Pine Cone Glitter and Glue Ornament Craft for Kids
Pine cones are a wonderful natural material to gather in the fall for arts and crafts activities. They're easy to paint, they're pretty much unbreakable, and their rough texture adds a unique sensory experience to any activity.
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Visit our Pine Cones Pinterest board for a post explaining how to clean the pine cones you bring in from outside.
If you do not have pine cones available in nature, they can often be found in craft stores.
Here are the supplies you will need: pine cone, narrow ribbon, cotton balls, glitter, glue.
Glitter and glue are fun materials to use in an art activity but they can be a little messy! Be sure to wear smocks or paint shirts and use drop cloths.
Wrap ribbon around the pine cone. The ribbon has a natural curl as it comes off the spool which is helpful when children are winding it around the pine cone.
Leave enough ribbon at the end to make a hanger.
Pull some bits of fluff from a cotton ball and push them into the crevices of the pine cone.
Put dabs of glue on the pine cone and shake glitter onto the glue.
I used confetti flakes for this activity, which is a larger flake than glitter. Place some flakes in a small dish or jar lid, then pinch it between the fingertips and drop onto the glue on the pine cone.
Hang decorated pine cones on a Christmas tree or wreath just as they are.........
.......or make bows for kids to attach to their pine cones.
A pine cone wrapped with gold ribbon looks awesome trimmed with a homemade burlap bow.
Add a decorated pine cone to a wreath or planter arrangement.
More pine cone art activities:
- Paint pine cones with a paintbrush. Shake glitter over the wet paint. Allow to dry.
- Roll pine cones in a tray of paint and then roll them across a large sheet of paper.