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Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Penguins

Submitted by Cindy Lenahan of Alabama

Mr. Patty Penguin ornament

"Mr. Patty Penguin"

This ornament is special to me because I had my 17 year old daughter sitting and talking to me while I was making him. I really enjoyed our time together. It doesn't happen often, her being a beautiful teen; she has people to hang out with besides her mother. But, that is the true reason why this ornament is so special to me.


I started out with a 1" Styrofoam ball for his head. I pained it with white and black paint.

The hat I made out of paper. I just made a circle for the bottom of the hat and then wrapped another small piece of paper for the hat itself. Then another small piece of paper for the top of the hat. Then I put glue on the hat and added shiny glitter.

For the nose I used Crayola foam magic and shaped it like a cone. The eyes were dotted with black paint.

Then came the body. I used a small 1 1/2" clay pot for the body. I painted the front of it white so it looks like the penguin's belly, then painted the remaining clay pot black.

The arms were made from black foam, the feet were made from orange foam, both attached with Elmer's glue.

To finish off, I added a tiny sucker that I bought at Hobby Lobby on the body with glue.

And that is all I had to do. It was a joy to make.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my ornament with you and the other readers. I appreciate it. I hope you and everyone will enjoy making them as much as I did.

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