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(repost) Holiday Painted Pine Cones

028This post was originally posted on Nov 20, 2009.

Last week the girls and I went for a walk and collected pine cones. We decided to paint them all festive for the Holidays and then sprinkled glitter all over them!

I recommend that you have your kids paint their pine cones in the inside of a box or lid. This way when they sprinkle them with glitter the glitter stays inside the box and not all over your kitchen/dining room. They you cna leave your pine cones to dry in the box and once they are dry you can then shake off the extra glitter. The box/lid is very important!

I left the girls pine cones to sit outside all week so they would be completely dry and I shook the extra glitter off while outside as well.

I definitely recommend having your kids wear aprons, I stopped the girls after I took the picture below because Sam splattered paint all over her shirt.

oh and another tip is that you can leave the paint inside the box/lid in case of spillage or if you have a toddler they don’t know how to “clean” their brush so paint gets everywhere! You can tell by my pictures below.

They came out beautiful!


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  1. WOW! I love bringing nature inside all through the year! my kids used to do this as an art project at school. I am not sure how but they attached a paperclip to use as ornaments. With the glitter and lights sparkling near them, but they would look so pretty on your tree!

  2. Great idea! What kind of paint did you use? My kids collected pine cones in the fall during a nature walk and we made Turkeys from them for Thanksgiving, but I had no idea what to do with the rest of them. We are going to try this!

  3. Love the pine cone idea. Wonderful for the little kiddos, and fun for mommy’s or guardians to participate and watch them create! My 5 year old daughter and I will definitely try this arts and craft project, especially with glitter! Glitter everything is her specialty. Have fun y’all!

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