Pinecones have such an interesting texture for painting and we had fun making them into pumpkins for the Halloween season!

Start with:

  • Pinecones
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Plastic Eyes
  • Cardboard
  • Cardstock
  • Craft Tape

Create it!:

Step 1: Before setting up the activity, cut the bottom of the pinecone off of the rest of the pinecone (adults). We used a small saw.

Step 2: Paint the pinecone slice and allow it to dry. We painted one portion green to be the stem.

Step 3: Cut a cardboard square.

Step 4: Cover the boarders of the cardboard square with craft tape.

Step 5: Glue the painted pinecone to the cardboard square.

Step 6: Cut a strip of cardstock and twirl it around a finger or pencil to create a curl.

Step 7: Glue the cardstock vine to the pumpkin.

Step 8: Add plastic eyes to the pumpkin if you'd like!

An easy way to incorporate nature into an activity - and part of the fun if going outside together and finding the perfect pinecones!