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Pinecone Owls – Crafts by Amanda


With the end of school comes the end of summer and you will be on the lookout for easy crafts to make for kids. whether these cute little pinecone owl Made for summer camp crafts or something fun to do in the fall, they are adorable and would look great in your child’s bedroom or bunk bed.

child holding pinecone owl

why this project works

These pinecone owls sure are cute, and they’re super easy to make. These can be made any color you or your child desires! Place them on a bookshelf or nightstand for adorable nature kids crafts.

This is a great fall project to start collecting pinecones!

pinecone owl perched on a tree

supplies you will need

Labeled Supplies for Pinecone Owls
Find the full list of supplies and instructions in the printable version at the end of this post.

How to Make a Pinecone Owl

These step-by-step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this project. Please scroll down to print out the instructions!

  1. If not painting, hot glue Place 2 acorn tops on pine cones, next to each other for eyes.
  2. If you would like colorful owls, paint Pine cones whatever color you want.
painting pinecones
  1. Next, paint the top of the acorn white and let dry, then use the handled end of a paintbrush to add black pupils.
acorn top painting
adding a black dot to the top of the acorn
  1. Once everything is dry, glue the 2 tops of the acorns for the eyes onto the pine cone, next to each other.
add hot glue to the top of the acorn
  1. From the third pine cone, cut out a triangle shape for the beak (paint the beak orange if you like) and glue under the eyes.
glueing pinecones
  1. glue a small wing Repeat on the other side, in the edge of the pine cone.
Adding Small Feathers to the Pinecone

Super fun! These little pinecone owls are easy to make and the more you have, the cuter the flock will look!

3 pinecone owls on a table

craft tips

  • If you’re worried about little bugs getting into your pinecones, they’re easy to fix. Turn your oven on to 250 F and bake your pinecones for 45 minutes. Let them cool and you are ready to start making your pinecone owls.
  • you can use if you want quick hold glue instead of hot glue.
  • The top of the acorn can be soaked in water to loosen any grime. You can gently scrub them with an old toothbrush using baking soda. Bake in 250 F oven for 45 minutes to dry out.
  • You can display these in your child’s room, use them as table placeholders, put them in a basket on the porch, or put them on your fireplace mantel!

more nature crafts

two owls made of pinecones
My original photos and projects from 2011

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child holding pinecone owl

print project

pinecone owl

These adorable little pinecone owls are a fun fall nature craft that kids will love. Great for their room or your fall table!

age category: kids crafts

Project Type: craft

Author: DIY Craft Ideas Hub

supply

  • 1 pine cones
  • 3 acorn tops
  • hot glue or instant glue
  • 2 little Wing
  • acrylic craft paint optional

Instruction

  • If not painting, glue 2 acorn tops onto pine cones, next to each other for eyes.

  • If you want a colorful owl, paint the pine cones any color you want.

  • Next, paint the top of the acorn white and let dry, then use the handled end of a paintbrush to add black pupils.

  • Once everything is dry, stick the 2 tops of the acorns next to each other on the pine cones for the eyes.

  • From the third pine cone, cut out a triangle shape for the beak (paint the beak orange if you like) and glue under the eyes.

  • Glue a feather to the side of the pine cone, repeat on the other side.

Expert Tips & FAQs

  • To make sure there are no live insects inside your pine cones, bake them on a cookie sheet in a 250-degree oven for 45 minutes.
  • The top of the acorn can be soaked in water to loosen any grime. You can gently scrub them with an old toothbrush using baking soda. Bake in 250 F oven for 45 minutes to dry out.

This post was originally published on this blog on May 17, 2011.

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