Make Your Own Pine Cone Penguins

by Emma Louise Oldham 07 December, 2018

Make Your Own Pine Cone Penguins

These cute little creations will make wonderful decorations for your Christmas tree. Or why not make them as a present for a friend? They are completely plastic-free and full of character!


What you need:

  • Pine cones
  • One-inch wooden beads for the head (we up-cycled some orange ones from an old necklace)
  • Black and yellow felt (small pieces
  • Paintbrush
  • Black and white craft paint
  • Glue gun and glue
  • Scissors
  • String/twine
  • Newspaper/sheet (to cover your work surface)

    What to do:

    Step 1: Cover your workspace.  Paint the tips of your pine cones white. Leave to dry.


    Step 2: Paint your wooden beads white. Allow them to dry. They will need at least two coats.


    Step 3: Cut out some wings from the black felt. With help from an adult, use your glue gun to glue them to the sides of each pine cone.


    Step 4: Cut out some feet from the yellow felt. Glue these to the base of each pine cone.


    Step 5: Thread a piece of twine through each bead and secure the end with a large knot.


    Step 6: Use your black paint to draw each penguin’s head and eyes. For the eyes,
    it’s easiest to use the end of a very thin paintbrush to dab them on. Wait for
    the paint to dry.


    Step 7: Glue each bead to a pine cone. Cut out a small yellow triangle for each penguin’s beak, and glue it to the centre of a wooden bead. Ta-da! You’ve made your festive penguins!





    Emma Louise Oldham
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