CraftSmart® Penguin Ornament
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CraftSmart® Penguin Ornament

Create your own Christmas ornaments using polymer clay and your creativity!

Designed by Britta Lautenschlager courtesy of Polyform.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • CraftSmart┬« Polymer Clay - White, Black, Orange, Blue and Bright Green
  • Sculpey┬« Clay Tool Starter Set
  • Clay Conditioning Machine
  • Ruler
  • Clay-Dedicated Baking Sheet
  • Ornament Hook

Project Instructions

Knead clay for two minutes. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275°F (130° C) for 15 minutes per ¼" (6mm) of thickness. Do not use in microwave oven. Do not exceed the above temperatures or recommended baking time. Baking should be completed by an adult. Wash hands after use.

Make 1½" x 2" high black flat teardrop for body. Make 1" x 1½" white flat teardrop and press on body. Make 1" black flat circle and press on body for head. Make two ¾"x1¼" black flat teardrops and press on body for arms.

Make two 3/8" white flat circles and press on for cheeks. Make two ¼" white flat circles and press on for eyes. Make two 1/8" black flat circles and press on eyes. Make orange ½" x ¼" orange flat oval for beak top. Make ¼" x ½" orange flat teardrop for beak bottom. Press beak parts on face. Use needle tool to press two holes on upper beak. Make two ½" orange balls and flatten slightly into ovals for feet. Press feet on body bottom. Use needle tool to press in toes.

Make 1½" x 1½" blue triangle and press on head for hat. Make 1¾" blue flat snake and press in lines with needle tool for brim. Press brim on hat. Fold point over. Make ¼" white ball and press on point for pom pom.

Using clay conditioning machine on #1 (thickest) setting, make blue sheet. Using ruler and blade tool, cut 1/8" x 2" and 1/8" x 1½" strips for scarf. Press short strip across neck. Fold remaining strip in half and use cutting blade to make fringe. Press fold on neck strip to make scarf. Using needle tool, poke hole in ornament top for ornament hook.

Make the second penguin, repeating all steps and using bright green for Steps 4-5 instead of blue.

Bake at 275°F for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Add ornament hook.


Always use a clay-dedicated baking sheet for your projects.

Oven should only be used by and adult.