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!
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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!
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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.
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Welcome! I'm Brandy, mother to 5 darling kiddos and a cute black lab named Toby. My husband is in the Coast Guard so we've lived all over the place, turning each house into a home. I love baking, sewing, making cute things with my kids, and sharing what I've learned with all of you!