Make a Pinecone Starfish

Make a starfish from pinecone scales to give away or to hang on a tree.

What You Need

  • Cardboard
  • Craft glue
  • Wiggle eyes, buttons or beads
  • Pinecones
  • Ribbon
  • Small, sharp scissors

What You Do

  1. Draw
    Draw a starfish shape on cardboard.
  2. Cut out
    Cut out the shapes with scissors (you may want to ask for an adult’s help).
  3. Bend
    Take a pine cone and carefully bend each scale backward until it snaps. Then ask an adult to help you cut the scales off the pine cones with small sharp scissors.
  4. Glue on scales
    Squeeze a thick line of glue on the cardboard shape where you want a row of scales to go. Then glue down the scales. Repeat for each row of scales. Overlap the scales a little so the cardboard doesn’t show.
  5. Add eyes
    If you want, you can leave space for the eyes and glue on wiggle eyes, buttons, or beads.
  6. Add ribbon
    When the glue has dried, turn your creature over and glue on a long loop of ribbon.