Penguin sculptures – Ballerina and Pom Pom penguins

Ralphie the bunny with Dremel tool drill bit

A close-up look at Christine’s ballerina and pom pom penguin sculptures

Today I’m going to share with you how Christine created some ballerina and pom pom penguin sculptures. When Christine was working on the penguins, she needed to drill some holes into the resin feet of the penguins.  She uses a small drill bit on her Dremel power tool to make the holes. Yikes! I was very close to the drill bit that was used to drill holes into the penguins’ feet.  Look at all of the kinked resin pieces left on the drill bit after Christine drilled the holes. Why do holes need to be drilled into the feet?

Ralphie the bunny next to work-in-progress light bulb penguin sculptures

Wire leg armatures for the penguin sculptures

The holes need to be drilled so the wires for the legs can be attached to the penguin sculptures. In the photo shown above the wires are a bit too long. They need to be trimmed down a bit.

Ralphie the bunny standing between penguin sculptures

Progress continues on the penguin sculptures

Now the feet are securely attached with the FixIt Sculpt by Aves Studio. You can also see that Christine used aluminum foil to help form the tails for the penguin sculptures. She used wire mesh and masking tape to help make the penguins’ wings.

A close-up view of how the pom poms were attached to the penguin sculpture

How the pom poms were attached 

Here’s a close-up view of how the pom poms were attached to the penguin’s wings. It was a little challenging for Christine to create the pom poms. She bought a store bought pom pom and then cut shorter strips to use for the pom poms. After she created the pom poms, she used the wires at the base of the pom poms to securely attach them to the wings.

Light bulb penguin sculptures covered with Fix-it sculpt

More sculpting completed

Now the penguin sculptures are almost completely sculpted with the FixIt sculpt. The ballerina is standing with its wings in position to do a beautiful ballet routine. And the pom pom penguin is holding the poms ready to do a dance and cheer.

Ballerina penguin sculpture

Dance little penguin ballerina, dance!

Christine had fun creating the ballerina tutu for the penguin sculpture. She used strips of tulle that she tied to a satin cord to make the tutu. As she worked on it, she couldn’t wait to attach it to the penguin’s body. She found some useful tips on how to make the tutu here at this blog “Duds for Dolls.”

Pom Pom penguin sculpture

U-rah-rah! The pom pom penguin sculpture is completed!

Ralphie next to a ballerina penguin sculpture

Here I am posed next to the penguin ballerina sculpture. She’s so busy working on her dance routine. I hope you enjoyed this look at how Christine created her Up-Cycled light bulb penguin sculptures. Take care!

About christine

A watercolor and sculpture artist and avid crafter/designer. Working creatively with my hands is what gives me joy and contentment and makes me want to get up in the morning.
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1 Response to Penguin sculptures – Ballerina and Pom Pom penguins

  1. Cute as can be. How long does it take to make a pom pom penguin? I’m glad Ralphie can guide you. Tell him for me , “I think he is cute.”

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