My child screamed.
Not the terrible blood-curdling kind but the kind that you’re not too sure about. You know the one: part joyful, part unsure, part scared.
I quickly turned to her and she had just bounced something up into the air and her hands were moving back and forth as though it was something dangerous.
A pinecone fell to the floor.
‘What’s wrong?’ I said. ‘It’s only a pinecone.’
She stared at the pinecone and grinned. ‘I know, but this one is really pwickly.’
Her sisters and I came over to investigate and it was a rather ‘pwickly’ pinecone. We started to look at the other pinecones that were laying around on the ground and decided to bring some home with us. Our outdoor adventures are so much fun.
We collected quite a few and they’ve been used in a few crafts recently but coming up to Christmas we knew just the thing to make. Pinecone Christmas Trees!
What you’ll need
- grass or vine
- small seed pods
- >Star hole-punch
- >Regular hole punch and >snowflake hole punch for the confetti
Pinecone Christmas Tree
See the tutorial video below.
- Spend time in nature with your children collecting your natural materials.
- Put all the materials on a table so that your children can see everything available to them.
- Let your child pick up the seed pods and squeeze them into the spaces within the pinecone.
- Use the vine or grass next, and twist it around the pinecone, just like you would tinsel around a Christmas tree.
- Hole punch a star from a leaf and place it on the top of your pinecone. If you can’t place it there, use a good quality craft glue to secure it.
- Lastly, make some nature confetti using the leaves too. Red, green and gold leaf shapes together look incredible! Sprinkle it over your natural pinecone Christmas tree.
More nature Christmas crafts? Try these easy Leaf Christmas Trees, Gumnut Santa or even this stunning Christmas Star Weave.
Watch the video
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