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Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Kids craft | 26 comments

Pinecone hedgehogs and rabbits

Pinecone hedgehogs and rabbits

Pinecone hedgehogs & rabbitsAutumn is a wonderful time of year for crafting. We had a large collection of pinecones we collected, so we wanted to make something with them. We decided to make hedgehogs and Pinky wanted to make a rabbit.

How to make pinecone hedgehogs

Pinecone hedgehogs

Β You need

  1. Pinecones
  2. Felt
  3. Googly eyes
  4. Glue
  5. Scissors

First you need to cut a shape out of the felt for the face. We cut a rounded kind of triangle shape for ours.Pinecone hedgehogs cutting the felt

Glue the face on. We used PVA glue, which did work, but if you have something stronger it would last longer.Β Gluing on the face to make a pinecone hedgehog

Glue on 2 googly eyes, then cut out a small black circular piece of felt and glue it on for the nose and there you have a very simple, but cute looking hedgehog.

Pinecone rabbits

Pinecone rabbit

You need

  1. Felt
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue
  4. Googly eyes
  5. Pipe cleaner

To make a rabbit is very similar to the hedgehog. First make bunny ears shapes with the pipe cleaner and twist it round the top of the pinecone.Β Pinecone rabbit ears making

Cut out a face shaped piece of felt and glue it on the pinecone.Pinecone rabbit making

Glue on the googly eyes. Cut out a little nose from felt and glue it on the face.Making the pinecone rabbit

Cut a piece of pipe cleaner and bend it round in a v shape to make the legs. Glue the pinecone onto the pipe cleaner and you have a very cute little bunny rabbit.Making a pinecone rabbit

Whilst we had the craft things out Pinky decided she also wanted to make a caterpillar, so she got some small pom poms, a lolly stick and glued the pom poms on the stick. She stuck googly eyes on and tried to draw a mouth, but that didn’t work out so well.

Homemade simple caterpillar

I must admit I love all of these creations and now have them on display on top of my fireplace, but I think the rabbit has to be my favourite. The children really enjoyed making them, it such a lovely fun quick autumn craft.

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  1. So simple and yet so effective! These are seriously cute! Can always rely on you Karen to provide us weekly seasonal inspiration! Tanks for linking up and sharing with #SavouringtheSeason

    • Thank you x

  2. Lovely ideas and something both of mine would enjoy I think. Thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, they are very simple and fun

    • Thanks

    • Thanks, they are very ample πŸ™‚

  3. These look great! Definitely something to remember for when my little one is older x

    • Thank you πŸ™‚

  4. Aww these all look so cute, what a lovely little activity πŸ™‚ xx #savouringtheseason

    • Thank you x

  5. Oh my goodness these are just too cute!!

    • Thank you πŸ™‚

  6. Love this! We have been experimenting with autumn materials but not come across many pine cones yet. When we do we will def have to give this a go!

    • Thank you, I love crafting with pinecones πŸ™‚

  7. I love these! What a simple craft but they look so effective! Thank you for sharing with #Playtime

    • Thank you

  8. That bunny is just too cute! I’d love to try this one for activity hour for the children. I’ve been looking for something like this for a while. Popping by from Parenting Pin it Party

    • Thank you, I hope you have fun with them πŸ™‚

  9. This is an incredibly cute craft that I think even the not-so-crafty-mum (like me) could help her child do. Pinning for later!

    • I do love the results of the is craft πŸ™‚

  10. These are great, we made pinecone owls at playgroup yesterday and I want to make them again with Daniel so might add these in to the mix as well. Great post and great ideas x

    • Fab! They’re very cute πŸ™‚

  11. Why or why do I never think of these things? Just not creative at all, so simple and wonderfully effective. Thanks for stopping by for the Parenting Pin it Party xx

    • Thank you, they really are easy to make πŸ™‚

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