Using seeds in crafts

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By Karen Hart

Autumn’s fast approaching, and there’s never a better time to go foraging for interesting natural materials.

In keeping with the season, the following activities all make use of seeds, a great topic to introduce to pre-schoolers

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Pinecone owls

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You will need:
  • One large pinecone for each owl
  • Cotton wool
  • Large adhesive googly eyes
  • Craft glue
  • Brown felt or similar
  • Small piece of yellow or orange felt
  • Scissors
  • Lolly stick
Method:
  • Start by pushing your cotton wool in between the pinecone scales to make a nice fluffy body – use lolly sticks to help with the pushing
  • Cut a pair of simple wings from brown felt and a little beak from a piece of yellow or orange felt and glue in place
  • Fix googly eyes in place Ask children to name their owls and write them a little name label to take home
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