Make pine cone snow owls

Embrace the wintery conditions outdoors with a craft inspired by the super fluffy snowy owl.

Embrace the wintery conditions outdoors with a craft inspired by the super fluffy snowy owl.

Instructions:

  1. Begin by choosing a pine cone that has a nice symmetricalshape. Ponderosa pine cones work best for this project because theyhave lots of open spaces to stuff the cotton balls.
  2. Use a toothpick to spread a little bit of craft glue into thecrevices on the pine cone.
  3. Stretch the cotton balls out and use the toothpick to stuff thecotton into the crevices. Repeat until the entire pine cone iscovered in cotton and only the tips of the scales are peekingthrough.
  4. Use craft glue to attach two googly eyes to the owl’sface.
  5. Cut out a 1½-inch piece of brown pipe cleaner and bend it inhalf to create a “nose” shape. Dab a little bit of craft glue ontoeach end and carefully place onto the cotton on the owl’s faceuntil it sticks.
  6. Finally, cut out two 3-inch pieces of white pipe cleaner to useas “wings.” Dab some glue onto one end of the white pipe cleanerand insert into a crevice on one side of the owl’s “body” until itholds. Repeat on the other side of the owl to create the second”wing.”

Materials:

  • Ponderosa pine cones (You can buy a big bag of this type ofpine cone from a craft store at this time of year)
  • Lots of cotton balls or polyfill stuffing
  • Googly craft eyes
  • White and brown pipe cleanersfor the wings and beak
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Toothpicks
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