Toilet Paper Roll Penguins
Toilet Paper Roll Penguins
How stinking cute are these little guys?! Using toilet paper rolls is a great, inexpensive way to decorate your home. If you don’t believe me just google empty toilet paper roll crafts and you will see all the endless possibilities. I have made a few toilet paper roll crafts but so far this has been one of my favorites. Let me show you how I made them!
What you will need to get started:
- Empty toilet paper roll
- scrap of material for the scarf (mine was an old tea towel )
- Black sock ( ankle socks will not work for this)
- colored sock for the hat ( again, no ankle socks)
- orange marker or paint
- a very small piece of burlap
- 2 Small black beads (eyes)
- Small snowflake or something to embellish the hat with like a button.
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
The How To:
Step 1: Place the black sock over the toilet paper tube. You may have to cut the ends as needed. Tuck the ends inside the toilet paper roll and secure with a few small dabs of glue.
Step 2: Put the hat on. To do this cut off the ribbed end of the sock. Place the sock over the top of the toilet paper roll. Fold the bottom up a little to give the effect of a beanie. Pull the rest of the sock up and tie a bow using a thread from the burlap or twine. Trim the hat above the bow to your liking. Embellish with a small snowflake, button, or rusty jingle bell.
Step 3: For the Belly cut a small triangle out of the burlap and cut the top corner off. You may want to put your scarf on quick just to see how much of the corner to cut. Glue the burlap belly on making sure the fat side is at the bottom like in the photo below.
Step 4: Put the scarf on. Just wrap it around and tie a knot in it making sure the knot is slightly to the right or left side, which ever you prefer. For the scarf we used an old tea towel. We made a small cut into the tea towel then ripped it the rest of the way to give it a frayed look.
Step 5: The Face-
The eyes– Glue two little beads on for the eyes. An easy way to do this is to slip the bead on the end of a toothpick and put a tiny dab of glue on it. Then use the toothpick to stick the eyes where you want them. Once the eye ball is in place gently pull the toothpick out.
The nose– Color the tip of a toothpick with an orange marker. Snip the tip of the toothpick off with scissors and glue the nose ( orange tip) on the penguin.
How cute are they? Theses are great gifts to give to teachers and neighbors along with some cookies, of course 😉 Check out my easy recipe for Double Chocolate Cake Box Cookies, a plate of these would compliment this gift perfectly!