Black Crows

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

One of the many things I think of in the fall is scare crows, which then in turn makes me think of black crows.  This year I wanted to make some decorations for fall, not just for the holidays.  So I thought it would be fun to make a family of black crows.

A few weeks ago we went on a camping trip and searched for some great pinecones to use, but were very unsuccessful.  So I ended up having to buy them, so if you don’t find your own pinecones rest assured you can purchase them to make these cute crow’s.

I found that when painting pinecones it is best to use spray paint.  It is a LOT easier to get it covered that way.  Depending on the age of your children, you may choose to do the painting yourself (I did).   However the rest of the project can be done by the kids.  Remember though to supervise the kids when using the glue gun.

Supplies

 

Directions

Start by spray painting your pinecones black.  It is best to do this outside.

Once your paint dries bring your pinecones inside and glue on your googly eyes.

Then cut a triangle out of your orange felt (this will be the beak).

Glue your beak onto your pinecone.

Next glue your small straw hat on to the top of your pinecone.

Finally glue your black feathers onto the sides of your pinecone to finish off your crow.

These make a great fall decoration for your home or they make a fun toy for your kids to play with (as long as they are old enough not to eat it or the items you glued to it).

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I am a work at home mother of two living just outside Kansas City, KS. I started crafting with my oldest daughter to spend more time with her and to get her to focus more. And I have to say it has been a great experience for us both. As a matter of fact I have created a craft monster since she tells me several times a week “Let’s do a project MOM!” My youngest is finally at an age where we can start crafting with her too, but then comes the challenge of coming up with something a toddler can do that a preschooler will enjoy also… oh the challenges of a crafting mom. I hope to inspire other parents to craft and create things with their kids.

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