Needle Felted Penguin

First time posting a topic. Here goes.

Needle Felted Rockhopper Penguin in it’s habitat:

Son had a school project to present an animal, it’s habitat and show adaptation for said habitat.

He wanted something larger then a figurine but to still be able to show details. After discussing multiple options with consideration of above constraints mentioned as well as time, material requisition and learning curve.

Needle felting seemed like a viable option, however we ran into 2 issues

  1. Never Needle Felted before
  2. No one carries supplies in store (I did mention time constraints right?)

Solutions:

  1. Learn: Yay YouTube and Pinterest
  2. Be lucky: Hobby Lobby opened a store very close to us a week before. Was lucky to notice it after trying all other crafts stores nearby and they had stuffs we need.

Project details:
Subject: Penguin. But not your standard plain penguin … Son chose: Rockhopper Penguin. These guys:
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Material:

Steps:

I enjoyed making this. Next project hopefully wont be against the clock.

Hope you like.

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Wow…turned out really good…and nicely detailed!

Who got to do all of the stabbing? That is my favorite part…lol

Nice to see the habitat as well…a good learning tool to see it all like this!

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It looks great! I like seeing all the detail steps.

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So cute!!! Much more impressive than the gerbil diorama I did back in elementary school. :joy:

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Whoa! This is WAY cool!

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This is amazing!

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I love everything about this!

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This is fantastic. I would have never guessed it was your first needle felted project! Love all the progression shots.

Side note: I had a Hobby Lobby open near me last week. Are you in VA?

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Great first felted project!

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Wow! This turned out great! Are you sure you’ve never done this before? :wink:

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This is great, love all the details :penguin:

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Wow! Way to go the extra mile! This is way cooler than the paper mache penguin I remember making once upon a school project. :smile:

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What a great project! Do you see yourself needle felting anything else in the future?

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Thank you all for the kind word :blush:

Answers to questions:

@AIMR ho got to do all of the stabbing? That is my favorite part…lol

I let my son do some of it as this was his project but mostly me.

@gozer Side note: I had a Hobby Lobby open near me last week. Are you in VA?

In NJ

@Bunny1kenobi Wow! This turned out great! Are you sure you’ve never done this before? :wink:

Never Needle Felted before :smiley:

@bethntim What a great project! Do you see yourself needle felting anything else in the future?

Started working on a Monkey with daughter, but this will take a bit longer.

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This is AWESOME!! You did an AMAZING job! I like yo needle felting but struggle with correct body shapes. You nailed it!

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I clicked every photo and read the description, it’s all fabulous! Those feet! And the eyes, and the yellow feathery bits, I need a diagram to tell me what all the parts are called, lol.
Fantastic work, really wonderfully done.

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This is wonderful, never would have known it was a first time project!

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I love you just randomly decided to learn how to needle felt for a class project. Did you like it?

Great execution. The crest was immediately identifiable. Super fun.

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Congrats! Your Needle Felted Penguin is one of this week’s featured projects. You are awesome!

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I thoroughly enjoyed it.

:blush: Wow! I’m humbled. Thank you.

Thank you all for all the kind words.

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