7 Quirky Pine Cone Crafts for Kids

7 Quirky Pine Cone Crafts for Kids

When it comes to crafting with nature, pine cones are one of the best options for some amazing and quirky ideas for the kids! With their unique tactile prickliness, pine cones can be used in numerous fun ways as kid’s craft material. Take a look at the following post to know some quirky pine cone crafts for children!

Easy and Creative Pine Cone Crafts For Kids

Try some of these activities using pine cones and create some decorating items for your kid’s room!

1. Pine Cone Pineapple

Pine cone craft for kids

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An absolute delight to the eyes with its vibrant yellow hue, making this tropical fruit would be an exciting experience for your kiddo!

Things You Will Need

  • 2 to 3 pine cones (cleaned, washed and dried).
  • Yellow acrylic paint.
  • 1 light green craft paper.
  • 1 dark green craft paper.
  • Hot glue gun.
  • Paintbrush.

Instructions 

  • Take the pine cone and paint it yellow. You will have to paint it a couple of times to achieve the nice and bright shade of yellow.
  • Cut four to five leaves using the dark green craft paper, which should roughly be half the length of the pine cone.
  • Cut four to five leaves using the light green craft paper too, which should approximately be the length of the pine cone.
  • Start gluing the darker leaves inside and the lighter leaves outside.
  • After the glue dries, curl the leaves outwards with the help of a pencil.

2. Pine Cone Hedgehog

Pine cone craft animal

One of the most fun pine cone activities for toddlers are making animal figures and here we will make a cute hedgehog.

Things You Will Need

  • A couple of pine cones.
  • Brown craft paper.
  • Glue.
  • Scissors.
  • Stapler.
  • Black marker pen.

Instructions 

  • Place the pine cone on the brown paper to take the estimate of the circumference. Draw a circle on the paper from the reference.
  • Cut the circle and form a cone by making a slit on one side. Secure the ends by stapling.
  • Draw the eyes, ears, nose, and smile using the marker pen.
  • Stick the paper cone on top of the pine cone with glue. Hedgehog is ready to be played with!

3. Pine Cone Yarns

Pine Cone Yarns

Colourful and unique, this is a very easy and simple pine cone craft for preschoolers!

Things You Will Need 

  • 3 to 4 pine cones.
  • Yarns in three to four vibrant shades (blue, yellow, green, purple, etc).

Instructions

  • Start wrapping the yarn from the base of the pine cone.
  • Wrap it randomly between the gaps as you go up.
  • Do not cover the entire pine cone; leave the top edge of the cone.
  • Place all the colorful pine cones in a bowl as a holiday décor!

4. Pine Cone Snake

Pine cone snake

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Another fun animal craft idea using pine cones involves making a creepy crawly snake! Let us see how it can be made!

Things You Will Need

  • Pine cones 10 to 11.
  • Acrylic colors in 10 to 11 shades.
  • A couple of paintbrushes.
  • A long rope.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.
  • Wobbly eyes stickers.
  • Tongue shape cut from a red craft paper.

Instructions

  • Color each pine cone in a different color and leave it for drying.
  • Start tying the pine cones with the rope. Make sure you hide the rope well between the gaps.
  • Stick eyes and tongue on the last pine cone to complete the snake.

5. Pine Cone Pots

Pine Cone Pot Craft

Great home décor idea for your kid’s room, these pine cone pots can be made in no time!

Things You Will Need 

  • Small pine cones 3 to 4.
  • Small pots (approximately 1.5 inches to 2 inches in height).
  • Acrylic paint in different shades (3 to 4).
  • Golden glitter powder.
  • Paintbrush.
  • Glue.

Instructions

  • Take the pots and paint them in different colors. Leave them for drying.
  • Put glue on the edges with a paintbrush and sprinkle golden glitter powder on it. Shake the pot to get rid of any extra glitter.
  • Place the pine cones on the pots or if you wish, you can glue the cones to the pots to secure them better.

6. Shaded Pine Cones

Shade pine cones

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An excellent way of decorating different corners of the house with these shaded cones by indulging your kiddo in this fun activity!

Things You Will Need

  • A pine cone.
  • Three different shades of a single color.
  • Paintbrush.

Instructions

  • Take the pine and take the darkest color and start painting only the edges of the pine cone and stop once you cover almost ¼ part of the cone.
  • Take the second shade and work your way in a similar way and stop when you are almost done coloring the edges of another ¼ part of the cone.
  • Take the lightest shade and color the rest of the cone with it.
  • If the cone is bigger you can increase the number of shades to get the shaded effect!

7. Pompom Pine Cone Hanging

Pompom pine cone

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A great way to decorate your kid’s room or use these hangings as Christmas ornaments, these pompom pine cone hangings can be used in multiple ways!

Things You Will Need

  • Pompoms in different colors (buy the smaller ones for this activity).
  • Gold wire.
  • Glue gun.
  • Glue.

Instructions

  • Cut the gold wire in approximately 6 to 7-inch length.
  • Make a loop with the gold wire and secure it at the base of the cone, which will be used for hanging.
  • Put glue on the pompoms and place them randomly between the pine cone gaps.
  • After completely drying, use the hanging in any way you like!

Next time boredom strikes your kiddo and you are looking for some craft options, do try out some of these engaging and exciting craft ideas that use pine cones as the main material!

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