Pine Cone Christmas Tree Activity for Kids

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Is your yard filled with pine cones?

Right before Thanksgiving a friend gave me a bag of pine cones. She had collected too many for a project at her son’s school and she wondered if I could use them.


There are so many different pine cone crafts you can create. They are fun to decorate with this time of year.

Today I am going to show you how to make a pine cone Christmas tree. This is so easy and your kiddos will enjoy helping too! Let me show you how to make them.

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activities for kids: how to make a pine cone Christmas tree




Gather up your supplies.

Take the green spray paint and evenly coat the pine cone. This is a job for an older child, with supervision, or for the adult.

If you’re using acrylic paint and a paint brush, evenly apply a coat of the green paint all over the pine cone using the brush.

It is best to do this work over a sheet of newspaper or paper you’re recycling.

use a pine cone to make a Christmas tree ornament


If you’re using spray paint, wait for the green paint to dry and then spray it with the diamond dust spray to add a layer of snow.

If you’re using glitter instead, sprinkle glitter over the wet green paint before it dries.

Now, let it dry 100%.

spray painted pine cones


Once it is dry add the pom poms using hot glue.

I used a bit yellow pom pom on the top of the pine cone to represent a star.

I used smaller pom poms in different colors to represent lights and decorations on the tree.



how to make a pine cone Christmas tree with kids


Super easy and a keepsake you will cherish forever!

We love these.

You could even tie a loop  of bakers twine to the top of the pine cone and hang it on your own Christmas tree as an ornament.

Mine are sitting on a shelf in my living room.

Either way they are precious (and fun) as can be!

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  1. This sounds like something my kids would love to do. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  2. Bekki@a better way to homeschool says:

    We love our pinecones, but we use them mainly for fire starters:).

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  4. That’s a really good idea and just the right size for small hands to play with. I teach older kids, but there are often younger siblings around and they do need entertaining. This will be my next project.

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