Pine Cone Owl Craft: A Hoot of a Craft

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Looking for a nature-inspired craft that’s both adorable and easy to make? Look no further than this adorable Pine Cone Owl Craft! Here, we’re taking you on a creative journey to make charming owl craft using pine cones and felt. Get ready to bring a touch of the forest into your home with these delightful and feathered friends.


Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Pine cones (assorted sizes for variety)
  • Craft felt in various colors (for eyes and wings)
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue or hot glue gun
  • Small craft feathers (optional, for extra flair)
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Protective work surface (newspaper or tablecloth)

Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Pine Cone Owl Craft:

1. Gather Pine Cones: Venture outdoors and collect pine cones of varying sizes. These will serve as the body of your pine cone owls. You can find pine cones in your yard, at a park, or even during a nature hike.

2. Prepare Felt: Choose felt colors for the eyes and wings of your owls. Brown, gray, and white are classic choices, but feel free to get creative with vibrant hues! We used blue and purple!

3. Cut Owl Eyes: Cut out two round circles from the coloured felt to serve as the owl’s eyes. They can be slightly larger or smaller depending on your preferred design. Then two large white circles and two slightly smaller black circles and then two very very small white circles (as pictured). Glue them together using the craft glue.

4. Create the Eye Brows and Beak: Cut out eye brows from the same coloured felt. Glue them to the top of the eye brows. Also cut out a small beak from yellow or orange felt.

5. Create Wings: Cut out wing shapes from the felt. These can be curved or pointed, depending on the style you prefer. If you want to add texture, glue small craft feathers to the wings. Or cut out small dots from the the felt and glue them to the wings.

6. Attach Eyes and Wings: Use craft glue or a hot glue gun to attach the felt eyes and wings to the pine cone owl’s body. Experiment with positioning to achieve the perfect look.

7. Add the Feet: Fold brown pipe cleaner in half and then half again. Use scissors to cut along the folds. Twist three pipe cleaners together to create a foot for the owl. Repeat for the second foot. Glue the pipe cleaner feet to the bottom of the owls. If you like you can also add a felt belly to your owl by cutting out an oval and glue it tithe fron of the owl. Add some small cut out felt dots for flair!

Once the glue has dried, your pine cone owls are ready for their debut! You can display them on a shelf, windowsill, or use them as charming table centerpieces.

Tips for Success:

  • Pine Cone Selection: Choose pine cones that are relatively clean and free from debris. If needed, give them a gentle shake or tap to remove any loose materials.
  • Felt Quality: Opt for high-quality craft felt to ensure the owl’s features stay securely in place.
  • Supervision: If using a hot glue gun, make sure an adult handles it to prevent any accidents.
  • Personalization: Encourage your creativity by experimenting with different felt colors and patterns. Each owl can have its own unique personality.
  • Feathers: Adding small craft feathers to the wings can give your pine cone owls an extra touch of realism and texture.
  • Display: These adorable pine cone owls can be displayed indoors or outdoors, adding a touch of rustic charm to any space.

Creating pine cone owls with felt features is a delightful way to bring the beauty of nature into your crafting endeavors. This simple and engaging activity is perfect for kids and adults alike. Whether you’re looking for a fun afternoon project or a way to infuse your home with woodland-inspired decor, these pine cone owls are sure to be a hoot of creativity!

Age Suitability

This activity is good for toddlers aged children 3 years old and up with adult assistance.

Mess Level

The mess level for this activity is low.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

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