If you haven’t tried it needle felting is surprisingly therapeutic and also really easy to do. I was a little sceptical about it but once we had made our needle felted hearts I discovered how easy it was. Although we have needle felted with my kids when they were preschoolers – it did need a lot of supervision to avoid them stabbing themselves with the needle but as they are now older it’s much easier to help them achieve the designs that they want to make. This cute little Needle Felted Penguin is perfect for an easy Christmas Tree Ornament and looks really cute.

This easy needle felted penguin Christmas tree decoration is an ideal beginner project for yourself of the kids to give needle felting a try.

Have a try at our other Needle Felting projects for beginners – needle felted hearts and needle felted 3d Robin.

Materials Needed for your Needle Felted Penguin Christmas Ornament

We have included affiliate links to products and resources we used to create these Needle Felted Penguins. If you purchase through the links we may earn a small commission.

Needle Felting Cushion

Needle Felting Needle

Egg-shaped Cookie Cutter

Black Wool Roving

Orange Wool Roving

White Wool Roving

Small Ribbon

Needle and Thread

This easy needle felted penguin Christmas tree decoration is an ideal beginner project for yourself of the kids to give needle felting a try.

How to make your Needle Felted Penguin Christmas Tree Decoration

  1. Place your egg-shaped cookie cutter on the needle felting cushion.This easy needle felted penguin Christmas tree decoration is an ideal beginner project for yourself of the kids to give needle felting a try.
  2. Pack the cookie cutter full of black wool roving.This easy needle felted penguin Christmas tree decoration is an ideal beginner project for yourself of the kids to give needle felting a try.
  3. STAB the wool roving with your needle felting needle.This easy needle felted penguin Christmas tree decoration is an ideal beginner project for yourself of the kids to give needle felting a try.
  4. As it compresses and makes felt don’t forget to turn it over to compact and felt the back as well.
  5. Once you have a black egg shape felted remove the cookie cutter.This easy needle felted penguin Christmas tree decoration is an ideal beginner project for yourself of the kids to give needle felting a try.
  6. Now add some white wool roving to the bottom of the egg shape where it is at it’s widest.This easy needle felted penguin Christmas tree decoration is an ideal beginner project for yourself of the kids to give needle felting a try.
  7. Using the Needle Felting Needle compact down the white wool to form the belly of the penguin.This easy needle felted penguin Christmas tree decoration is an ideal beginner project for yourself of the kids to give needle felting a try.
  8. Add in two small sections for eyes.This easy needle felted penguin Christmas tree decoration is an ideal beginner project for yourself of the kids to give needle felting a try.
  9. Then switch to orange wool roving and create some little feet and a beak.This easy needle felted penguin Christmas tree decoration is an ideal beginner project for yourself of the kids to give needle felting a try.
  10. When you have it flat take a small section of ribbon and form a loop.This easy needle felted penguin Christmas tree decoration is an ideal beginner project for yourself of the kids to give needle felting a try.
  11. Sew this onto the top of the penguins head and hang on the tree.

This easy needle felted penguin Christmas tree decoration is an ideal beginner project for yourself of the kids to give needle felting a try.

Out Now! – Countdown to Christmas Ebook

When life gets hectic in the lead up to Christmas wouldn’t it be great to be able to spend a little time with the family creating gifts for others, food to enjoy together and traditions that make magical Christmas Memories?

But what actually happens is you spend hours searching through Pinterest looking for ideas and realise halfway through saying you are going to start that you have only 1 thing on the materials list!

I’ve been there!

So that is why we’ve put together our 24 favourite Christmas Activities, Crafts and Recipes with full materials lists and step-by-step instructions so that you have everything at your fingertips.

Produced as a PDF you can download, print and use these ideas throughout the festive season with your children and families.

Find out more as we share with you our Favourite Ways to Countdown to Christmas.

Feeling Really Crafty Check out these Kits to Make some more Needle Felting Decorations for Christmas

This Santa Needle Crafting set (from Amazon) or the same kit but on Etsy would make the perfect decorations for the tree – look at how great the wool roving looks to make a beard.

Looking a lot like the Snowman from The Snowman by Raymond Briggs this Snowman Needle Felting set (from Amazon) or the same kit from Etsy would make another really cute decoration for the tree.

Do you love the Scandinavian gnomes – well why not try making your own Gnome from this Gnome Needle Felting Kit.

Not Feeling so Crafty

Then why not buy some beautiful handmade needle felted ornaments for your Christmas Tree this year.

One of my favourites these Needle Felted Baubles for the Christmas Tree I love how different they are than other decorations I have seen.

More Beautiful Ornaments to Make

Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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