Winter crafts are fun to make whether your eight or eighty and can help pass the time when winter weather keeps you stuck inside. Because of the cold icy environment that they live in penguins make a great theme for winter craft projects. One of my favorite penguin themed winter crafts is a tin can penguin treat holder. This cute craft is easy enough to be made by the very young children with adult supervision and can also be a fun craft for adults.Tin can penguin treat holders filled with homemade treats make great little pick me up gifts to give to teachers, bus drivers and neighbors. Because this winter craft project reuses tin cans you’ll feel good knowing that you’ve saved a few items from the landfill and turned them into a cute craft project that adds some winter cheer to your special someones day.
Empty and clean vegetable or soup cans
White acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Pink acrylic paint
Large one inch pom poms
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Small piece of sponge
Orange craft foam
1. Paint the tin can black
2. Allow to dry
3. Use white paint to paint half of a white oval shape starting at the bottom of the can. The smaller end of the oval should be pointing toward the top of the can.
4. Cut the felt in a 1 1/2 inch wide rectangle shape that is large enough to go around the can with about an two inches of felt left on either end.
5. Use the scissors to fringe the end of the rectangle strip. This will be the penguin’s scarf.
6. Wrap the scarf around the can and secure with hot glue.
7. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the pencil and remove. You should have a spiral shape.
8. Stretch the spiral out large enough to glue to the top of the can like a handle and hot glue in place.
9. Hot glue a large pom pom over the ends of the pipe cleaner on either side of the can. These will be the penguin’s ear muffs.
10. Hot glue the wiggle eyes in the center of the white oval.
11. Cut out a one inch triangular beak from orange craft foam.
12. Hot glue the beak just below the wiggle eyes on the tin can.
13. Dip the sponge in the pink paint and lightly press on the white area of the tin can near the penguin’s nose to make rosy cheeks.
14. Allow to dry
15. Put a piece of tissue paper inside and fill with small treats, candies or cookies.
You may want to make several penguin treat cans to have on on hand when you need a cute container for homemade treats during the holiday season or something to put a gift card in. You can also display them in your home as part of your winter themed decor.