What you will need:
- A Pine Cone
- Black tempera paint
- Paint brush
- hot glue gun and glue stick
- Black, White and Red Felt for making tummy/face, wings, and a hat (or buy a hat pre-made)
- Googlie eyes
- Orange pipe cleaner
- Wet wipes (for cleaning)
I was planning on making a Santa hat out of felt for our pine cone penguin, until I found these cute Santa hats on sale at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.
First paint the pine cone black and let the paint dry.
TIP: If you the squeeze the paint directly on the pine cone and then spread it with a brush, it is easier to do than putting the paint on a plate and having to scoop it up with the brush.
Cut the white felt in a oblong 8 figure as shown in the picture above. Cut two wings out of the black felt. If you are making your own Santa hat make it before you start on the penguin.
Cut a small part off the orange pipe cleaner and bend it in a “V” shape for the beak. Then take the remaining piece and bend 3 toes on each end as shown in the above picture.
Plug in your hot glue gun and let it heat up.
Start with gluing the face first on to the white felt piece.
Then take the pine cone and glue the white felt piece on as desired. After that glue the hat and wings on as desired.
On the bottom of the pine cone glue on the feet as shown above.
Enjoy your new Holiday Penguin 🙂
Instructions for Rudolf here.
Our holiday pine cone friends 🙂
Instructions for pine cone Santa click here
Instructions for the painted tree click here
Instructions for the salt dough ornaments click here