Make Cuddly Baby Penguins from wool scraps

These cuddly wool baby penguins only need some wool scraps and you can make them for a nursery mobile, to embellish a key ring, or to hang on a wall.


These cuddly wool baby penguins are crafted from scraps of wool and are very easy to make. All you need is a fork, a pair of scissors and some craft glue (or a hot glue gun).

If you've got 10 minutes to spare, make these cuddly baby penguins for a mobile that hangs above a cot or crib, or make them for a key ring, and you can even make a few to hang as wall decor in a children's bedroom.






1. Wrap white or cream wool around a fork. Wrap around about 20 times for a nice fluffy penguin. Knot off at the end.

GOOD TO KNOW: A small bulldog clip at the top of the fork prevents your wool from slipping off.

2. Wrap grey or black wool around the top section of the fork. This time wrap around about 30 times.

3. Tie off the second colour.



4. Slip a length of wool - in the second colour - through the fork.

5. Take this length of wool and use it to tie a knot around the wrapped wool and tie a small knot.

6. Hold the ball firmly in your hand and use scissors to cut open around the edge.

7. Use scissors to trim any long lengths of wool from around the ball.

8. Now you need to do some fine trimming so that you can make it very fluffy and cuddly.

GOOD TO KNOW: Use your fingers and a toothpick to fluff up the ball shape.

9. Now you can add the detail for the face using coloured wool and craft glue or hot glue. Cut a small length of yellow or orange wool for the beak. Use a toothpick to open up the wool to allow you to place a dot of glue on the inside. Use a toothpick to push the yellow or orange wool in tightly to form the beak.

10. Use craft glue or hot glue to apply the eyes. Again, use a toothpick to open up the wool to allow you to place a dot of glue on the inside. Use a toothpick to push the eyes in tightly.

11. To make the wings you have two options...

You can use wool and glue to craft the wings and stick these onto the outside...

Or, you can cut out small pieces of stiff fabric for the wings.

Use a toothpick to lift up the wool to stick the wings in place on either side.

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