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P is for Penguin Handprint Art

Next in the Alphabet Handprint Art Series is the letter P. This week we are sharing a super cute P is for Penguin handprint craft. This craft is great for kindergartners as they learn the letter P. Don’t forget to print the free letter p worksheets to go along with it for more letter practice.

P is for Penguin Handprint Craft

This craft uses some paint and simple supplies to make a cute little penguin. It’s always a lot of fun to for the kids to see how their hand print can turn into something else. For this craft, we make a black and white handprint for the penguins body’s body. After it dries we use black and white paint to make the eyes, and then we orange paint to make the beak. It’s a simple and hands-on way to learn about the letter P!


  • Letter “P” is for Penguin printable
  • white paint
  • black paint
  • orange paint
  • paint brush
  • wipes to clean hands

First, print the printable to go along with this craft. We like to practice the letter on the first page before making our handprint, and we do the next page while the penguin handprint is drying.

P is for Penguin Craft

paint palm of hand white paint

Start by painting a big white circle in the middle of the palm with white paint. This will be the penguin’s belly.

next paint black around the white palm

Next, paint the rest of the palm around the white circle with black paint. Also paint the fingers and thumb black.

press hand on paper, dry pain, and add google eyes and orange nose

Now it’s time to make the handprint! This will need to be done upside-down on the page, so the easiest way to do this is to turn the page upside-down before making the handprint. Make the print with all of the fingers and thumb close together for a penguin-shaped print. Let the print dry completely. After the handprint is dry, it’s time to make the face. Do this by making two white dots, with two black dots in the middle for the eyes. Next, make a triangle shape for the beak.

Letter P Worksheets 

Letter P Worksheets

While your P is for Penguin  craft is drying, complete the Letter P worksheets for more letter “P” practice!


Kids will have fun practicing sorting silly shape penguins in this Free Penguin Shape Sorting Activity

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Download Letter P Worksheets

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Emily formerly taught extra-curricular activities with elementary school children and now stays at home with her two young boys. She loves to get out exploring and learning alongside them. More about their adventures and activities can be found at To be A Kid Again, where Emily shares hands-on learning ideas, crafts, family fun, and more.

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