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Kid-Friendly Holiday Craft: Pine Cone Christmas Trees

Updated on July 22, 2012

Looking for something cute, easy and fun to do with the kids this holiday season? Why not try out this neat craft and let the kids show off their creativity! It's a great way to use items you can find all over the house or even just go to the dollar store for and spend a minimal amount & let the kids do their thing.

What you'll need:

Pine cones of course! [If you don't have them where you live, then go to your nearest craft store and pick up a few. They're usually very cheap]

Embellishments: small beads, small buttons, sequins, glitter, anything of the sort that you wouldn't mind letting the kids use.

Glue [hot glue gun works best, if you don't mind the kids using one! or supervising them while they use it]

Tweezers [sometimes it's hard to put on the tiny little embellishments - even for the tiniest of fingers]

A bottle cap [sobe bottle caps work really well!]

Obviously if your pine cone isn't as green as it needs to be, you'll need some green craft paint. Or if the kids really want to be creative, let them choose a color that they'd like their tree to be. :)

Instructions:

1. Paint the pine cone with the craft paint. If your child chooses to use glitter on theirs, simply have them sprinkle it on while the paint is still wet to ensure it stays on there. Unless it is glitter glue, then just wait until the paint is dry before applying.

2. Hot glue the bottle cap to the bottom of the pine cone. This can be the first thing you do is the child finds it easier to hold onto it while he/she paints their cone.

3. Add on all the embellishments! Let your kids have fun adding whatever they want to their Christmas tree. :)

4. HAVE FUN!!!! :)

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      cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

      I agree with SweetiePie, the kids will love it to participate in such activities. Nice Job Starkissed.

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Very cute idea Starkissed :). My neighbor used to do this every Christmas.