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