Precious Penguin Keepsakes

Precious Penguin Keepsakes

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: The Dow Chemical Company

Additional Information



  • Styrofoam brand foam balls: 3", 2-1/2"
  • Black acrylic craft paint
  • Wiggle eyes: 15mm, 10mm
  • Black and orange felt
  • Stiff paint brush
  • Tacky white glue
  • Serrated kitchen knife*
  • Pencil
  • Chopstick, optional

*Only use knife with adult supervision.


  1. Using a serrated kitchen knife, slice off a bit from the bottom of the Styrofoam ball so that it will sit flat.
  2. Lightly draw a circle on the "tummy" area of the ball with a pencil.
  3. Paint all but the circle black. Hint: Make your work easier by pushing a tool such as a chopstick into the Styrofoam ball in order to hold. Place the chopstick and ball into a jar to dry.
  4. Using the patterns provided, cut wings, tail, feet, and beak from felt. Patterns include 2 sizes, cut large for the 3" size, small for the 2-1/2". When reproducing patterns make sure the Lg Tail is exactly 2" wide.
  5. Fold the beak in half and glue.
  6. Glue the felt parts onto the ball referring to the photo for placement.
  7. Glue on wiggle eyes.
Precious Penguin Keepsakes is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Project My gram bought me the stuff to make the penguins and I had a blast. I have made more than I need just because they are so fun to make.
Date published: 2007-12-08
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