Make an adorable penguin craft out of a clear ornament! Add a hanger to use during the holidays, or keep it on a shelf. Kids will love making these cute penguins this winter!
Looking for more cute penguin crafts? You might like our felt penguin softie (the perfect craft for kids learning to sew and comes with a template!) or our frozen banana penguins!
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Could you just die with the cuteness of this craft, and that little boy reaching for it?! I couldn’t have planned that shot if I had tried. He was so excited about the little penguin craft that we made out of a clear ornament! The best ideas are often the simplest ideas. I’ve had a box of these in my Christmas box for a couple of years and finally made something with them. There are so many fun uses for clear ornaments. I like using the big ones to put small gifts inside and these little ones are great for smaller crafts.
You’ll need a large pom pom, an ornament for the penguin’s belly (I’d recommend using plastic ornaments), some felt scraps for the flippers, orange beak and feet, a couple of craft eyes and something to fill the ornament (we used mini fake snow from the Dollar Store). Easy peasy!
Note: you can use construction paper instead of felt scraps.
Penguin Ornament Craft
This penguin ornament craft takes just minutes to make and uses basic craft supplies! A fun winter craft for preschool-kindergarten and older kids, alike!
If you have felt, a pom pom, and hot glue, you are well on your way to making a whole variety of ornament animals!
Easy Penguin Craft Made Out Of An Ornament!
Penguin Ornament Craft
- hot glue gun/glue sticks
- clear Christmas ornament
- small funnel
- fake Snow (Dollar Store)
- orange and black felt scraps
- 2 black pom poms
- googly eyes
- Remove the top of the ornament and use a small funnel to fill the ornament with fake snow/styrofoam. Replace top.
- Cut out a heart for the feet, a strip for the flippers, and a small triangle for the beak.
- Hot glue the wings onto the top of the ornament. Add a drop of glue under each wing tip. Glue the feet on.
- Hot glue the pom pom onto the ornament. This is the back view. I left the hanger exposed so that we can add a hook if we want to hang it on the tree. But this little guy stands on his own so you can just skip that part and put him on a shelf.
- Hot glue the eyes beak, and ribbon scarf onto the penguin. You can also add a ribbon for hanging if you’d like.
- Place your cute penguin on the table and watch your toddler squeal and run to it!
craft projects for kids To Improve Fine Motor Skills
Sock Snowman: A quick and easy sock snowman for kids to make. No sewing involved! Fill with rice or pillow stuffing for a darling stuffed toy!
Thumbprint Reindeer Ornament: Capture your child’s darling little thumbprint in this cute and easy reindeer thumbprint ornament! Guaranteed to make Mom smile every time she looks at it. A quick, low-mess, activity for toddlers and preschoolers and one of my favorite ornaments currently hanging on our tree.
Candy Airplanes:These candy airplanes for kids are so fun to make. Great for class parties, birthday crafts and party favors—reminiscent of candy trains that we all loved making as children.
Paper Plate Penguin Craft from Simple Every Day Mom
Paper Bag Penguin from I Heart Crafty Things
Popsicle Stick Penguins from The Best Ideas for Kids
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What a sweet photo of the little guy smiling from behind the snowman!
That little penguin is so cute and perfect for little hands!