35+ DIY Pine Cone Craft Ideas for Kids to Make

Pine cone crafts make fun projects for kids. Pine cone bird feeder, anyone?

Kids can easily find pine cones in parks, forests, and backyards. This makes them a great crafting material because they are very easy to find and plentiful. 

They are great for group activities like projects for classrooms and seniors, and because there are so many to be found, they are an easy base for crafts.

Collecting the pine cones is almost as fun as making the pine cone crafts!

Pine cones come in many different shapes and sizes, from mini to extra large, which allows for various projects. Their natural texture and structure make them interesting to work with and lovely natural elements.

Because they are sturdy and lightweight, they are easy for kids to manipulate, glue, paint, and decorate.

Let the kids get creative and use their imaginations to transform the pine cones into a wide range of crafts. Use the long list of ideas below for inspiration.

What are some easy pine cone crafts?

  • Make festive Christmas crafts, such as a simple wreath for the front door, ornaments, snowmen, garlands, and pine trees. Looking for other holiday crafts? Visit the Holiday Crafts for Kids page!
  • Create cute animals like owls, hedgehogs, mice, and peacocks.
  • Try a sweet angel or fairy craft.
  • Get in some fine motor practice with yarn-wrapped and painted pine cones.
  • Make a trusty, old-fashioned pine cone bird feeder.
  • Design colorful flowers and refrigerator magnets.
  • Make many more pine cone craft ideas below, like Thanksgiving turkey and Halloween spider!

Kids of all ages and adults will love making pinecone crafts to decorate the home or to give as gifts.

Go gather the kids, gather a bunch of pine cones, and pick a great pine cone craft idea from below!

35+ DIY Pine Cone Craft Ideas for Kids to Make

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With a little help from Mom, kids can make these pine cone fairies. Red Ted Art

Glitter Pine Cone Tutorial

These sparkly pine cones are easy crafts for to make. Other natural seed pods and things can be used too! The Craft Train


Making pinecone hedgehogs is a lovely idea for transforming pine cones into a fun, quick and easy craft. Kids Craft Room

Leaf and Pinecone Craft

Collect free pine cones and some glorious leaves at one of the local parks and make this leaf and pinecone craft to hang around the home. Mother Natured


With this tutorial, kids can make some adorable pine cone mice. Daisies and Pie

Nature Owl Craft

Nature Owl Craft

Using natural pinecones and conkers along with felt scraps and googly eyes kiddos can easily make this cute nature owl craft. Messy Little Monster

Ombre Painted Pine Cone Tutorial

Older kids will enjoy painting the tips of the pine cone to create an ombre effect. Whimzeecal

Peacock Craft

Create a whimsical peacock from a pinecone. This easy craft is inexpensive and a lot of fun. I Heart Crafty Things

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Making pine cone bird feeders are quick and easy!

Real pine cones are a fantastic and cost-effective material for crafting. Homemade pine cone peanut butter bird feeders are a great way to introduce kids to the natural world. Associate

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

With a free pine cone, kids can make an easy Pine Cone Bird Feeder. This is a simple project that even young children can help make. ZOOM School

Pine Cone Christmas Ornament

Pom poms and pinecones Christmas ornaments are ridiculously easy for kids to make. One Little Project

Pine Cone Christmas Tree

Pinecone Christmas Trees are a fun Christmas time craft for kids that will let their creativity shine. Adventures of Mel

Pine Cone Decorations and Crafts

Creative ways for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children with pinecone crafts Enchanted Learning

Pine Cone Flowers

Kids can make some cute pinecone flowers (that look like zinnias) using a few supplies and this tutorial. The Decorated Cookie

Pine Cone Garland

This tutorial on making pine cone garland is one of the fun crafts adults and even kids can make. Lavender Home Front

Pine Cone Love Bugs

Pine Cone Love Bugs are fun to create for Valentine's Day and use for imaginary play. Fireflies and Mud Pies

Pine Cone Mobile Tutorial

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Looking for a super cute, eco-friendly fall decor craft with pine cones. Here is an idea! Affiliate Link to Darn Good Yarn

Pine Cone Owls

Pine Cone Owls

Pine cones are a brilliant natural craft material to make pine cone owls. Here is a free tutorial. Red Ted Art

Pine Cone Painting

Painting pine cones is a fun thing to do for kids and adults alike! Arty Crafty Kids

Pine Cone Snowman

Pine Cone Snowman

Gather some pine cones, cotton balls, and a few other craft materials to make these adorable little smiling snowmen. Mess For Less

Pine Cone Spider

Pine Cone Spider

Create this adorable Pine Cone Spider craft using a pine cone, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and craft paint! Mom. Wife. Busy. Life.

Pine Cone Turkey Crafts

Pine Cone Turkey Crafts

Kids will have fun making pine cone turkeys for Thanksgiving with this easy tutorial. Growing Up Gabel

Pine Cone Weaving

This project requires only yarn and pinecones which kids will enjoy doing while developing fine motor skills. They look pretty too! Rainy Day Mum

Pine Cone Wreath

This DIY Pinecone wreath is the perfect holiday craft project. Kids can help with painting the pine cones and the cardboard base. The Best Ideas For Kids

Pinecone Angel Ornament

Pinecone Angel Ornament

Take the kids on an adventure gathering pinecones. Then with a few craft supplies show them how to make pinecone angel ornaments for the tree. Mombrite

Pinecone Hedgehogs

This is a simple craft. The face is cut in the shape of a triangle with the corners rounded and google eyes attached. Mum In The Mad House

Pinecone Mobile

Kids can turn a collection of pinecones into a whimsical mobile for your backyard play space with help from this tutorial. Happy Hooligans

Pinecone Owls

These adorable little pinecone owls are a fun fall nature craft that kids will love to make. Crafts by Amanda

Pinecone Turkey

Pinecone Turkey

Kids will have fun putting together some pinecone turkeys with these free instructions. Mom Wife Busy Life

Pom Pom Pine Cone Ornament

Pom Pom Pine Cone Ornament

These pom pom pine cone ornaments are fun and easy for kids to make to hang on the tree or gift. Two Kids and A Coupon

Pom Pom Pine Cone Tree

Pom Pom Pine Cone Tree

Kids can make fun pom pom pine cone trees with simple craft supplies - a pinecone, mini pom poms, PVA glue and string for hanging. Red Ted Art

Rainbow Fairies

Kids will love this fun project, transforming pine cones into gorgeous rainbow fairies! Twig and Toad Stool

Refrigerator Magnets

Turn ordinary pine cones into itty bitty cute refrigerator magnets with this tutorial. Fun idea for kids to make and gift! Home Talk

Reindeer Pine Cone Craft

Reindeer Pine Cone Craft

Create this adorable Pine Cone Reindeer craft with the kids this holiday season, Mom Wife Busy Life

Rustic Pine Cone Ornament

This pine cone ornament project is super easy and perfect for kids and adults to make to hang on the tree or gift. The Farm Girl Gabs

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

Teach kids about owls and use this Snow Owl Pine Cone Craft to help. Red Ted Art

Spooky Halloween Spiders

Spooky Halloween Spiders

Grab some pinecones and then make them into spooky spiders for Halloween. My Poppet

Woodland Pinecone Fairy

Kids of all ages, even adults, will have fun making this fairy craft. This fall craft is perfect for at home or even in the classroom! Kids Activities

Yarn Wrapped Pinecone Ornaments

This is a super simple Christmas nature craft that your kids will love! Paper and Glue

Yarn-Wrapped Pine Cone Ornament

This yarn-wrapped pine cone ornament is the perfect Christmas craft for kids of all ages and a great fine motor skills activity. Projects With Kids

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