How about this fun craft that allows children to use their imagination and create their own pine cone pets using felt off cuts. It’s really easy to make and is great for taking out and about … felt scraps are always handy to have in your bag!
Using a glue gun to attach googly eyes to your pine cones in places that would make a good face.
Then cut pieces of felt (or play foam) into shapes that can be pushed into the natural gaps in the pine cones to create ears, paws, manes, tails, hands etc (you could also use any pre-made fuzzy felt shapes that you have).
Add a few pom poms to the collection and your ready to create as many weird and wonderful creatures as you can. A plastic needle or cocktail stick can help.
You can even turn them upright and make them into trees!
If you’re feeling really adventurous you could also decorate the inside of a box to make a themed storage container for the pine cone animals to play in.
This craft was supposed to be part of this weeks crafty hangout and although we went and hung things didn’t go quite to plan. There were some great pine cone crafts though so do have a look at the following links below for some other pine cone ideas. You can also see the edited hangout here.
Kid’s Chaos – A cute Hedgehog (it also makes a great spiky polar bear) using a cone and air drying clay.
Plus 2 point 4 - printing with pine cones
The Frog & The Fairy - small world play trees and a Christmas tree for a doll’s house.
Mum at the Madhouse - cute owl (and has lots of other lovely ideas in her post)
Domestic Goddesque -A gorgeous door hanging using pine cones, pearl paint and ribbon (very pretty),