We were going through the girls out-grown clothes and deciding which ones to donate to Goodwill, when Emily spotted these old microfiber tights. She declared we could make a penguin from them, and of course I had to agree!
To make your own penguin playset, you will need: some felt, thread, old microfiber stockings, and some stuffing. First, cut off the foot of the stocking (about 7″ from the toe). The toe will be the top of the penguin’s head.
Stuff your penguin!
Whip stitch the body shut. Pin and sew felt pieces into place for the eyes, nose, belly, and feet. Sew on arms, and sew along the neckline with a gather stitch.
We added a small fish for our penguin to eat and used some of our snowflake ornaments to decorate his “igloo” (an empty dishwasher detergent box). Emily notified me that tomorrow is the penguin’s birthday, so he’s very busy sprucing up the place.
We’ll be adding a mama penguin and a baby too! Both of the girls really enjoy playing with this set. Now…. off to watch March of the Penguins………