Fall Craft for Kids: Decorate Pinecones

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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Fun fall craft for both toddlers and preschoolers! (Decorate Pinecones for Fall)~ BuggyandBuddy.com

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.)

Fall Invitation to Create: Decorate Pinecones~ Buggy and Buddy

Materials for Decorating Fall Pinecones


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.

materials for decorating fall pinecones

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.

Fall Craft for Toddlers~ Decorating Pinecones


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!


Fall Craft for Preschoolers~ Decorating Pinecones

Fun Fall Process Art for Kids using natural materials: Decorate pinecones in autumn colors using craft supplies! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com


  1. This is a great idea! We may just have to try it today!

  2. Tinker would especially love this activity. She’d love stuffing the pom poms. Great fine motor practice, too!

  3. I think the twins would love this- we’ll definitely put it on our to-do list! Great post!

  4. Very cute. My oldest (who is 11) made some beautiful pine cones last Christmas with white paint and silver sparkles. This will make a great addition this year for the littlest 2 to join in!

  5. Usually pine cones are difficult to craft with because of their awkward shape but sticking pom poms in them is a great idea – and they came out pretty too!

  6. So cute! My daughter would really enjoy doing this.

  7. These are just too cute! We will definitely have to try this! 🙂

  8. This is a cute craft. I am loving your “invitations to create”!

  9. I love these! How creative! I am featuring them this week as one of my favorites in the “Hearts for Home” Blog Hop! 🙂 Be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow to see the post and to grab an “I’ve been featured button.” 🙂

  10. What a fun way to work on fine motor skills! These remind me of autumn trees. I have pinned this idea!

  11. Decorating pine cones is something we try to do each year. It is a blast watching how each of my children’s pine cones get decorated each year. Thank you for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop 🙂


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