Pinecone Dinosaur

This rather cool Stegasaurus was made using a pine cone for the body, jacaranda pods for it’s mouth and plates, and acorns for his eyes.  All stuck together with a trusty low-melt glue gun.  Go outside with the kids, collect some bits and pieces and make your own nature craft dinosaur!

Gumnut & Acorn Angel

Here’s a simple angel decoration to get your Christmas creativity started.

I’ve used a large gumnut for the body, with an acorn and cap for the head. Bow tie pasta is the perfect size and shape for wings.

Use a low-melt glue gun to glue it all together, and add a dash of gold paint for some sparkle!  Glue a loop of thread on the back if you’d like to hang it.  Voila!

Gumnut angle pieces

 

Acorn Mice

Oak trees are found in cities around the world, and acorns have been used by crafters in all sorts of ways for centuries.  Young kids love collecting acorns, and nature crafts are a great use for them!

I’ve used a low melt glue gun to glue on pistachio kernels for the ears and plastic eyes.  Alternatively, you could use acorn caps as the ears, or even small leaves.   Vine tendrils form a perfect tail.  Head outside, collect some acorns and make a whole colony!