

cardboard tube craft for preschoolers

STEP 3: Colour penguin craft template

Colour the penguin features from the printable penguin template using markers, crayons or paint. Cut them out. Use the image below for colour suggestions.

penguin craft

STEP 4: Complete cardboard tube penguin

Stick all the cut out pieces of the penguin onto the black cardboard tube. You can use the image below to help if you are unsure about where to place the features.

penguin craft template

How adorable does this penguin cardboard tube look?

cardboard tube craft


To download this penguin template for free click on the link below and add the discount code: penguincraft. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

printable penguin template

We hope that you have fun using our penguin craft template to make this cute and easy cardboard tube craft. Any winter project for young children wouldn't be complete without this cute penguin craft for preschoolers included!

Cardboard tube craft - easy penguin craft for preschoolers with penguin craft template included.

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