Cotton Balls Penguin Craft

Grab the cotton balls, and let’s make this adorable cotton balls penguin craft – toddlers, preschoolers, and kids in kindergarten will love this project.

We made a cotton ball snowman not long ago, and we loved it so much we decided to make a penguin too (and there’s another creature in the making).

Adorable Cotton Balls Penguin Craft for Kids to Make

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Cotton Ball Penguin Craft


What you need

  • cotton balls
  • 1 sheet of white, black and orange paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • buttons (optional)

Start by cutting the penguin’s body shape out of white paper.

Cut one small half-circle out of black paper for the head part and two larger half-circles for the wings (you can apply these to the body shape now or at the end). Cut the beak and legs out of orange paper.


Apply a generous amount of glue (we worked with white school glue) to the white penguin shape. Start sticking on cotton balls until all the white part is covered in fluffiness. Let it dry for a while.

If you haven’t already added black parts, also stick on the beak and feet.

We used buttons for eyes, but you can just as easily go with two circles cut out of the black paper.

You can leave it as it is or stick it onto a sheet of blue paper to make it stand out even more.

Here are a few cotton ball penguin crafts

Penguin craft for kids

This type of craft is perfect to do both in small and large groups

Easy penguin craft for kids

There are many ways your kids can make penguins; they can add wings or skip them.

Pengui craft for kids

While this is a great winter craft, you can make penguins all year round with your kids.

Winter penguin craft for kids

The more the merrier.

Penguin crafts for kids

More Fun Winter Crafts for Kids

Loved this fellow? There’s another super simple craft you can do with cotton balls – the winter hats craft – perfect to make at home or as a classroom art project. We also have a nice selection of easy winter crafts for toddlers on the blog with lots of other creative ideas.

Easy Penguin Craft With Cotton Balls - perfect for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten
Cotton Ball Penguin Craft

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2 thoughts on “Cotton Balls Penguin Craft”

  1. What size did you use to cut the feet, wings and nose? Did you use a template? I am looking to make enough for a group. Thanks!

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