Making pine cone crafts with your kids is an easy way to bring the seasons to life. Collecting pinecones on a beautiful, crisp fall day is a fun kids activity in its own right, and can lead onto some wonderful, effective craft projects.
You might like to try a cute pine cone turkey for thanksgiving, made with feathers and craft foam.
Or how about continuing the out-door, natural theme by making a pine cone bird feeder to hang in your garden.
Once fall turns to winter; you might like to use your pinecone collection to make some really beautiful kids crafts for Christmas.
Festive pinecone wreaths and sparkly Christmas tree decorations are both simple pine cone crafts which kids of all ages will love to try. Let them loose with the glitter shaker and you'll soon see what I mean!
If your kids love glitter then these simple Christmas decorations might be the perfect craft for you.
My little ones really enjoyed making the cute pinecone Christmas trees and had lots of ideas for how they should be decorated.
We used glitter paint and craft foam stars to make ours look festive, but the beauty of these little pine cone crafts is that really you can use whatever you've got to hand.
If the pinecone trees above are not quite glittery enough for you then you could try these silver hanging decorations using sparkly beads recycled from an old necklace and loads of glitter!
My boys decided that they look like frosty icicles and I'm sure they are going to look just lovely twinkling on our tree this year.
If you and your kids fancy trying out one of these simple, festive crafts for yourselves then click over to my Pine Cone Decorations page for full instructions.
Making a pine cone bird feeder is a wonderfully messy kids craft! They can squidge and spread the sticky mixture with their hands or use utensils if they don't like to get too mucky.
It is also a great chance for the kids to really connect with the natural world; when my kids saw some little garden birds pecking at their pine cones they were absolutely captivated and stood watching for ages!
And as any busy parent will tell you an activity that occasionally makes your kids stand still and be quiet is well worth a try!
If you'd like to full instructions on how to make your own seedy pinecone treat click over to my Pine Cone Bird Feeder page.
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