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Penguin Valentine’s Day Cards

by The Organized Dream
Penguin Valentine's Day Cards

It’s almost that time to start handing out those Valentine’s Day cards in school. These penguin Valentine’s Day cards are the perfect option when you want to do something other than those typical boxes of Valentines you buy at the local pharmacy and they cost about the same.

I came across these adorable little critters while flipping through this month’s Parents magazine. I knew that we had to do these. These penguin Valentine’s Day cards are just too stinking cute!

DIY Penguin Valentine's Day Cards

There is a template that you will need to download and print in order to create these adorable penguins. All you have to do is register with and you’ll get the PDF and access to great things across their site.

What You Will Need:

  • Template
  • Scissors
  • White, Black & Yellow Construction Paper (I used poster board and thought it came out better.)
  • Googly Eyes
  • Candy
  • Washi Tape
  • Stickers
  • Glue Stick


Cut out all of the pieces you will need.  When cutting the beak, I used a heart stencil and they came out great! Glue the white onto the black. Glue on the beak and then the googly eyes. Apply the candy to the penguin’s stomach with Washi Tape. Fold over his arms so they meet in the middle. Finally, keep his little fins together with a heart-shaped sticker.

Penguin Valentine's Day Cards

It took me about 3 hours to make these, but I made 30 of them so if you only plan on making a few, you’ll be done in no time at all!

Quick Tips for the Perfect Penguin Cards:

1. Use Tootsie brand candy. They are nut allergy-free! The thing I like the most about these is that you don’t have to use candy! You can replace it with a pencil, a sticker sheet or whatever you want!

2. I used poster board to make these. I think that they are sturdier than construction paper and look a lot better, too. Cardstock is another option.

Total price to make these? It came to just about $5 to make enough for my daughter’s class. Not only are they fun to make, but they cost about the same as store-bought Valentines.

Penguin Valentine's Day Cards

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Angie Church February 4, 2016 - 1:46 am

so super cute love those little penguins I am sure they will put love in ones heart and a smile on their face
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Deanna Hershberger February 4, 2016 - 7:18 pm

These are ADORABLE!!! It helps that Tootsie Rolls are one of my favs!

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My Cozy Corner February 7, 2016 - 6:35 am

Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

Linda Kilsdonk February 7, 2016 - 4:40 pm

Your penguin Valentines are absolutely adorable! And kudos to you as a mom for making these for the kiddos. The recipients will be delighted! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

Chloe Crabtree February 7, 2016 - 8:51 pm

These are the cutest ever! I almost wish I had little ones to make these for! I am pinning these right now to my Valentine's board! Thank you so much for sharing over at Celebrate Your Story!

Kati February 8, 2016 - 6:35 am

These are so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at the Wednesday Showcase party. Pinned and sharing 🙂

Sandra Lee February 10, 2016 - 12:26 am

You can't help but smile when you look at these. So happy you shared them at Celebrate Your Story.

elaine February 10, 2016 - 1:35 pm

How fun!! They are super cute and what a great deal! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday…Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

Amber Harrop January 31, 2017 - 10:43 pm

These are so cute Kate 🙂

Kristen January 21, 2020 - 8:24 pm

These are adorable and so different! I love all things penguins and I have yet to come across Valentines featuring them!

katie January 21, 2020 - 8:32 pm

Thank you, Kristen. I think penguins are awesome too! They were a lot of fun to make!

Marie January 23, 2020 - 1:53 pm

These are so adorable! I’m going to show my daughter this idea for my grandson’s preschool Valentine’s. Pinned 🙂

katie January 23, 2020 - 6:25 pm

Thank you so much for sharing! I hope he enjoys making them!

Robin January 23, 2020 - 8:27 pm

Your Valentines penguins are adorable, the kids are going to love them.! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing next week. Pinned!
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katie January 23, 2020 - 10:17 pm

Thank you for sharing! I’m glad to join. Looking forward to next week!

Joanne January 23, 2020 - 9:03 pm

Those penguins are just adorable! My youngest son is nuts about penguins… he’d love these. Pinned.

katie January 23, 2020 - 10:17 pm

Thank you! I hope he gets to make these. They’re so much fun and I’m sure he’d enjoy it!

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Glenda Cates January 10, 2021 - 5:33 pm

My daughter loved Penguins and since she isn’t here I am going to see if my son would like to use these for Valentines Day in memory of his sister to decorate our classroom with. Thank you for creating them.

The Organized Dream January 11, 2021 - 10:36 am

That sounds like a great idea! I hope you enjoy making them!

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