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Crafts are such a fun thing to do with your children. I know that girls are daily crafters - "Mum, can we do a craft?" and we have fun creating from what we have around the house. These are easy to make and you may only need buy a few things to make them.

We love making crafts at home, usually from things we have around the house. One thing we have is an abundance of is pine cones – the blessing and the curse of so many pine trees. Making crafts with pinecones is one thing we do often.

Here are three fun and easy crafts you can make with pinecones.

PINECONE OWL

You will need:

  • Pinecones
  • Felt – brown, white, yellow, orange, red
  • Buttons
  • Hot glue gun or fabric glue
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Feathers (optional)

What to do:

  1. (optional) Spray the pinecones gold, silver or whatever color you want
  2. Cut out ovals for the eyes in brown
  3. Make white circles for the eyes (2 per owl)
  4. Cut a beak and feet
  5. Cut leaf shapes for the wings
  6. Using hot glue or fabric glue, stick the feet on the bottom of the pinecone.
  7. Glue on the wings
  8. Glue on the eyes in the order of the brown oval, white circles and buttons
  9. Add the beak
pinecone owl 1

PINECONE FAIRIES

You will need:

  • Pinecones
  • Large wood beads
  • Yarn
  • Felt in different colors
  • Thin permanent markers
  • Hot glue or wood or fabric glue
  • Scissors
  • Spray paint (optional)

What to do:

  1. (optional) spray paint the pinecones in gold, silver, or whatever color you like
  2. Draw a face on the wooden bead
  3. Add yarn for hair
  4. Glue the bead to the top of the pinecone
  5. Cut wings out of the felt in different shapes. Decorate with coordinating colors of felt.
  6. Glue wings to the back of the pinecone.
pinecone fairy 1

PINECONE BIRD FEEDER

You will need:

  • Pinecones
  • Peanut butter (or another nut butter if your child cannot be near peanuts)
  • Birdseed
  • String
  • Popsticks or plastic knives
  • Paper plates

What to do:

  1. Give each child a paper plate with some peanut butter and a popstick 
  2. On a pinecone, spread some peanut butter all over
  3. Pour some birdseed onto plate
  4. Roll the pinecone in the birdseed so it covers and sticks to the peanut butter
  5. Attach a string to the pinecone
  6. Hang it in a tree for the birds to come and feast
pine cone bird feeder

I hope you have some fun making these crafts. Our friendly backyard squirrels love the bird feeders that we put out, apparently for them 😉

Want some other craft ideas? Why not check these out:
Salt Dough Ornaments (Leaves)
Peg Dolls
Coffee Filter Butterflies

pinecone owl 2

Michayla Best

For over 30 years I have worked with children in a variety of capacities, whether as a teacher or tutor, a babysitter, a camp leader, or family advocate. I have always found a way to connect with children, to help them understand themselves and the world around.

I am Mummy to trinational twincesses who keep me on my toes with their questions, their commentaries, their shenanigans and acts of spontenudity.

Wife, world traveler, musician, crafting queen and self-proclaimed nerd; I love to take what I see, glean, know and help families to find their groove and be successful.

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