Origami Christmas Penguins

These penguins are just so cute but they're extremely easy to fold using our pre-printed papers.

For this one print:-

One of the penguin sheets onto good quality white paper such as Print Perfect 90
A matching penguin background sheet onto medium-weight white card/paper such as Print Perfect 160

To make the card:-

Stick one of the backgrounds onto a white square card with double-sided tape.  If you want to add a metallic card border, cut out one of the backgrounds without the border, stick the piece to metallic card and trim round with a craft knife and ruler before sticking it to the background with the border.

To fold the penguins:-

1. Cut out one of the penguin pieces with a sharp craft knife and ruler.

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2. Fold diagonally, creasing well.

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3. Fold back both sides to the back, again creasing well.

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4. Turn the penguin over and emboss the dotted lines with an embossing tool or similar.  

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5. Fold the flaps up.

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6. On the front of the piece, emboss a line each side of the body and along the edges of the 'wings'.

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7. Fold back at the sides of the body and bring the wings forward.  Crease well.

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8. It should now look like this.

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9. Finally emboss the dotted line on the back of the piece and fold up the bottom.

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Trim off any unwanted white paper that's showing with a sharp craft knife and ruler.

For this card you'll need both a large and small penguin, made in the same way.

To make the placard, cut out your chosen greeting and stick it to a larger piece of silver metallic card with double-sided tape.  Trim round with a craft knife and ruler to leave a small border.  

Cut a further strip of silver metallic card to make the stick.

Arrange the penguins and placard/stick onto the card and fix into place with sticky pads.

Finish the hats by adding pom-poms or punched shapes to the peak - I've used a small sunburst punch for this card.

Products used on the Origami Christmas Penguins card

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