One of our friend’s birthday is in the Fall and we wanted to make something special together to top her cookbook present. Materials Cardstock Scissors Felt (we chose a more stiff, wool-based type for this project) Fabric scissors Glue gun (to be used by an adult) or fabric glue Feathers Ribbon Artificial leaves (optional, we used millinery leaves which are used for making hats.) Directions Cut out a rectangle from cardstock. Roll it, making one end slightly tighter/smaller (a slight funnel-like shape). Glue it together and trip off any excess paper. We then took a scale (where the seed is contained) out of a real pinecone to see how it looked. We cut out something similar from the felt many times! After we had a pile of these we used a glue glue to attach them to the cardstock. We started at the top, layering them a bit over each other, creating a circular row. We then created another row underneath that overlapped the first about half way. The kids passed me the felt pieces and I glued them on as they are younger in age. However, you could use fabric glue instead. When our pinecone was complete, we then tied it to the top of our present with a few feathers, some millinery leaves and a bit of ribbon. This would be quite fun for Christmas too! Purpose Hand/eye coordination (cutting different materials). Making a likeness of something. Safety Notes An adult should use a glue gun. Be sure to wear a smock to protect your clothes. Exercise care when using fabric scissors as they can be quite sharp! Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.