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Snowy Day Penguin Craft

By: Gail Griffin from purplehuesandme.com
Snowy Day Pengiun Craft
Snowy Day Pengiun Craft
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From the Designer: "Little kids and not so little kids look forward to indoor crafts when the weather is cold and snowy! Everyone loves penguins - it's just something about them - they're so cute and fun to watch! So why not have fun making some! This adorable penguin craft is made using items you can find at the dollar store or around your home. And the best part, it's a cute and easy craft for both adults and children alike! Perfect for those cold snowy days and any in-between time during the winter months!"

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsFelt, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts

Easy

SeasonWinter

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Sock
  • Milk or water bottle
  • Felt
  • Fleece
  • Googly eyes
  • Penguin template
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue or fabric glue

Instructions

  1. Cut out penguin pieces in felt. NOTE: click on the image below for a larger version of the template.

  2. Glue on the smaller like pieces on top of the larger ones for the feet and wings.

  3. Pull the sock over the bottle and twist sock around and down over the bottle.

  4. Glue on body and feet.

  5. For the hat, cut out a 7 1/2" square from fleece.

  6. Run a bead of glue along one side and fold over creating a tube.

  7. Turn tube inside out, cuffing one end and gathering opposite end and tying with a scrap.

  8. Try on hat over the sock bottle and adjust to fit down, just before tip of body.

  9. Glue on eyes, beak and wings.

  10. To finish, cut a narrow strip of fleece and tie around penguin, just below beak and over top of wings.

NotesHave fun making a companion or more!

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Penguins are always 'in' and what little one wouldn't love having these little critters in hand to play with? I think these would make a nice scout troop or kids' church group project as well as a family gathering project too! You could make several and use these as place card holders at a holiday dinner gathering and guests could take one home as a little momento of the evening. Such a wonderfuly easy project that looks great and makes you feel great just looking at these adorable critters! Thanks for sharing!

I can not even tell you how cute these penguins are. I love them. Reminds me of Happy Feet an that is just what I will make them. So adorable and so simple to make using a water bottle and a sock. Now how many ones do I have that do not have mates and that hat gives the penguin some personality. How about making a few and changing them a little and making your own Happy Feet collection foe a mantel or centerpiece. How cute will that be. Great tutorial.

I've got to Pin this one! This is an adorable craft to make with children while they are home on school vacation this week. Crafting sessions are perfect for February vacation in the cold states of New England. Isn't it great to share special time with children or grandchildren? This is an excellent craft for daycare or the babysitter to share for entertainment.

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