Pine Cone Crafts for Kids

During the fall we find a lot of pine cones during our nature walks, and I always love finding new ideas for putting them to good use. These creative ideas were shared in the recent Discover & Explore creating with natural materials theme.

Pine Cone Crafts for Kids

These glitter pine cones from Homegrown Friends are a great craft activity for kids of different ages to enjoy together.

Glitter Pine Cones

Enjoy the scents of fall and create some pine cone art with this scented paint pine cone craft from Sow Sprout Play. I love what they did with their finished pine cones!

scented paint pine cone craft

How adorable is this royal penguin pine cone craft from Crayon Box Chronicles? It would be a fun craft to go along with a penguin unit, a great addition to a penguin small world, or a cute winter decoration.

pine cone penguin craft

I can think of so many wonderful books and activities to go along with the whootastic pine cone owls from Paging Fun Mums.


My girls would have so much fun decorating their own pine cones with the materials in this fall invitation to create from Buggy and Buddy.


These pine cone bird feeders from My Nearest and Dearest are on our to do list in the coming weeks as we welcome many birds to Florida for the winter.


These posts and other highlights have been pinned to the Discover and Explore Pinterest Board.

More Ideas for Creating with Natural Materials from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

Creating with Natural Materials from the Discover and Explore co-hosts

Nature Crafts (KC Edventures)

8 Simple Ways for Kids to Create with Natural Materials (Buggy and Buddy)

10 Ideas for Creating with Natural Materials (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Creating with Natural Materials (Teach Preschool)

5 Fun Things to Make with Natural Materials (Twodaloo)

Upcoming Discover and Explore Themes

  • November 6-Thanksgiving
  • November 13-Cooking with Kids


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  1. These look great! My yard is “littered” with pine-cones and I’ve been trying to think of some way I can use them in an activity with my tot. I think we will try your glitter pine cone idea as a way to decorate for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Thanks so much for including our Glitter Pinecones! Great collection Shaunna!

  3. Hi Shaunna. Thank you so much for including our penguin pine cone craft! Fun collection! 🙂

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