Footprint Penguin

I am a sucker for anything that involves kid’s handprints, footprints, or fingerprints! There is something so sentimental about seeing their little hand or foot used to create something altogether new. With that being said, it’s no wonder why I love the footprint penguin idea I saw on a preschool website (one of those that have a ton of ideas but no pictures, though I can’t remember which website to give credit to).

Here’s what you’ll need:  construction paper, glue, black paint, googly eyes and a paintbrush. Or, if you want to make it easier…just forego the paint and simply trace your child’s footprint on black construction paper.

1. Sit your child in a chair. Take his sock off and roll up his pants. Also, be sure that the floor underneath that chair can be wiped clean…just in case.

2. Paint the bottom of your child’s foot and quickly have them stand on a white piece of paper. OR an easier and less messy way to make the craft would be to simply trace your child’s foot onto a piece of black construction paper.

3. Promptly carry your child to the sink and wash the foot clean with soap and water.

We had to try twice to get a “deserving” footprint.

4. Use construction paper to create an arctic habitat for your little friend.

5. Let your child glue their footprint on upside-down, then adding a beak and two googly eyes.

I don’t think it’s possible to make a cuter penguin! :)


  1. Hi. Cute! Have you ever seen this blog? I started following it because she did many alphabet crafts using her kids hands/feet and I just loved that too! Just thought you might want to check her out. You will have to click "alphabet book" under the labels section on the right side.

  2. My daughter made these in her preschool class. So cute.
    Really enjoying checking out your blog. Stopping by from Child Central Station. Just visiting some of the other award winners, congrats!

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