How to make Patch the penguin gift tags

Make your Christmas even cuter with this adorable homemade gift tag!

Patch is a cute little penguin with a soft cotton wool tummy. Not only does he make our hearts melt with his puppy dog-like googly eyes, he can be used as a gift tag to cheer up any Christmas pressie.

Turn 1 A4 sheet of black card into 6 gift tags using our illustrated step-by-step instructions, then call your kids over to decorate and create their very own Patch the penguin. Your little ones will love getting their hands messy and if you’re all feeling really creative, try experimenting with different decorating ideas, like sprinkling white glitter on to Patch’s tummy instead of sticking on cotton wool.

Or transform white card gift tags into snowmen using mini pom poms for a nose and buttons, then glue a ribbon around his neck for a scarf.

Scroll down for our brilliant step-by-step guide on how to make Patch the penguin gift tags.

Age group: Kids as young as 3 can get involved in making Patch the penguin – they will just need help cutting out shapes for Patch’s shoulders, beak, flippers, feet and tying the ribbon on at the end.

What you will need

  • 1 A4 sheet of black card
  • 1 A4 sheet of orange card
  • 3 cotton wool balls, unravelled
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Ribbon
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • PVA glue
  • Pen/pencil