thinking about penguins

I'm still in the daydream stage with this project, but I want to make an Antarctica-themed stop motion animation with my summer camp students in June, and it occurred to me that it would be fun to have them make little stuffed penguins and move them across a constructed white "ice" mountain.  I was thinking that we'd use socks as the basis for the penguin bodies... but where to get lots of cheap black socks?  Baby socks would be best - less stuffing and less storage space needed.  People don't dress their babies in black socks, though.  So I kept the idea in the back of my mind, and today it came to me: work gloves, black work gloves.  Ten fingers in a pair, and each finger could be cut off and become the beginnings of a tiny penguin. I think I have a weekend project. Glove finger, white felt, yellow felt, black felt, googly eyes, something to weight the bottom so it stands up.  Hmm. I'll report back... 

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