Sunday, December 5, 2010

DIY Penguin Christmas Village: Scarves and Ice-Skaters

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These are two super easy ways to take a regular Christmas Village Penguin, and make them a bit more unique.  These two penguin characters both start with the Basic Penguin, then add extra pazazz (is that how you spell that?).  So, to start out, make two Basic Penguins.  Then continue on with the directions below :)

How to Make a Christmas Penguin with Scarf

To make a scarf, make a very small roll of clay, then flatten it out.  Using a flat edge (you can even use your finger nails), make a number of small dents into either end of the scarf.  Carefully wrap the scarf around your penguin (you don't need to press it into the penguin to make it stay).  You're done!  Penguins with Scarves make excellent bystanders in a Penguin Christmas Village.

Bake at 275F for about 15 minutes to harden

How to Make an Ice-Skating Penguin:

Ice skates are just a larger roll of clay (I used red and green), with a much smaller roll of white clay beneath.  For 'action' skates, place one slightly forward and tilting upwards on your penguin, and the other slightly behind and tilting downwards.  To make an ice rink, just make an outline out of white sculpey, and if you like, add some green pine trees.  You're done!

Bake at 275F for about 15 minutes to harden

1 comment:

  1. I love these penguins. They're probably my favorite crafty thing you make.