What’s in a penguin’s head?

16 Apr

HI everybody!

Some weeks ago my sister got a gift from someone who knows her very much: she has all sort of keepsakes around her bedroom and she LOVES penguins. Aren’t these cute containers a perfect gift for her?

I am so happy publish a tutorial here because I fell in love with this craft as soon as I saw it, and I look forward to making it with the kids, maybe decorating them with other animals’ shapes.

nel pinguino

The body is a piece of a very very thick paperboard tube.

All the parts  (body, legs, wings, beak and head) where previously colored with acrilyc spray paint.

1) The “lid”  ( a circle of  cardboard ) opens and closes since it is anchored to the body with a thumbtack.

2) The bottom and the legs ( hard cardboard) are fastened to the body with nails.

3) The wings are made of black paper and just glued to the penguin’s body.

4) The beak is made of two triangular pieces of plastic, glued together and to the penguin’s face with super glue.

I hope this is useful for you 🙂

Enjoy crafting with or for your children!


Linking to:

The Stuff of SuccessImpatiently crafty DIY Craft blog

9 Risposte a “What’s in a penguin’s head?”

  1. Rebecca 16 aprile 2012 a 15:16 #

    Squeal! I love this. I will have to make one!Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • crearescout 16 aprile 2012 a 16:37 #

      …especially because of your blog’s name! 🙂
      Thanks for reading

  2. dixiendottie 18 aprile 2012 a 20:44 #

    Super cute! Very creative!

    • crearescout 18 aprile 2012 a 22:42 #

      Thank you! Do you have any suggestion for other animals?

  3. pinkoddy 19 aprile 2012 a 12:16 #

    What a clever idea and so cute. And not just limited to penguins. Thanks for sharing.

    • crearescout 19 aprile 2012 a 16:04 #

      Thank you! What other animals do you suggest? I was thinking of a crocodile 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by

      • pinkoddy 19 aprile 2012 a 20:46 #

        Could do anything! Pig, cow, horse, elephant.
        Very welcome.

      • crearescout 20 aprile 2012 a 11:05 #

        elephant is interesting… I can see the big ears already 🙂

  4. fresheggsdaily 17 ottobre 2012 a 01:25 #

    What a beautiful idea ! I found you through DIY Dreamer. I will definitely be back and hope that you’ll come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-4.html


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