Today we will tell you what interesting crafts fromCones themselves can be done at home. They are mostly not complicated, so we recommend that you connect to the production of children. Use cones can be any, including from spruce, larch, fir, cedar and even alder. But the best suitable for the manufacture of handicrafts are the fully uncovered pine cones, since they are durable and very long stored. Plus they are very easy to find, because pines grow in European countries everywhere and often even in urban parks.
Children's crafts made of cones
Let's start our review of crafts made of cones with our own handsThe most obvious - children's toys, which are so often "forced" to do in the classroom work (or whatever the subject is now called). There are so many manufacturing options that we decided to structure them a little. Birds The easiest things to do, perhaps, are owls. You just need to glue your bony eye, beak, wings and legs. They can be made from felt, colored paper or other similar material. Also plasticine and natural materials, for example, autumn yellowed leaves and hats from acorns, are also suitable. Other birds from cones are already severalmore difficult. Already have to attach the legs and head. For the legs can be used thin twigs from the trees, well, or wire (office staples). The head can be made from plasticine, polystyrene or simply from a small cone or nut (hazelnut is ideal). Of cones and twine or thread for knitting can be done and much more cool birds, but this is quite difficult. But you can try, because the costThe necessary materials are minimal and even if it does not work out, you do not lose anything. Hedgehogs In handicrafts of cones with their own hands hedgehogs occupy almost the leading place. They are done quite often and this is not surprising, because hedgehogs are very popular with children, plus they are made easily. The most popular variant means a muzzle and legs from plasticine. If you want a hedgehog from cones to stand longerAnd has become something of a souvenir, then the face and legs will have to be made of another material (acorn, foam, pistachios, polymer clay, etc.). Also of cones you can make a big beautiful hedgehog. Below, the view shows two master classes for manufacturing: the first plastic bottle and the second of the foam (using a special styrofoam for needlework, it can be bought in specialized stores, it is inexpensive). Other animals We can not pass by the side and the other little animals. Many of them are made very simply, but the result is quite interesting. For their production, usually one big cone, one medium and four small ones for the body, heads and paws, are used, respectively. The muzzle is molded from plasticine. But there may be, of course, other options.
One of the types of handicrafts made of cones with his own handsAre Christmas-tree toys and all kinds of Christmas decor elements. See also other New Year's crafts that you can make with your own hands. Christmas toys made of cones, in general, are made in the same way as children's hand-made articles, only equipped with a thread or a line to hang them. They look not that very beautiful, but children will like it. By the way to do them, too, is better together with the child, it will be interesting and useful for the development of fine motor skills. Also you can simply paint the cones or decorate with colorful elements (balls, sparkles, bows, etc.). It will turn out quite cute. Christmas trees of cones Of pine and not only conesThe cool New Year trees are obtained. You can make them in several ways - from one bump and from a lot. One makes miniature Christmas trees, just decorate the cone and make a base for it. From a few small Christmas trees, you can even make some kind of forest. Large Christmas trees are made a little differently. First, a wooden, paper, cardboard or other frame with a base is made and glued on it. You can stack cones as a thin end to the bottom, and to the top. In both cases it turns out beautifully. If you know any other interesting crafts made of cones with your own hands - throw off the photo in the comments.