DIY | we made Snow-Penguins!!

What to do on snow days? Make snow angels and snow-penguins! Whaaaa?? Yep, penguins! I spotted a snow penguin kit online, but when I went to buy it it was no longer available (darn!). so what’s a crafty interior decorator to do when she wants to bring creativity outdoors? DIY TIME!!!! First I recruited help (hubby, I loooooove you!),

(1) he stacked snow to form semi-triangular shapes for the body of the penguins; made 2 tall ones for the mom + dad penguins and 2 smaller ones for the kids …

(2) I purchased foam sheets from a Michael’s craft store, ORANGE color –> for the feet, bills/beaks; BLACK color  to make the flippers, and eyes; and BLUE color for a bow-ties (yep, they are STYLISH snow penguins!)

(3) I drew an outline of each (eyes, beaks, feet, etc.) on the foam sheets … 

(4) then cut the outlines and place them into the snow piles.

Helloooooooo feeties!

Quack quack (ooh, those r ducks); hmmm, I have no idea how penguins sound! Do you?

Here’s a parts guide, feel free to print it to use it as a visual template:

We made 2 adults and their kid penguins; here’s the dad (hubby added googly eyes to this one) …

Time for the bow-ties for the fellas, and hair/”head” ribbons for the gals …

I formed the paper clips into a U shape ‘clip’ to hold the ties in place in the snow (err, “body”) …

as well as the eyes …

Voila … 

Isn’t he handsome????!

For the beaks and flippers/wings I drew an extension to become the part that get’s inserted into the snow (body) …

Big happy (chubby-cuteness) family …

Here’s the boy, aaaaall dressed up with his bow-tie …

And his sister with her cute ribbon …

That’s me with my owl-winter hat (hmmm, maybe next year we will make snow-owls!!!).

Have you had snow where you live yet? Have you made any snowmans, snow-angels, or had snow-fight fun? Or (my fave!) STOMPED on snow no matter how BIG the snow pile may be. I hope you enjoyed this DIY, that it brought a smile to your face, and that you fill your day with FUN no matter how old (young) you may be!! Now, I have to do some “indoor decorating”! I have 2 designs due this week and I still need to email my contractors one of the designs with all the specs. Have a beautiful fun day!

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6 Responses to DIY | we made Snow-Penguins!!

  1. antonio says:

    What a creative idea. I believe penguins make a high pitched quack, but then again I never met one.
    Can’t wait to see the snow owls next year : )

  2. haha, that is so cute! we do not get snow here very often but next time we do we will have to make a little guy like this!

  3. noreen says:

    you are so funny and creative! adorable. i love that you got out and played like a kid. joy to you!

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