Crafting and holidays seem to go hand and hand in our house. I am always looking for something that is appealing to both my five and two-year old and more importantly that each can easily do and enjoy doing. We made glitter pine cones to welcome the holiday season and they came out so beautiful I ended up with some nice additions to my holiday decor. We also made a few for friends and family. Who wouldn’t want a beautiful piece of nature with some added extra sparkle?!
We started this craft by taking a nice nature walk through our neighborhood and collecting beautiful pieces of natural art. It’s wonderful to see what children can find beauty in.
- We started out by laying some paper down and the kids painted the pine cones with the glue using a foam brush.
- When the pine cones were nice and sticky we dumped the glitter color of their choice into the paper bag.
- Now for the fun part–the kids dropped one pine cone at a time into the bag and gave it a good shake. We pulled out these sparkly creations and let them dry for a couple of hours.
This craft was such a fun one for both my children. I love when they can work together on something so simple. It was a wonderful afternoon of time spent together and a whole lot of silliness.