We also used our pinecone owl in this sensory play set up. Cotton is a texture that some people love, but some may hate it! My sons love to pull apart cotton and throw it at eachother like snowballs. The book shown in the background is the book Moon. Can you spy the owls on the page?
Not only did we make the mama owl out of a pinecone, but we also made a little owl baby out of a walnut!
Pinecone Owl Craft
- Have your child pull apart the cotton balls. This task is great for developing the pincer grasp.
- Once you have a pile of loose cotton, push the cotton into the scales of the pinecone. (You might need to help with this part if you have young children, the pinecone could poke their fingers). Stuff your cotton into your walnut baby owl.
- Crack a walnut! You can either use a knife or a walnut cracker. If you don’t have a walnut, you can make the wings out of felt instead.
- Put your felt pieces to make the face.
- Preheat your hot glue gun. This part needs to be done by an adult, because hot glue can burn hands very easily. Hot glue the wood beads to the felt. Let dry. Then, hot glue the felt and walnuts to your snowy pinecone owl.