If you bought a bag of nuts to make the little mice ornaments, odds are you’ll have a handful of whole, shelled pecans in the mix. They are the perfect size and shape to make little penguin ornaments! These are a lot easier than the mice, if you have patience for paint to dry!
- Pecans, whole with shells
- Black and White craft paint
- Yellow or orange felt
- Colored felt for scarves
- Paint brush
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Ribbon for ornament loop hanger
Since this was pretty simple, I just took a photo to show the evolution of this little pecan Penguin ornament:
1. Wash and dry your pecans
2. Paint half of the shell white
3. Paint the rest of the shell black, making a “widow’s peak” in the front, and add two black dots for eyes
4. Cut one small triangle and a heart from your yellow felt, and then a strip 1/4” thick from your colored felt. Attach the triangle for the nose, the heart for the feet, and glue on the colored strip as a scarf, fringing the ends with scissors if you like. Hot glue your ribbon loop to the back of the penguin.
Basically, the easiest little ornament craft ever! An assembly line keeps things moving along while you are waiting for the paint to dry, and before you know it, you have a whole pile of these little guys waiting to be given as neighbor, teacher, or grandparent gifts. Enjoy!