Kids can have a great deal of fun when it comes to making crafts with pinecones. Read on to get some great ideas that can keep your kids busy.

Pine Cone Crafts For Kids

Traditionally, pinecones have been used for winter and Christmas crafts for children. Apart from getting into the spirit of the season and get them to go on a nature hunting spree, pine cone crafts are a fun way to let your children get involved in art and craft activities. They could try experimenting with wreaths, bird feeders, decorations, and many other delights using pinecones. The choices of crafts are endless – wreaths, photo frames, Christmas decorations and pinecone ornaments. The following crafts are just some among the different choices mentioned and can really enliven any child’s day.
Kids Pine Cones Craft Projects
What You Will Need 
  • Around 8 to 10 pine cones
  • Duct tape
  • A wire hanger
  • Craft glue
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Decorative items for the wreath
How To Make It
  • Cut the wire hanger in half and wind it into a circle. Wind the two ends securely together.
  • Use duct tape to firmly attach both ends of the wire hanger firmly together.
  • Glue the pinecones on to the wire.
  • Use decorative items to make the wreaths look beautiful. You could try things such as green ribbons and red beads to add holly berries.
  • You could also use paints to add more color and make the pinecones look more vibrant. 
Turkey Crafts
What You Will Need 
  • An acorn
  • A pine cone
  • A pencil or a marker
  • Red, orange, brown and yellow construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Clay 
How To Make It 
  • Cut the colored construction paper into feathers.
  • Make a small blob of clay and allow the pinecone to rest on it.
  • Attach the cutout construction feathers to the wide side of the cone.
  • Place the acorn at the other end. You can fix it with glue.
  • Attach the googly eyes to the acorn.
  • Make the turkey’s wattle using a bit of the red construction paper.
Bird Feeder
What You Will Need 
  • A big, open pine cone
  • Bird seed
  • A few feet of string
  • A mixture of margarine and peanut butter 
How To Make It 
  • Tie the pinecone to the string by fixing the string on to the pinecone and then tying it around the top of the cone a bit.
  • Make a loop to hang the cone.
  • Take a paper towel and place the pinecone on top of it.
  • Spread the peanut butter mixture over the edges of the cone using the butter knife.
  • Sprinkle the birdseed all over the pinecone until the pinecone is fully covered.

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