Simple Crafts with Pine Cones

by AEA on January 15, 2010

Crafts to Make from Pinecones

pine cone reindeer craft project

         Teachers and parents are always looking for simple and cheap projects for the kids. Pinecones can be a great craft, especially if you are in an area where you can pick up your pinecones outside for free. Pinecones are usually found year round, especially in late fall. Here are some fun and inexpensive pinecone crafts:

                      Owl Pinecone Craft

owl pinecone craft

          You can create many different animals and things out of pinecones; all you need is your imagination. Using your imagination is what makes this such a great craft for kids. There are many things that you can use to help give you animal eyes, ears, a mouth, etc.

crafts to make from pinecones

  • tiny rocks
  • buttons
  • ribbon
  • paint
  • glitter
  • toothpicks
  • pipe cleaner
  • wood balls
  • twigs
  • nuts

After you have collected all your supplies, go to work. You then can make them into ornaments, gifts or just a little creature for your table.

Make your own Pinecone Birdfeeder

Making a bird feeder is a fun and easy craft for kids to make. You will need:

  • Pinecones
  • Peanut Butter
  • Margarine
  • Wire or ribbon
  • Bird Seed

1. Tie your ribbon or wire to the top of your pinecone, so you can hang it up later.

2. Then mix an equal amount of peanut butter and margarine, and spread over your pinecone. It is important to mix margarine in with the peanut butter because straight peanut butter can be harmful to smaller birds.

3. Then roll your pinecone around in birdseed. Put your pinecones in the freezer until the mixture hardens or let them sit out over night.

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