So while everyone’s out coloring Easter eggs or otherwise preparing for tomorrow, I’m making penguin magnets. I happen to think penguins are appropriate for any holiday. These little guys are hand-painted on small, wooden discs I found at Joann. I’m not really sure what you’re supposed to make with them besides awesome refrigerator magnets.
1″ and 2″ round, wooden discs
Roll of magnetic tape (or small magnets + glue)
Pencil and variety of brushes
Sketch out your design in pencil. I went with penguins because they’re cute and easy to draw over and over again.
Paint the body of the penguin and the sides of the magnet a dark gray.
Fill in everything else with two coats of white paint.
Add in the feet and beak; I mixed orange and yellow ochre to get this color.
Outline the penguin using black paint and a detail brush. These lines don’t have to be perfect; you can always touch them up. Once the paint is dry and you’re happy with the design, coat the magnet in a layer or two of acrylic sealer. Let dry for a few hours.
Attach a small piece of magnet tape to the back.