Cute Pinecone Snowy Owl Craft

Owls reign supreme in the craft and natural worlds. What kid doesn’t love to see owls, learn about owls and in this case, make a pinecone snowy owl craft? 

My grandkids loved the idea right from the start, which meant we struck off in the woods near their home in North Carolina in search of the right size pinecones. The great thing about this craft is that you can choose the size and adjust the owl to fit the cone. Pinecone scales need to be open for this craft to work. After we found the right size pinecones, we plugged in the glue gun and got to work on creating our own versions of these pinecone snowy owls.

kids on pinecone hunt

Why Snow Owls?

Snowy owls are so cool, too. Who hasn’t admired Hedwig, Harry Potter’s owl at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? I witnessed the escalation of snowy owls in the wild 2 years ago in a field in Kansas. We had been walking the fields, hunting pheasants, and the dogs kicked up 1, then 2, then 3 lovely creatures with massive wingspan and white feathers. Yes, they were snowy owls and I could only stand and stare in amazement at them, as they lifted from the tall grass, struggled with wind currents and set their course outta there.

materials pinecone snowy owls

Pine Cone Snowy Owl Craft List

Gather the following materials:

  • Pinecones
  • Hot glue gun, and a handful of glue sticks
  • Cotton balls
  • Googly eyes
  • Felt – yellow, white and black or brown
  • Markers
  • Newspaper or cardboard to work on
kids with pine cone snowy owl craft

Pinecone Snowy Owl Instructions

First, cover your working surface with cardboard or newspaper. While your glue gun heats up, start tearing apart the cotton balls and placing the cotton between the pinecone scales. Then, draw tear-shaped wings with markers on the white felt and cut them out. The kids embellished the wings a bit. Paste the wings onto the pinecone. 

Then, cut circles out of yellow and glue them onto the front of each pinecone. Attach the googly eyes over the yellow circles. Cut out small beaks from the brown felt, and add under the eyes. 

working on snowy owl craft

If you wanted to, you could add a ribbon so that you could hang this owl as an ornament from your Christmas tree.

pinecone snowy owls in a line

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