- Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Pine Cone
- 1" Wooden Ball Head
- 1 - 2" Wide Lace
- Silver Chenille Stem
- Doll Hair, Yarn, Etc.
- Acrylic Paint
- Craft Glue
- Paint Brush
One thing you should be aware of when crafting with pine cones is that they may have bugs, seeds, or even sticky sap in them! The easy way to eliminate all of these problems is to first bake the cones on a foil-lined cookie sheet for 45 minutes to an hour at about 200 degrees. Read more about this tip here.
The pine cone will be the angel's body. Start out by painting it whatever color you like. You can also leave it natural or brush it lightly with glue and add glitter. At this time you should also paint the wooden ball head if they want it a different color.
Once all the paint is dry, you can glue the wooden ball onto the pointy side of the pine cone. Depending on your pine cone, you may be lucky enough to be able to simply slide the hole in the wooden ball onto the tip of the pine cone.
For the wings, I would suggest cutting one 12" piece of lace; however, you can use how ever much or little as you like. Lay the piece of lace on the table. Fold up each end, so the gathered edges are touching, to meet in the middle. They should overlap a little bit. Pinch the ends together with the center of the lace and tie where you pinched with a small piece of chenille stem. Now the pinched/tied area of the wings can be glued to the back of the pine cone for the angel's wings.
You can paint a face on the angel, or it may be easier to draw a face on the angel using a fine tipped marker. Glue on the doll hair, yarn, or something else for the hair. Add a small circle of the silver chenille stem for the halo.
You angel is now done! You can use a piece of yarn or ribbon to glue a loop on the back of your angel's head to use for hanging up your angel.
You can watch this how-to video to see another way to make a pine cone angel.