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Make a Pinecone Starfish
Make a starfish from pinecone scales to give away or to hang on a tree.
  • Cardboard
  • Craft glue
  • Wiggle eyes, buttons or beads
  • Pinecones
  • Ribbon
  • Small, sharp scissors
Step 1

Draw a starfish shape on cardboard.

Step 2
Cut out

Cut out the shapes with scissors (you may want to ask for an adult's help).

Step 3

Take a pine cone and carefully bend each scale backward until it snaps. Then ask an adult to help you cut the scales off the pine cones with small sharp scissors.

Step 4
Glue on scales

Squeeze a thick line of glue on the cardboard shape where you want a row of scales to go. Then glue down the scales. Repeat for each row of scales. Overlap the scales a little so the cardboard doesn't show.

Step 5
Add eyes

If you want, you can leave space for the eyes and glue on wiggle eyes, buttons, or beads.

Step 6
Add ribbon

When the glue has dried, turn your creature over and glue on a long loop of ribbon.

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