A too-cute, Skiing Penguin Christmas Ornament

Christmas is closing in, and it’s time for easy Christmas crafts. Whether you’re looking for DIY Christmas decorations or handmade gift ideas, Christmas ornaments are a favorite Christmas craft. I’m starting with these cute-as-can-be Skiing Penguin Ornaments. Adorable, right? A few basic supplies and six easy steps and you can make your own Skiing Penguin Ornaments. (Skis made from craft sticks & toothpicks? Genius!) I’m announcing the first winner in the Stocking Stuffer Giveaway today, too.

Cute penguin ornaments! Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com

Skiing Penguin Ornaments by Kathleen George.

To make a Skiing Penguin Ornament, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” egg
  • Fabric, 6″ x 3″ knit (hat)
  • Felt: 3″ x 3″ black; orange, pink and green scraps
  • Acrylic craft paint in black & red
  • Wiggle eyes, 1/4″, two
  • Toothpicks, two
  • Sequins, 1/2″, two
  • Craft sticks, two (skis)
  • Ribbon, 1/8″ x 8″
  • Quilt pins, three with red tops
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; sharp pencil; still bristle paintbrush; needle & thread

To make a Skiing Penguin Ornament:

1. Prep the 3” foam egg:

  • Press the wide end of the egg on a tabletop to flatten it.
  • Draw an oval on the front of the egg to mark the belly.
  • Paint the egg black, except for the oval belly. Let paint dry.

2. Whittle one end of each craft stick to form tips for skis. Paint the skis and two toothpicks red. Let dry.

3. Cut from felt:

  • Two wings from black felt, using the penguin wing pattern.
  • Elongated diamond from orange felt for the beak.
  • Two pink circles for the cheeks.
  • Two small, green holly leaves.
Such a cute, DIY ornament. Make him on CraftsnCoffee.com.

His skis are craft sticks, and the ski poles are toothpicks and sequins.

4. Fold the knit fabric in half, right sides together. Stitch a 1/4″ seam along the top and the side; turn right side out. Turn up the bottom edge twice, forming a cuff. Baste the cuff at the back seam to hold it in place.

5. Assemble the penguin:

  • Glue the penguin onto the skis.
  • Glue the hat on the penguin’s head.
  • Glue on the eyes, beak, cheeks and wings.
  • Push sequins onto ends of the toothpicks. Glue toothpicks to tips of wings.
  1. Tie together the ends of the ribbon to form a hanging loop. Add a dab of glue to a quilt pin, and pin the ribbon hanger through the front of the hat and into the penguin. (Adding the hanger to the front of the hat will help the penguin hang straight.) Pin the holly leaves to the hat with the red quilt pins.

You might also want to take a peek at these Penguin Ornaments made from a glove. (One of these little penguins is also posing in the header at the top of the page.)

Adorbs! Made with socks and gloves. Tutorial on Crafts 'n things is available only till Tuesday.

Glove Penguin Ornaments by Kathleen George.

Or, how about this Penguin Ornament made from a sock.

This Penguin Ornament is too cute, and made from socks. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Penguin Sock Ornament by Kathleen George.

Which one of these dapper penguins is your favorite?

Today’s Stocking Stuffer Giveaway winner is Katiria. Please contact me, Katiria, to arrange for your Stocking Stuffer goodies.

You’ll have three more chances to win in the Stocking Stuffer Giveaway. Just leave a comment today for your chance to win. I’ll announce the next Stocking Stuffer Giveaway winner on Friday. What’s in the prize package? A collection of crafty goodies. It’s my way of having a little fun and spreading some seasonal cheer.

Happy Christmas crafting!



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27 Responses to A too-cute, Skiing Penguin Christmas Ornament

  1. i have 8 ft tree and all ways looking for new thing to put on it

    • Sharon says:

      Wow, that’s a tall tree — I bet it’s beautiful! Do you have a theme when you decorate? Maybe next year you’ll add a few new penguin ornaments! Happy crafting. Sharon

  2. LisaM6 says:

    Those are adorable! After this last craftshow I so want to try this one. Great tut

  3. CraftyB says:

    The glove ornaments are my favorite – very festive!!

  4. Angie says:

    Everyone loves penguins! These look to be soft and cuddly too. I just watched that adorable penguin movie last night. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Pam says:

    I think I would rather use a sock then have to paint Styrofoam.

  6. Pam says:

    Love the penguins. Can’t wait to make them. Pam

    • Sharon says:

      Hooray! Would you keep them, or give them as gifts? Or maybe a little of each? I think they would be hard to part with! Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  7. annehaun says:

    Adorable penguin – wish I had more time to make all your crafty ideas!

  8. Connie Cain says:

    These are just too cute!! 🙂 Thanks for the ideas.

  9. Congratulations Katiria! Enjoy your goodies! My favorite is the first one!! So dang cute!!! TFS!

  10. Katiria says:

    I’m SO EXCITED ! thanks Sharon 🙂

  11. Lynda says:

    Cute penguins!

  12. These are too cute!!!!!

  13. Brenda Davis says:

    These little cutie pies are oh so adorable this time of year! They can make a little one giggle and a senior smile. I have got to try to make at least one of these fellas this winter or maybe a whole flock if I can find time. My poor husband may be overrun by these guys……

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