Fun Kid Crafts: Three Pinecone Crafts
A pinecones is one of my favorite items to use for natural crafts. They are plentiful, and they come in various shapes and sizes. They can be used for many different craft projects, and this article will discuss three different craft projects that you can make using pine cones.
A pine cone angel is precious, and it only requires the use of pine cones, leaves, glue, a round bead, some silver or gold wire or ribbon, and paint. You can also use glitter for this project if you like. Simply paint the bead like a head. Paint a pretty little face on the bead and paint the cone the color of your angels dress. Now add some pretty details to the leaves because they will be your wings. Glue the wings behind the pine cone, and remember to glue them high enough to leave room to glue the head to the leaves. Now glue the head on, and add the wire or ribbon as a halo. Your angel will be a great addition to your nature crafts
Pine cone fire starters are a simple and fun project that only requires a microwave, old wax from used candles or broken crayons, and newspaper. Simply melt the wax or crayons in the microwave starting with 30 seconds and ending when the wax is almost completely melted. Now dip the pine cones in the wax and let them rest to dry on the newspaper. These pine cones will help start any fire, just throw them in and light them. Remember you can mix crayons with the wax as well to add some fun colors.
Pine cone Christmas trees are a lot of fun to make and they are great Christmas ornaments. All you will need for this project is some pine cones, a bottle cap, paint, glue, and some beads or flowers. Glitter is also fun for this project, but it is optional. Simply paint the pine cones green, paint the cap silver or red, and glue these two pieces together. You will have your basic tree. Now you can embellish it using beads, silk flowers, and glitter. This project is a great gift that children can make during the holiday season.
Pine cones are everywhere, and they are inexpensive if you live in a place that does not have pine cones. They are great for crafts because they are so cheap, and it is fun to collect them with kids in order to complete your crafts projects. I hope you have enjoyed these projects, and have fun crafting!
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