|Pippi Pipecleaners and I have been ever so busy working on the next newsletter - and not all the creations would fit, so this wee fella got left out in the snow! But he does not mind – he understands that as cute as he is, he is not really a paper craft.
However he does have two bits of card on him, and that whole cuteness factor – so I am letting him hoot out a hello to everyone calling in on the website.
You will need a pine-cone that has opened, some white and black card, and cotton wool. Also some glue to bring him together, as well as a gluestick you will also need a stronger glue like a glue-gun or thick craft glue.
Have a look at your pine-cone and decide which side you want for the front.
Pull pieces from the cotton wool and using a stick, push the cotton wool between the gaps in the pine-cone. Try not to cover the seedpods completely as you want them to add texture to the body of the owl.
Cut a heart shape from the white card that fits your cone. This will become the face of the owl.
Cut two circles from the black card for the eyes and glue on the heart shape. We also added a couple of googly eyes but you could use some white paper to make eyes as well.
Cover the rest of the heart shape with glue. Glue the cotton wool to the face making sure the black eyes are not covered.
Using a glue-gun, apply a liberal amount of glue to the cone and press the face into place. Hold until the glue dries.
Cut a rough foot shape for the bottom of the owl. This will allow your finished owl to stand up. Flatten the bottom of the owl as well as you can by folding out the seedpods. Apply a generous amount of glue using the glue-gun and press the ‘foot’ into place. Hold until dry.
Cover the foot with more cotton wool glued on.
Can you imagine a family of these as a decoration? I can and think that would be a great gift for children to make a teacher.