Snowy Penguin Pail

By  Meggan Maravich 

  • Snowy Penguin Pail


  • Metal paint bucket
  • Americana Acrylic Paints (DecoArt): Hauser Light Green; Avocado; Snow White; True Red; Lamp Black; True Ochre; Honey Brown; Napa Red; Baby Blue
  • Craft Twinkles Brush-on Glitter Paint (DecoArt): Crystal


  • Americana StarLite Varnish (DecoArt)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Black fine-tip permanent marker

Basic Supplies

  • newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Snowy Penguins Pail

  • 1. Clean bucket with vinegar water and a clean cloth. Dry thoroughly. Basecoat bucket Hauser Light Green.
  • 2. Print and cut out pattern. Transfer main pattern to bucket, adding details as needed.
  • 3. Shade around main pattern lines with Avocado. Paint penguin bodies White; shade Honey Brown. Paint feathers Lamp Black. Paint accessories True Red; shade Napa Red. Details are White; shade Honey Brown. Paint penguin beaks and feet True Ochre; shade Honey Brown. Basecoat snowy ground White; shade Baby Blue. Eyes are dip dots of Lamp Black. Use paintbrush handle to dip dots of Snow White in background.
  • 4. Apply Craft Twinkles Crystal over snowy ground and Snow White dip dots. Let dry. Apply varnish. Outline details with marker.