20+ Pine Cone Christmas Crafts for Kids

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Nature’s winter gift, the humble pine cone, transforms into a treasure trove of crafting joy in our latest collection of Pine Cone Christmas Crafts for Kids! As the festive season twinkles into view, let’s step outside the box (or perhaps, the forest!) to discover how these natural wonders can become the stars of our holiday crafting universe.

Who would have thought that pine cones, often scattered beneath evergreen guardians, could inspire such delightful Christmas creativity? In this post, we’ll guide you and your little elves through a winter wonderland of crafting ideas, turning pine cones into everything from sparkling tree ornaments to whimsical little creatures that could have hopped out of a holiday storybook. Let’s get our mittens on these woodland gems and start a magical crafting journey!

Pine Cone Christmas Crafts for Kids

Pinecone Christmas Trees

Pinecone Christmas Tree Craft – a festive DIY your kids will enjoy! Make adorable Christmas trees with pinecones, paint and colorful pom poms!

Pine Cone Owl Craft: A Hoot of a Craft

Looking for a nature-inspired craft that’s both adorable and easy to make? Look no further than this adorable Pine Cone Owl Craft!

DIY Pinecone Gnome

Learn how to make adorable pinecones gnomes to use as Christmas ornaments or decorations. This is an easy Christmas craft that only takes a few supplies.

Pinecone Snowman Ornament

These pinecone snowman ornaments are SO CUTE and super fun to make! With a pinecone and a few simple dollar store craft supplies, you can have your pinecone snowmen put together in no time!

Pom pom pine cone craft

Make your own mini Christmas trees using pine cones and tiny pom poms. 

Christmas Pine Cone Angels

Our store bought pinecone angels are slowly beginning to break, so we have been making new ones to replace them.

Pom Poms and Pinecones Christmas Ornaments

Create a winter wonderland on your tree with Pom Poms and Pinecones Christmas Ornaments, blending the softness of pom poms with the rustic charm of pinecones!

Cute Pine Cone Penguin Ornament Craft

This Pine Cone Penguin Ornament is an easy and cute Christmas craft for kids. Watch our video and get the simple tutorial to make them.

Pine Cone Christmas Trees

This Pine Cone Christmas Tree is one of the easiest and cutest holiday craft you’ll ever make. Kids will love making this cute Christmas Tree craft!

Pinecone Reindeer Craft For Kids

Enjoy a Christmas nature craft with these cute and fun Pinecone Reindeer! Lovely DIY ornaments for kids to make.

Yarn Wrapped Pine Cone Christmas Ornaments

Transform pine cones into vibrant, yarn-wrapped Christmas ornaments, creating a cozy and colorful addition to your festive decor!

Painted Pine Cones

Creating a painted pine cone craft is a delightful and easy activity for kids, perfect for adding a touch of nature to your Christmas tree. First, gather some pine cones – any size will do – along with non-toxic paint, a paintbrush, and some colorful ribbons. Begin by having the kids paint the pine cones in festive colors; traditional reds and greens work beautifully, but don’t be afraid to experiment with glittery golds or snowy whites for a more whimsical look. Once the paint has dried, take a length of ribbon and tie it securely around the topmost part of the pine cone. Make sure to knot it tightly, leaving a loop long enough to hang on the tree branches easily. This simple yet charming craft not only sparks creativity but also creates beautiful, personalized ornaments that kids can proudly display on the Christmas tree.

Snowy Tipped Pine Cones

To create a snowy tipped pine cone craft, perfect for bringing a winter wonderland vibe to your Christmas tree, you’ll need a few simple materials: pine cones, white paint or glitter glue, a small paintbrush, and some festive ribbon. Start by helping the kids lightly brush the edges of the pine cone scales with white paint or glitter glue, mimicking a gentle dusting of snow. For a more sparkly effect, sprinkle some fine white glitter over the wet paint. Once the snowy tips are dry, choose a colorful ribbon that complements your Christmas theme. Cut a length of ribbon and tie it securely around the narrower part of the pine cone, just below the scales, making a loop that’s large enough to hang on a tree branch. This easy and fun craft not only engages the little ones in creative play but also results in beautiful, snowy pine cone decorations that add a homemade, cozy touch to your festive decor.

Adorable Pine Cone Snowy Owl Craft

Turn a pine cone into an adorable snowy owl craft! This project is great for kids because the process is a lot of fun and the final product is so cute. 

Age Suitability

These crafts are good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up with adult assistance.

Mess Level

The mess level for these crafts vary.

Difficulty to Create 


Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

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Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles tha. t show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 aired in August 2023! My show was also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Curious Crafting Season 1 is also now airing in Australia on ABC! Watch it here!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

Shop our ready made play kits here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.


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