Aren’t these Pine Cone Pets just adorable?
They’re super easy to make, great fun to play with and each one will always be unique and individual. The perfect pet that comes straight from your child’s imagination into their hand.
How To Make Your Very Own Pine Cone Pets
Using a glue gun to attach googly eyes to your pine cones in places that you think would make a good face. You can use all sorts of sizes and shapes to make your pet come to life and give them a unique character!
Next, 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). Felt seems to works better than foam as it’s easier to bend not shape and position. But foam is a good fall back if you don’t have any felt scraps (or other material) lying around.
Finally, add a few pom poms to the collection and you’re ready to create as many weird and wonderful creatures as you can. A plastic needle or cocktail stick can help push the felt into the smaller cracks.
You can even turn them upright and make them into trees!
If you’re feeling really adventurous you can decorate the inside of a box to make a themed storage container for the pine cone animals to play in.
Additional Pine Cone Crafts
This craft should have been part of this weeks crafty hang out, but unfortunately, things didn’t go to plan.
As always, there were a great variety selection of pine cone craft ideas contributed to the hangout.
Kid’s Chaos – has a cute hedgehog 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),