February 2019 – No-Sew Sock Penguin
- 1 black sock (I used men’s socks)
- 1 sock in color or pattern for the hat (I used children’s socks)
- Rice (will need 4 or 5 cups per penguin)
- rubber bands (or thread)
- white and orange felt
- tacky glue
- black sharpie
- scissors (make sure they are sharp!)
- Start by filling the black sock with rice (you’ll need a nice amount of rice).
- When you are happy with the amount of rice and the rough shape of the soon to be sock penguin tie a rubber band at the top. If you use a sock with arch support you may be able to skip the rubber band.
- Now take another rubber band and place it just above the middle of the sock, to separate the body and the You will probably have to shape the body a little with your hands.
- Cut the excess sock. You can secure the top by adding some glue from the glue gun.
- Cut a white oval shape (measure it against the body to get things right) out of white felt.
- Glue it on the sock with tacky glue Cut a small beak out of orange felt and glue it onto the head. Draw two black eyes with a black marker.
- Add ribbon to make a scarf (Glue down ribbon if desired)
- Lastly cut one colorful sock (at the middle). Roll it up a little bit to get the hat shape and place on top of the penguin. (You can glue the “Hat band” for a cleaner look)
Notes: You can make a lot of variation just by changing the hat. One penguin I used the toe of the sock and another I used the left over leg.