Wise Graduation Pinecone Owl

Learn how to make this wise pinecone graduation owl. Add the polymer clay cap to make this owl turn into a cute party favor gift for your graduate.

Here is what you will need:

Wise Graduation Pinecone Owl (Ingredients)

Wise Pinecone Owl Instructions:

  • To start, use pruning shears to cut one large pinecone for the body and two small pinecones for the eyes. 
  • Now, glue the eyes into place. 
  • Cut the bark pieces so that they look like wings. 
  • Take another pinecone and cut off some scales. 
  • Glue the pinecone scales onto the previously cut bark pieces. The scales will serve as feathers for the wings.
  • Glue two small twigs above the eyes to make eyebrows. 
  • Now, take one more scale and glue it on to make the owl’s beak. 
  • Finally, take a longer twig and glue it on the bottom to make a tree limb for the owl to sit on.

Graduation Cap Instructions:

  • To create the graduation cap, flatten out some of the Sculpey Clay.
  • Determine the size that your cap needs to be. I have used a round clay cutter which was the perfect size for my cap.
  • Cut one round piece and one square piece of clay to make the top of the cap.
  • Cut a clay strip that is approximately .75″ wide by 4″ long.
  • Next, wrap the strip around the round piece and press the pieces together to form one solid cap.
  • Now, attach the cap to the square.
  • Take a small piece of clay and roll it in your palms to form a tassel ball.
  • Take a few more small pieces and roll them out to make the tassels.  
  • Attach the completed tassel to the top of the cap.
  • To dry the clay, place the cap on a baking pan and cook at 275 degrees for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. According to the Sculpey instructions, a .5″ thick piece of clay should cure for 30 minutes.
  • After your cap has cooled, paint with your desired acrylic paint colors.
  • Finally, after the paint dries, glue the cap onto your owl.

This wise pinecone graduation owl with the cap will make a really cute party favor gift for your favorite graduates. For more seasonal party favor ideas see my Seasonal Blog page.

For a step-by-step tutorial, click on the video link below.

Also, click on the comment section near the bottom of the screen.  I would love to hear about how your party favors turned out.

God bless you and your upcoming event. 

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