We love creating with nature! Here’s a fun fall craft for kids using pinecones that’s perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and older children as well!
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Invitation to Create: Decorate Pinecones for Fall
The kids and I just love to create! Anytime the kids have a free moment, you will most likely find them searching through the art supplies or digging into the create box looking for just the right materials for their creations. Watching their joy while making things inspired this invitation to create~ decorating pinecones for fall! (This post contains affiliate links.)
Materials for Decorating Fall Pinecones
- Pinecones (We gathered some on a walk through our neighborhood.)
- Pompoms, glitter, yarn & ribbons, sequins
- Liquid glue
Setting Up the Fall Invitation to Create with Pinecones
Find a place to set up your invitation that allows for easy clean up. I covered one of our little tables with craft paper and placed it in the playroom. Set some pinecones on the table along with whatever art supplies you’d like. I used fall colored pom poms, yarn and ribbons, sequins, and glitter. I also added some glue and scissors as simple tools to help with creating.
Creating Fall Pinecones
The kids just had a blast with this! Lucy was anxious to try out all the supplies. Her pinecone ended up with a bit of everything! Theo started out by imitating what Lucy was doing, but once he got his hands on the glue and glitter, that was all he wanted to do! He loved the feeling of independence as he squirted the liquid glue all on his own and sprinkled (more like poured) the glitter onto the pinecone.
When the kids were finished, we placed the pinecones in a safe place to dry. We cleaned up, and I ended up leaving the craft paper on the table to encourage more creating throughout the day. (The craft paper can even be used as a canvas to draw on.) We ended up adding the beautiful fall pinecones to our fall nature table to display!