- Small pinecones, 1 per child
- Black spray paint, amount varies
- White eyelash or fur yarn, amount varies*
- White round (1/4-in. center) reinforcement labels, 2 per
- Black construction paper, one 9 x 12-in. sheet for every
- Glue dots, 3 per child
*Amount needed depends on the size of the pinecones and
the furriness of your yarn. It could range from as little as 1 ft.
per child to as much as 6 ft. per child.
Tools and Basic Supplies
- Office paper cutter
- Yellow highlighters, crayons, or markers
- Spray paint the pinecones black.
- Determine how much yarn is needed to fill one of your
pinecones. Then cut the yarn into pieces of adequate
length for each child.
- Cut the black construction paper into 1 x 2-in. pieces,
1 per child.
Class Time Directions
- Slowly and carefully weave the yarn around the pinecone
between the scales. Fill all the nooks and crannies
as best you can from top to bottom.
- Press the two round white reinforcement labels onto
the piece of black construction paper. Then color the
labels yellow and cut them out, leaving a thin black
border around each circle. These will be the eyes for
- With the black construction paper that remains, cut
out a long triangle shape for the beak of the owl.
- Use glue dots to attach each eye to a protruding scale.
Then add the beak just below the eyes, also attaching it
to a scale with a glue dot.
- Snowy owl not sitting straight? Use an upside down plastic
jug cap (milk or orange juice) as a base for the owl to