Pine cones are so great for crafting. You can make a huge variety of things out of them and best of all, they’re FREE! I think today’s craft is probably my favorite of all the pine cone crafts we’ll be doing this week. These pine cone penguins are just about the cutest thing ever! The down side of this craft is that it’s pretty heavy on adult involvement. You can do the gluing with craft glue, but a hot glue gun works much better and obviously, you shouldn’t let your kids use a hot glue gun.
Pine Cone Crafts: Penguins!
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Project time: ~20 minutes
Project cost: $ Low
Parental involvement: High
Inspiration: Pinecone Penguins from Martha Stewart
Supplies (to make one):
- One small pine cone and one large pine cone
- One acorn top
- White paint
- Black paint
- Hot glue
- One twig
- Gather nature items! This is probably the part where you can allow your kids to help the most. Find a bunch of pine cones and let your child pick their favorite.
Step by step instructions:
- Paint a white belly on the small pinecone.
- Paint half of the acorn lid to make a face.
- From your big pine cone, cut the top twig off for the penguin’s neck. Also cut off two big scales.
- Glue the neck to the top of the penguin’s body using hot glue. Then, glue the face onto the neck. Finally, glue the big scales on the sides for wings.
- Paint two tiny black eyes on the face.
- Glue the penguin to the twig so the twig balances the penguin so it’ll stand up.
If you decide to make this week’s pine cone crafts with your child, be sure to come back and tell me about it! Take pictures and share them on my Facebook sharing post! I’d love to see what you and your little ones are making together!
This post is part of my 31 Days of Easy Crafts for Kids series. Be sure to check out the rest of the crafts I’m doing this month!