How to make a Pinecone Owl and other pinecone crafts 13

Maggie at Red Ted Art (who has a new craft book out) hosts a regular Google + Hangout and this weeks was all about Pinecone crafts.  Mini has been studying nocturnal animals this week, so we decided to make a pinecone owl.

This is one of those crafts that you can adjust dependent on the age of your child yu cutting out all the felt (or foam) and allowing them to glue it or they can cut it out and glue it too.  I made templates for the boys to draw around on the felt with a soft pencil and they cut out the felt themselves.

pinecone owls


  • Pine-cones
  • Felt (or craft foam) in yellow, brown and orange
  • googly eyes
  • Glue gun or glue (Maxi uses a glue gun, but mini uses craft PVA)

felt for owl


  1. Cut out in yellow a figure of eight shape for the base of the eyes larger than your googly eyes and stick the eyes to it.
  2. Then using orange felt or foam cut out a small triangle for the beak and curves with points which are the owls feet.
  3. You cut out a square in brown for the owls hat – approximately 2 inches in size, but this depends on your pine cone.
  4. Cut two triangles for the owls wings


Other Pinecone crafts I have done over the years include:

pinecone garland

Pinecone and heart garland


 Pinecone bird feeders 

pinecone doorPinecone door decoration

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