Make a starfish from pinecone scales to give away or to hang on a tree.
What You Need
- Craft glue
- Wiggle eyes, buttons or beads
- Small, sharp scissors
What You Do
Draw a starfish shape on cardboard.
- Cut out
Cut out the shapes with scissors (you may want to ask for an adult’s help).
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.
- 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.
- Add eyes
If you want, you can leave space for the eyes and glue on wiggle eyes, buttons, or beads.
- Add ribbon
When the glue has dried, turn your creature over and glue on a long loop of ribbon.