Animal bookends

This is a creative and very easy way to make your own cute bookends!

1. Penguin

You will need:

  • Gray socks
  • Light pink felt
  • Googly eyes (from Poundland)
  • Yellow felt
  • Clear elastics
  • Rice
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun/glue
  • Bottle (to pour the rice)

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First, pour the rice into a bottle to make it easier to pour into the sock.

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Pour it in the sock (about 1,5 kg) and tie the top with a clear elastic.

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Cut off the top close to the clear elastic tie and shape the head and secure it with an elastic.

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Cut out an oval shape from the light pink felt that fits the stomach of the penguin and glue it on.

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Cut out a small triangle for the beak out of the yellow felt.

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Glue the triangle in the middle of the face and glue on the googly eyes.

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2. Owl

You will need:

  • Gray socks
  • Blue felt
  • Yellow felt
  • Glue gun
  • White paper/felt
  • Sharpie
  • White paint
  • Scissors
  • Clear elastics

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Repeat the steps the previous steps, bu slightly alter the shape so the body is shorter and rounder and the head should be bigger. Also i left the excess on the top be as it added a certain character.

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Cut out an oval shape as the previous design to fit the stomach of the owl, but also cut out two circles and a triangle as shown below.

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Cut out smaller circles from white paper/felt and draw a pupil inside with a black marker. Use the white paint to add a small dot of white to create depth in the eyes. Then, cut out the shape of an upside down teardrop from the yellow felt.

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Glue everything on with the glue gun.

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Use the white paint to add a wave-like pattern to the body of the owl and you are finished.

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