Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine COne Craft by Crayon Box Chronicles

Meet Scrat Pine Cone, the acorn-obsessed saber-toothed squirrel from the Ice-Age.  He also stars in our favorite movie, Ice Age, The Meltdown.  He is the second character in our recycled  pine cone craft series. Yesterday we created Mr. Royal Penguin Pine Cone. Pine cone crafts for kids and adults are easy, fun, and make great gifts!

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1.  Cover your work surface or use a paper plate.  Pour white paint into bowl and add brush. To ensure there are no critters living inside, bake 45 minutes at 250 degrees {parent}.  It will have a shiny appearance once baked.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

2.  Once cooled, begin to paint the tips of the pine cone branches starting from the bottom-up.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

3.  Turn the plate in a circular motion as you paint in order to prevent smudging.  Let dry.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

4.  While the pine cone is drying, let’s create all the body parts.  Gather all your nature goodies ― miniature pine cones and pine leaves.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

5.  I used 3 miniature pine cones glue together to make the nose {long cone above}.  If you find or buy one, you can eliminate this step.  Cut down the ends of two of them and hot glue {parent] or tacky glue them together.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

6.  Next we’ll make the eyes.  Cut a miniature pine cone in half and glue a small googly eye on.  Repeat process.  I found these mini ones on the street near my house.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

7.   Once both eyes are done, cut two small circles, bigger then your eye from your black felt.  You can achieve this same thing using black pom-pom, but I didn’t have any.  The purpose of this is to define the eye away from the neutral body.  Next, poke them through the back of the eyes {see above photo}.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

8.  Now, the tail.  Glue the pine leaves together, keeping in mind volume.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

9.  When your pine cone is dry, you’re ready to assemble!

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

10.  Cut a small 2×2″ square {roughly — depends on size of cone} to cover the face.  Poke through the pine cone branches.  This will help to distinguish the facial details.  You can use any type of fabric — I chose Burlap Fabric {this is great for lots of projects} because of its texture and convenience — it was left over from my wedding materials.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

11.  Add the eyes — cut the stems off the back, add hot glue behind the black felt, and stick on.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

12.  Now, let’s add the nose.  Cut the stem off the back, add glue, and stick on.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

12.  Let’s add the legs.  I used Tiny Spring Clothespins 1″ clips, spray-painted gold.  These are also great for lots of projects! Gold isn’t necessary, I just had them from my wedding.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

13.  Level the pins {this may take a minute and can be frustrating}.  

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

14.  Next, add the tail. {note} I changed the tail in the end. I used the same burlap fabric — just pulled it apart and glued — this is the new one.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

15.  Here is his face.  Now, add his teeth.  Cut two small teeth from white felt and glue.

Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone Craft @ Crayon Box Chronicles

Walla — Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel.  For more pine cone crafts, see Royal Penguin Pine Cone.

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17 thoughts on “Saber-Toothed Squirrel Pine Cone

  1. Alyssa says:

    What a cute craft! I just wanted to let you know I have a kids activities submission site (Simply Creative Kids) and I am linking to this post if you don’t mind. You are welcome to submit your projects to my site if you’d like!

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  2. makingboysmen says:

    My boys are big Ice Age fans and Scrat is a firm fave, your step by step guide is brilliant. Thanks for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party, I’m off to pin

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