Cunning pinecone fox

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Make this pinecone fox as a great Autumn craft for kids. It's a quick and easy pine cone craft that kids will love this Autumn.

Winter calls for gathering up those pine cones on family walks. And what better way to spend a cold, grey afternoon that crafting pine cones into woodland creatures with your kids?
 
This craft turns the ordinary pine cone into a brightly coloured pine cone fox. Add in some Autumn leaves for the full effect!

Summary:

Time: 15 minutes
Age: Big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Make this pinecone fox as a great Autumn craft for kids. It's a quick and easy pine cone craft that kids will love this Autumn.
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You will need:

  • Orange, white and black felt
  • Pine cones
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun or very strong glue

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Make this pinecone fox as a great Autumn craft for kids. It's a quick and easy pine cone craft that kids will love this Autumn.
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Step 1: Cut a semi circle of orange felt

Cut out a semi circle from a sheet or orange felt. This will be the fox’s face so it needs to be quite small.

The straight side of our semi circle was about 4 cm (1.5 inches) long.

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Make this pinecone fox as a great Autumn craft for kids. It's a quick and easy pine cone craft that kids will love this Autumn.
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Step 2: Roll your felt into a cone

Place a line of glue along one half of the straight edge of your semi circle. Now roll it up to make a cone.

Hold the edges until the glue dries and your cone holds firmly in place.

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Make this pinecone fox as a great Autumn craft for kids. It's a quick and easy pine cone craft that kids will love this Autumn.
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Step 3: Stick the felt orange cone onto your pine cone

Place lots of glue inside and around the inner edges of your felt cone and stick it onto the front of your pine cone.

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Make this pinecone fox as a great Autumn craft for kids. It's a quick and easy pine cone craft that kids will love this Autumn.
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Step 4: Cut out some more felt shapes

Cut two little ears from orange felt. Then cut two smaller shapes from white felt to make the insides of the ears.

Cut out two thick white semi circles from the white felt, and a tiny black circle for your fox’s nose (from the black felt).

All these shapes will add detail to your little fox’s face.

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Make this pinecone fox as a great Autumn craft for kids. It's a quick and easy pine cone craft that kids will love this Autumn.
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Step 5: Glue on the ears

Stick the white felt shapes onto the orange triangles.

Then glue the fox’s ears in place.

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Make this pinecone fox as a great Autumn craft for kids. It's a quick and easy pine cone craft that kids will love this Autumn.
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Step 6: Add more foxy details

Glue the white semi circles to either side of your fox’s snout and then stick the black dot on the point of the cone for his nose.

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Make this pinecone fox as a great Autumn craft for kids. It's a quick and easy pine cone craft that kids will love this Autumn.
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Step 7: Add the eyes

Glue on two little googly eyes to finish your fox’s face.

If you don’t have any google eyes then you can cut two little black felt circles and stick them on instead.

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Make this pinecone fox as a great Autumn craft for kids. It's a quick and easy pine cone craft that kids will love this Autumn.
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Step 8: Make the tail

Cut a tail shape from orange felt. Then cut out a little white felt tip.

Glue the two together to make a bushy tail.

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Make this pinecone fox as a great Autumn craft for kids. It's a quick and easy pine cone craft that kids will love this Autumn.
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Step 9: Glue on the tail

Glue the bushy tail in place. Your little fox is ready.

Why not make your pinecone fox some friends or family?

Make this pinecone fox as a great Autumn craft for kids. It's a quick and easy pine cone craft that kids will love this Autumn.