How to Make a Wooden Spoon Flamingo

August 3, 2017 34 Comments
Wooden Spoon Flamingo

This little craft was prompted again by one of our local horticultural shows. There was a class for a decorated wooden spoon for children aged between 5-7 years.  We have decorated wooden spoons in the past, and the kids loved it, so Isla was really keen to enter.  When I asked her what animal she wanted to turn her wooden spoon into, she of course said a Flamingo! Or mingo as she calls them, her favourite animal (probably because they’re pink!). So together we crafted this little wooden spoon flamingo.

How to Make a Wooden Spoon Flamingo

This is a simple craft that you can do with the kids, with just very basic craft supplies. For younger children, you may need more parental input.  I did the cutting out for Isla, but otherwise gave her free reign.

Wooden Spoon Flamingo

You Will Need

  • Wooden Spoon
  • Paint and Paintbrushes
  • Pink Coloured Felt
  • Some Card
  • Yellow Coloured felt
  • A Googley Eye
  • Gloopey Glue
  • Pink and Purple Feathers
  • Black Felt Tip Pen

How You Make It

  1. First Isla painted her wooden spoon.  She used pink paint on the actual spoon head, and yellow paint on the spoon handle to represent the flamingo’s leg.  Once it was dry, we turned it over and she painted the other side.
  2. Whilst the spoon was drying, we went on and made the flamingo’s head.  I cut out a flamingo head and neck shape from a piece of pink felt.  Isla then glued this to a piece of card.
  3. We cut a small triangle of yellow felt out for the beak and Isla glued this onto the head along with a googley eye.  When the glue was dry I cut the flamingo head and neck out of the card.
  4. Using gloopey glue, I glued the head piece onto the wooden spoon. Isla then covered the spoon head with gloopey glue and stuck loads of pink and purple feathers onto it that she had picked out of her feather collection.
  5. As a finishing touch, Isla coloured in the tip of the beak with a black felt tip pen.

That’s it! This is really simple, but I think it looks really effective, and Isla was pleased with her wooden spoon flamingo.

She went ahead and entered he wooden spoon flamingo into the local horticultural show, and won! Not only that but it contributed to her getting the most points in the children classes, so she ended up getting a certificate and trophy too!

I have a few spare wooden spoons, so we will be thinking up more ways to decorate them in the future!

You can pick up googley eyes, feathers and wooden spoons from your local craft shop or even supermarket! For convenience, I tend to get most of my supplies from Amazon.


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  • Annabel August 8, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Great idea! I’ll defo give this a try with my kids! #thelistlinky

  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... August 8, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Lovely and colourful ,perfect for the rainy days that are apparently summer! #thelistlinky

  • Karen, the next best thing to mummy August 12, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I am always looking for new ideas for keeping children occupied, so will try this#ineoffsummerlinky@_karendennis

  • Kim Carberry August 12, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Aww! That is very cute. I love the feathers on it. What a great idea. #mainylovessummer

  • Acorn Books August 13, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Your flamingo looks fabulous! Well done to your little girl for winning a prize for it, she must have been so proud. You could do a whole jungle of wooden spoon animals and do a puppet show. #kcacols

  • mainy August 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Great ideas and well done for Islas win:) I need to stock up on my craft box seeing you at work:)
    Thanks so much for linking up.

  • Pen August 13, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    I love the wooden spoon flamingo. I’d like to put them in my flowerpots on the balcony, but I reckon they wouldn’t survive the rain. I’d need to find some rainproof materials (and some cheap wooden spoons – a trip to IKEA would probably do it). Pen x #KCACOLS

  • Ali Duke August 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Great Idea. I might see if I can adapt this to go on a pencil, Booey would love that.

  • Susie August 16, 2017 at 8:24 am

    What a fab idea and looks fairly straightforward which is always a bonus! #KCACOLS

  • The Frenchie Mummy August 16, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    This is so gorgeous! My niece would love this! I don’t know if you make it sounds too easy but I want to try it!so girly I want one for myself! #KCACOLS

  • Madeline (This Glorious Life) August 16, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Well done Isla on her prize-winning mingo! It looks amazing, and so simple too, I think we might have to buy a few cheap wooden spoons and give this a go! x #KCACOLS

  • Crummy Mummy August 16, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    This is very good – which is saying something as I hate crafting! #KCACOLS

  • Laura @ Dot Makes 4 August 16, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    This looks like a brilliant craft! I can’t wait to make a flamingo with my nieces and nephew next week!


  • Cassie August 16, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    WOW! Decorating spoons wasn’t even on my radar! Thanks for this.

    Looks amazing btw.


  • Tracey Bowden August 16, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    These look fab! My daughter used to love making things like this when she was younger #mainylovessummer

  • Jenn @ Mad Mommy August 16, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    How cool! I think we’ll give this a shot! #KCACOLS

  • Cheryl@Tea or Wine August 17, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Wow! This looks so simple but effective. My girls would love this. A great craft activity for a wet day! #KCACOLS

  • Mrs Jibril August 17, 2017 at 10:32 am

    So creative, love it #KCACOLS

  • Rainbows are too beautiful August 17, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Lovely – and pink is my girls favourite colour. #kcacols

  • Jenny (Accidental Hipster Mum) August 17, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    This is so cool! My daughter would love this, we’ll have to try it one afternoon when the small one is in bed x


  • Tracey Bowden August 17, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Just popping back from #kcacols

  • ohmummymia August 19, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Such lovely idea! I love DIY it’s really awesome #KCACOLS

  • Bread // Queer Little Family August 19, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I bloody love flamingos. These are awesome. #kcacols

  • Oldhouseintheshires August 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I love wooden spoon crafts! I use them a lot in school as the children love making them into all sorts! Never seen flamingoes though… very cute. #kcacols

  • Helen @talking_mums August 20, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Great idea, saving this for my daughter x

  • Jenny (Mummy Saver, Money Maker) August 26, 2017 at 9:39 am

    I LOVE this! I need to make one ASAP!


  • Kate Eccles August 30, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Oh my goodness my 5 year old flamingo mad girl would LOVE this! Great idea. #KCACOLS

  • Gemma - Mummy's Waisted May 14, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Love flamingos! And really easy to make this with all ages too #kidsandkreativity

    • Kerry May 14, 2018 at 9:19 am

      Yes we’re a flamingo mad family, myself and my daughter love them!

  • Naomi May 16, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    What a fantastic idea, these would make great party favours for my little girls baptism next year! #kidsandkreativity

    • Kerry May 24, 2018 at 9:55 am

      What a great idea, I hadn’t tgought of them as party favours- might have to include that in my Flamingo party ideas post coming soon x

  • Helena May 21, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    It’s lovely to read that she went on to win at the show #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry May 24, 2018 at 9:56 am

      Thank you, she was really chuffed x

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