The next project in our felt bird series is our rather cute needle felted penguin. We call him Percy and we have to admit to being a little bit in love. He is fun to make, for even those crafters who are new to needle felting – our trick is to use a small foam egg to form the shape. Cover the foam egg in a layer of white felt roving and poke it repeatedly with a roving needle until the felt sticks to the foam form – using an old needle for this is ideal as it will blunt slightly! Make a felt ball for the penguin’s head and attach this to the body using the same technique – hop over to this post to discover how to make a felt ball. Use our PDF below to print the pattern, materials list and instructions and use that template to cut out the flippers, feet, beak and scarf. You can also make a little iceberg in Peacock colored felt for your penguin to rest on! Our step-by-step tutorial below makes this project super-achievable for everyone from fledgling crafters to seasoned felters – have fun!
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