- Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
- Time Required: 20 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
- Worn, Smooth Wood or Branch that Sits Evenly for Base
- Wiggle Eyes
- Craft Glue
Before you make an owl using a pine cone, you may want to use these suggestions for treating them to get rid of any hidden bugs, seeds, and sap.
Start out by cutting a small piece of felt shaped like the number eight. Glue two small wiggle eyes onto this piece of felt and then glue the piece of felt onto the pine cone.
Create the owl's ears by cutting a piece of felt into a square. Start out with a square about 2-inches across and then trim it down until you like the way it looks on the owl's head. Glue one of the points of the square between the eyes and then glue the opposite corner to the back of the owl's head.
Make a beak for your owl by cutting a small triangle out of felt and then glue it in place. Cut out two wings. Glue them, opposite each other, on the side of the owl.
To finish your pine cone owl, glue the bottom of your owl onto the branch. Cut out two feet and glue them where the pine cone and branch come together.
From Bev, "You will find these amazingly cute. I made a bunch for a country fair and could not believe how quickly they sold. Now, I need to make some for my own home!"