Crafters Corner July 2020

Thanks for visiting! Here are the instructions for the craft we did on 7/30/2020 at 3pm on Zoom.

Pine Cone Zinnias

Materials you will need:

Pine cones (provided)
Paint (provided)
Paintbrush (Provided)

1. Clean your pine cone of any dirt and debris by blowing or wiping gently with a paper towel. Avoid getting your pine cone too wet.
2. Start with any color of paint and paint the entirety of the pine cone. You can experiment with different shades, different colors. Make it multicolored or ombre or just one color.
3. Using yellow or orange, paint the center of the bottom of the pine cone to resemble stamens/pollen.
4. Make as many as you’d like. I provided 2 pine cones for this craft. Assemble in a bowl or as accent pieces to a gift or other decoration.

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Materials you will need:

Pine cone (provided)
String (provided)
Vegetable Shortening (provided)
Corn Meal (provided)
Bird Seed (provided)
Mixing Spoon (not provided)
Mixing Bowl (not provided)

1. Tie a string around the top of your pine cone. This is what you will use to hang on the tree.
2. Mix together in a bowl, using a spoon, the vegetable shortening and the corn meal.
3. Spoon the mixture onto the pine cone. Try to get into the grooves of the pine cone and slather it good.
4. Place the pine cone in the bag of bird seed. If the bag is too small to fit the pine cone, you can use a bigger bag like a grocery sack or a quart sized zip-top bag.
5. Shake or squeeze the bag of birdseed so that birdseed adheres to the vegetable shortening/corn meal mix. Coat the entire pine cone with bird seed, wherever there is shortening/corn meal.
6. Hang the bird feeder on a tree using the string at the top.

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