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Make a Bunny, Chick, and Lamb with the kids this Easter, using natures craft stash of Pine Cones! This Pine Cone Easter Craft is easy and makes a super cute addition to your Easter Decor! Make just one, or make ’em all. We just love these Pine Cone PEEPS!
Pine Cones are one of our favorite things to get crafty with. Often times they get neglected after the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season, and you miss out on SO many fun ways to use them throughout the rest of the year, like these Pine Cone Leprechauns we made for St. Patty’s Day! Or this Pine Cone Easter Craft you’ve found here.
We have so many pine cones right now that I quite literally don’t know what to do with them. I have plenty of ideas, don’t get me wrong, I just don’t have enough time to make *all the things*. So, let’s just start crafting them up with this Pine Cone Easter Craft!
Every time we go to the park we come home with too many. I keep saying “that’s it we don’t need anymore until we use the ones we have!”, and then we find another “perfect” pine cone that we just cannot leave behind and the cycle continues. It’s a problem really. I think I need Pine Cones Anonymous.
If you do collect them from Mother Nature, please please please make sure to clean and prepare them first. That is unless of course you don’t mind hosting a sleepover for a family of Daddy Long Legs.
I’ve tried a few different ways of cleaning pine cones, and I hands down came up with what I think is the best way to do this. If you need to know how to get your pine cones ready for crafting, check out these steps I created to bake the bugs out and as a bonus, leave you with fully bloomed cones!
This Pine Cone Easter Craft post has the steps to make all three: The Bunny, The Chick, and The Lamb. If this seems overwhelming (or your short on supplies, time or both), just choose your favorite and roll with it!
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Supplies Needed to Make a Pine Cone Easter Craft
- White Paint
- Pipe cleaners (2 white and 1 orange/1 green for carrot)
- Googly eyes
- White and pink felt
- Various sized white pom poms (for head, tail and cheeks)
- Small pink pom pom (nose)
How to Make a Pine Cone Easter Craft: Bunny, Chick, and Lamb Pine Cone Peeps
The first step is to paint the pine cones their respective colors. If you are brave enough to make all three Pine Cone Peeps, the first pine cone should be dry by the time you’re finished painting the third, so you won’t have to stop and wait for it to dry.
I used a slightly larger pine cone for the lamb to give that “fluffy” look, but you could use equal sizes as well.
Make a Bunny Pine Cone Peep
Once you’ve painted your pine cone white, its time to add the bunny face.
First, glue the larger white pom pom to the top of the pine cone.
Next, glue on the googly eyes. Then a small pink pom pom nose. And last, two small white pom pom cheeks. Your bunny face is complete!
To make the ears, draw a long, tall oval (bunny ear shape) on the pink felt with a pencil or thin marker, and then cut it out. You could totally freehand this but I am not that talented.
Glue a white pipe cleaner around the outer rim, and cut off the excess like the picture above.
For the feet, draw a Bunny Foot shape on the white felt. Then draw 4 ovals on the pink felt, 3 small, and one a bit larger.
Cut them all out and glue the feet together like the pic above.
Next, glue on the bunny tail.
To make the carrot, wrap an orange pipe cleaner around the bottom of a marker in a spiral fashion like the pic below. Twist the end to make it smaller and come to the “point” of the carrot. Cut off any extra.
Bend the green pipe cleaner in a “zig zag” fashion, and stick it into the top open part of the carrot. Cute!
Glue the carrot to the front of the Pine Cone and your Bunny Peep is complete!
Make a Chick Pine Cone Peep
Once you’ve painted your pine cone yellow, it’s time to make the Chicky’s face.
First, glue the larger yellow pom pom to the top of the pine cone. Next, glue on the googly eyes.
To make the beak, fold the orange felt in half, and draw a line across the corner. Cut off the corner piece and unfold to look like the picture below.
For the feet, draw two small rectangles on the orange felt. Cut the rectangles out, and then cut two teeny slits out of the short end.
Next, draw the wing shape on the orange felt and cut that out as well.
Glue the feet to the bottom of the pine cone and glue an orange wing on each side of the pine cone. Last, glue the beak onto the pom pom head just under the googly eyes.
Your Pine Cone Chick is complete!
Make a Lamb Pine Cone Peep
I used the biggest, fullest pine cone for making the Lamb. This one was definitely the easiest to make as well.
Once your pine cone has been painted white it’s time to make the Lamb’s face.
Cut the face shape out of the black felt. You can freehand this, or draw it out first to make it easier. I drew a “U” first, and then an upside down quarter moon shape on top. I think it turned out alright?!
Lay the pine cone on its side, and glue the face to the top of the pine cone. Then glue the googly eyes to the face.
Last, glue two black pom poms on the underside of the pine cone as the “feet”.
Your Lamb Pine Cone Peep is complete!
Now you have a whole set of Peeps to display this Easter.
Which one is your Favorite?! Leave me a comment below and let me know which Pine Cone Peep you like the best.
Make sure to PIN this post for later so you can make these Peeps this Easter too!
Until Next Time…
Stay Craft San Diego!