Pine Cone Ornament Craft for Kids
A pine cone ornament is a fun nature craft to do with the kids at Christmas time. Decorate a pine cone with ribbon and sparkle to highlight the festive season.
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - nature-ally!
A touch of nature is easy to add to your Christmas decor with pine cones, and the results are beautiful.
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Decorating with pine cones is a walk in the park, literally.
Gather some pine cones on a nature walk. This provides fresh air and exercise while exploring natural surroundings.
- If you do not have pine cones available in nature, look for them in craft stores or purchase pine cones online.
Pine cones are a wonderful natural material to use for arts and crafts activities: they're easy to paint; they're pretty much unbreakable; their rough texture adds a unique sensory experience to any activity.
Pine cone ornament
This ornament is made with glitter and glue. Biodegradable glitter is now recommended as a more eco-friendly option.
Paper confetti is another alternative to glitter. Paper confetti is easy to make with a hole punch. Using a hole punch is a great fine motor activity for kids.
Working with glitter and glue can be a little messy. Be sure to wear smocks or paint shirts and use drop cloths.
Supplies for a pine cone craft
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Instructions for pine cone ornament
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.
Push them into the crevices of the pine cone. This is a great fine motor activity.
Squeeze dabs of glue onto the pine cone.
Sprinkle glitter onto the glue.
- Place some flakes in a small dish or jar lid. Pinch glitter between the fingertips then drop onto the glue on the pine cone. This is another fine motor exercise.
Hang decorated pine cones on a Christmas tree or wreath.
Add a bow to a pine cone decoration.
A pine cone wrapped with gold ribbon looks awesome trimmed with a homemade burlap bow.
Place a decorated pine cone on a wreath or planter arrangement.
Add nature to your Christmas decor with this simple pine cone ornament.
That walk in the park added a fun touch of nature to your Christmas decorations!
More pine cone art activities:
- Paint pine cones with a paintbrush. Shake glitter or confetti 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.