Christmas is only days away! But, before I tuck into a massive mug of mint truffle hot cocoa and catch up on all the movies and TV shows I’ve been wanting to see, I thought I would share another adorable papercraft with you. So let’s go frolic in the frigid weather with some playful penguins! With just a few sheets of cardstock and some hot glue, you can make this charming penguin paper art scene.
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This papercraft turned out even cuter than I imagined! I just love the depth of the design and the way the glitter paper catches the light. And, of course, the penguins are just the cherry on top of it all!
How to Make It
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces for your penguin paper art scene.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.
2. Start by gluing the two decorative strips to the left and right sides of the main box (outside). And glue the snowy sky to the center (inside) of the box.
Then, layer in the three scene pieces, one at a time, starting with the one that includes the trees. The folded edges not only serve as tabs for gluing to the inside of your box, but also indicate the depth of each layer. Once the back one is in place, you can add the next two, one at a time.
3. To finish up, layer the two front, frame pieces together, and attach them to the front of the box using the tabs provided.
Note: I actually glued mine upside-down, so my bottom penguin is getting more blocked by snowflakes than he should be—whoops!
Add your layered snowflake motif to the top, righthand corner of the box, and you are done!
This project is perfect for a last-minute gift for a friend, or a fun holiday craft to make with visiting family members.
The design turned out super cute and the whole thing was actually much more simple to put together than I initially imagined it would be. If you like this type of craft, let me know! I think I might make some more like it in the future.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy putting my penguin paper art scene together. And don’t forget to share your fun-filled finished project with me on Instagram!
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