‘Tis the season to be jolly! Use our fantastic Penguin Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial to learn the basics on ribbon sculptures and finish it up into a super cute penguin! Click the link to read more.
Today I’m going to show you how to make an adorable little penguin ribbon sculpture.
Penguin Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial
12″ of 3/8″ Black Solid Grosgrain
11″ of 3/8″ White Solid Grosgrain
1/2″ of 3/8″ Orange Solid Grosgrain
6″ of 1/8″ Red Solid Grosgrain
Wood Burning Tool (optional)
Many ribbon sculptures start out the same way or have the same basic design
Once you get the hang of making ribbon sculptures you will be able to customize designs you’ve already tried and make something completely different.
I must warn you though… it gets addicting!
Begin by cutting and sealing your ribbon.
You will need one 8″ length of black grosgrain, two lengths of 2″ black grosgrain, two 4″ lengths of white grosgrain, one 3″ length white grosgrain, one 6″ of red grosgrain and one small 1/2″ length of orange grosgrain.
Start with your length of ribbon and create a mini figure eight, making the top half much smaller than the bottom half.
Start at the top, loop around and down and then back up to where you began.
Secure with glue in the back.
Carefully apply hot glue to the back of the top loop.
Flatten it out and hold until dry.
Fold all black and white ribbon lengths into a tear drop shape and secure with hot glue.
Flip the figure eight upside down.
The two white loops will nest together inside the black loop.
Attach each layer with hot glue.
Flip it right side up and attach the two 2″ length loops to the front.
These will be the arms… or flippers… or wings?
Line your metal clip with the remaining 4″ white grosgrain.
Cut the 1/2″ piece of orange grosgrain into a triangle.
You can do this with scissors or a woodburning tool, just make sure to seal the sides.
Tie the 6″length of red 1/8″ grosgrain into a bow.
Attach the orange beak, the red bow and the googly eyes to your penguin with hot glue.
(I apologize for not having photos of these steps, as my child thought they were dumb
and deleted them from my camera. Grr.)
Attach your penguin to the ribbon lined clip.
You just need to decide where on the clip you want your penguin.
I glued mine across the clip horizontally, because my girls often switch which side they part their hair on, but it’s your call.
And, that is the last step, my friends.
Now just admire your cute, little penguin friend and smile.
Your little one can wear her penguin ribbon sculpture throughout the holidays and all year long.
My daughter loves penguins and even wore her new hair clip to bed!
Happy holidays and happy crafting!
Thank you Britt for this awesome Penguin Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial! Brittany is the queen of ribbon sculpture tutorials. Check out all of her tutorials for us by clicking on her name at the top of the post.
And to see more of Brittany, head on over to Crafty Mischief. I absolutely love all her ideas for the holidays, especially the kids’ crafts!
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