This project is so easy you really don't need much of a tutorial, but I will go through some steps and tips for you so you can have your very own adorable owl on display!
You will need :
-1 large pinecone for each owl (I cheated and used store bought cinnamon ones because I couldn't find the fat ones anywhere outside...they smell really good! )
-2 small pinecones for the wings (we did collect these under a pine tree in my neighborhood)
-4 acorn tops
-acrylic craft paint (I used yellow, white and dark brown)
-bag of candy corn (9 pieces per owl)
-low temp glue gun
-First, I had the kids paint the inside of two acorn tops yellow and allowed to dry. Then added a dot of white to each center for the "eyes". Allowed to dry and finished the eyes with a small dot of dark brown.
-Next, I hot glued two acorn tops face down to the bottom to help the owl stand up straight.
-I added the candy corn to the center of the pinecone for the nose, and two at the top for feather tufts. Here's a little helpful hint: I had to snip off small parts of the pinecone to make room for the candy corn.
-Here's a BIG hint: To avoid melting the candy corn, hot glue the PINECONE first, then add the corn.
-After the candy corn is firmly glued to the pinecone, I added the two eyes with hot glue.
|candy corn talons|
-To finish, I cut off 6 candy corn ends (the white part) with scissors for the owl "talons". Follow the same tip to hot glue the acorn feet FIRST to avoid melting the candy.
-Attach the talons and you're done!
|A tall and short owl for each of my sons|