Happy holidays! Today, I have free printable penguin candy bar wrappers to share with you. This critter from the North Pole will fit around a standard size Hershey’s chocolate bar. Print off several to make quick handmade gifts to hand out to family, friends, and neighbors. To personalize, add a scarf from fleece scraps or use pom poms and pipe cleaners to make earmuffs.
DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATE
The first thing you will need to do is download the printable PDF below. Please note that you may use the PDF for personal use ONLY (no commercial use).
You can probably figure out how to make these from just looking at the picture above, but below, I have a few quick instructions to follow.
PENGUIN CANDY BAR WRAPPERS – STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
- free printable penguin candy bar wrappers (see link above)
- a PDF program, such as Adobe Reader, to open the document
- color printer
- paper (for my penguin, I used presentation paper)
- scissors or paper trimmer
- double-sided tape or tape runner
- regular size Hershey candy bars (1.55 oz/43 g)
- fabric scraps for scarf (to prevent unraveling, I recommend fleece)
- pipe cleaners and pom poms for ear muffs
- hot glue gun to attach pipe cleaners and pom poms
STEP ONE: Download and Print the Template
Download the template and open in Adobe Reader or other PDF program. The message on the back of the template is editable so that you can easily personalize it.
For printing, you could use regular copy paper or card stock. However, for best results, I recommend using presentation paper. Regular copy paper is too thin, while card stock is usually too thick. For my penguin, I used Epson Premium Matte Presentation Paper. It’s heavy duty but not too thick to fold around the candy bar. The Epson paper is also ultra smooth and has a special coating that ensures a smudge-free finish. As a side note, I have an HP printer. Even though I have a different brand printer, the paper works well with my ink.
STEP TWO: Cut and Adhere
After the template is done printing, allow the ink to dry for a minute or two, and then cut it out. You can use scissors, but I recommend a paper trimmer for quick, straight cuts. Wrap the template around the candy bar, visually lining up the “face” of the template with the front of the candy bar. To adhere, I used my Scotch ATG tape gun, but you could use double-sided tape or any permanent adhesive tape runner.
STEP THREE: Get Crafty
At this point, your penguin could be done. However, you can also easily embellish it with any craft supplies that you have on hand. For my penguin candy bar wrapper, I cut a thin strip from fabric scraps and used it for a scarf. For the earmuffs, I cut a 4-inch segment from a red pipe cleaner. I then adhered small poms poms to each end of the pipe cleaner using my hot glue gun. Once the glue had dried, I shaped it into the shape of earmuffs. I added two small dabs of hot glue to either side of my penguin’s head, and attached the earmuffs.
Don’t forget where you found this project! Make sure to save the free printable penguin candy bar wrappers to your favorite Pinterest board…