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How to Make an Owl Using a Pine Cone
With these simple directions, discover how much fun it can be to create an adorable owl craft using a pine cone. All you need to complete this craft are some basic craft supplies that the whole family can use.
This craft is suitable for children ages 5 and up. If your children are younger (or the children in your care are), you can modify this craft to make it suitable for smaller children.
This project should take about 20 minutes to complete, but this does not include drying time. Also, note,... that the time guidelines are estimates. This craft can may take more or less time depending on your circumstances. If you don't normally do crafts, expect to need a bit more time to finish the project. If you're a veteran crafter, however, this project shouldn't be difficult for you.Continue to 2 of 4 below.
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To make this owl craft, you'll just need a handful of items, including:
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- Pine Cone
- Worn, Smooth Wood or Branch that Sits Evenly for Base
- Wiggle Eyes
- Craft Glue
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How to Get Started
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.Continue to 4 of 4 below.
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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.
Use these owls as home decor or try making a quick buck selling them at the county fair. Most importantly, craft projects allow parents to spend quality time with their children. Enjoy the bonding time while children are still young enough to want to spend quality time with their parents.