Pine Cone Owls

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You can make a owl using a pine cone and some acorn tops.

By Amanda Formaro

Whether you paint them and make them colorful, or you leave them in their natural state, these pine cone owls are fun to make and cute to look at.

What You Need:

  • 1 pine cone
  • 3 acorn tops
  • hot glue or instant grab glue
  • 2 small feathers
  • acrylic craft paint (optional)

What You Do:

To be certain there are no living bugs inside your pine cones, bake them on a cookie sheet in a 250 degree oven for 45 minutes. This is optional.

If not painting, glue 2 of the acorn tops onto the pine cone, next to each other for the eyes.

From the third pine cone, cut a triangle shape for the beak and glue under the eyes.

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

If you would like a colorful owl, paint the pine cone whatever color you desire. Next, paint the acorn tops white and let dry, then use the handle end of a paintbrush to add the black pupils. Paint the beak orange.

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Once everything is dry, assemble as instructed above.

Make pine cone owls.

Tips: Acorn tops can be soaked in water to loosen any caked on dirt. You can gently scrub them with an old toothbrush using baking soda. Bake in a 250 F oven for 45 minutes to dry.