DIY Penguin Christmas Ornament
I must have a thing for penguins. We have our penguin zippy critter, penguin bib pattern, penguin (which must have not transferred over from the blog move, I’ll see if I can fix that). Today, I am working with Oriental Trading to bring you a quick tutorial on how to make a fun penguin Christmas ornament.
- Clear dome ornaments
- Medium googly eyes
- Mini orange pom poms
- Black spray paint
- Vinyl (or paper and tape)
- White beads
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Take off the back of your ornament and trace either half (doesn’t matter which) onto a paper. From there, draw a belly that fits inside the traced shape. You can do any size or shape that you want, just make sure you leave yourself some margin around the belly. Cut it out and trace onto vinyl. The vinyl will stick to the ornament, be removable, and reusable. If you don’t have vinyl you can use some paper and tape to hold it down, but that will be less convenient.
Place the vinyl on the front of your dome. Take outside and spray-paint the front of your dome. When dry, remove the vinyl.
Place your eyes and and pom pom as a beak and glue them down. Cut your fleece into a 1″ × 10″ strip. Cut slits at each shorter end to make little tassels on your scarf.
Fill your ornament with approximately 3 tablespoons of your white beads. Put the ornaments back on again. Tie the scarf around your ornament below his li’l face. Cut a piece of cording 7″ long and tie to the top for hanging.
That’s it! This penguin Christmas ornament is a quick project you could do with your child’s school class or just with your own kids at home.
I hope your holiday season is going swimmingly! I’ll be back soon with a new pattern and a printable.