5 Crafts with Pine Cones

Making crafts with your family is a great way to spend time with one another. In this article, we'll share five crafts with pine cones your kids will love.
5 Crafts with Pine Cones

Last update: 22 February, 2021

Children’s crafts are one of the most fun activities to do with your kids. And, when they do them, they’ll be learning while they develop their creativity, imagination and ingenuity. In addition, the winter season is one of the best times to do these activities at home because there are so few hours of sunshine and temperatures are low. In today’s article, we’ll share 5 crafts with pine cones that you can do with your kids. They’re also great for the winter months.

Children’s crafts with pine cones

1. Christmas trees

Although Christmas already passed, you can create these trees for next Christmas. That way, you’ll have your own homemade decorations for the house. To make them, you’ll only need a few things:

  • However many trees you want to make, that’s how many pine cones you’ll need.
  • Brushes.
  • Green paint.

Since they’re trees, you’ll only need to paint them green. Also, you can decorate them with small colored balls as if they were the tree’s ornaments. This will give your decorations even more detail.

5 Crafts with Pine Cones

2. Little chicks, one of the most adorable crafts with pine cones

Children love animals so this will be one of the crafts with pine cones that they’re most excited to create. For this one, you’ll need:

First, paint the pine cones yellow; this will be the chicks’ bodies. Then, put the cork balls on top to make their heads.

Last, use the felt to create the animal’s beak and legs. To make its eyes, you can either paint them with a marker or use googly eyes.

3. Owls

This is one of the simplest crafts with pine cones that you can make. To do this, you only need three materials:

  • As many pine cones as you want owls.
  • Felt.
  • Glue.

The pine cone will be the owl’s body, while you’ll use the felt to make the owl’s face, wings and legs. Also, there’s a lot of possibilities when it comes to the felt in terms of shapes and sizes. You just have to let your imagination fly and you’ll be able to create these mysterious animals however you want.

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4. Bouquet of flowers

Flowers are always synonymous with joy and color in a home. If you want to have an everlasting flower bouquet, this craft is a great option. To make this one, you’ll need:

5 Crafts with Pine Cones
  • As many pine cones as you want flowers for your bouquet.
  • Different colors of paint.
  • Wooden sticks.

This will be one of the crafts with pine cones that your children like the most. And, to collect all the materials you need, you can all go on a field trip to get them. Once you have the same number of pine cones as wooden sticks, you can start making your bouquet.

First, paint the pine cones in whatever colors you want your flowers to be. Then, once you’ve painted them, the second step is to paint the wooden sticks green. Once you have everything painted, the next step will be to glue the end of the sticks to the end of the pine cones. 

After you’ve painted them all, you’ll have a nice, springtime bouquet of flowers. And, the best part is, you don’t have to take care of them. 

5. Christmas wreaths

Since pine cones are related to winter, they’re also related to Christmas in a way. One of the crafts that adults will like the most is creating a crown made of pine cones. For this, you’ll need:

  • Pine cones; they can all be the same shape or all different, depending on how you want your crown to look.
  • Paint.
  • Varnish.

For this craft, whether or not you use the paint is up to you. It depends on whether you want to leave the pine cones their natural color or if you want to paint them (like white or gold). 

In addition, we recommend that you spray varnish on the crown once you’ve finished it. This will keep the pine cones from falling off. Also, you can add decorative elements like red berries or small Christmas ornaments to match the color of your painted pine cones.


This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.