Written by contributor Melissa Allen of Green Owl Art
Crafting and holidays seem to go hand and hand in our house. I am always looking for something that is appealing to both my five and two-year old and more importantly that each can easily do and enjoy doing. We made glitter pine cones to welcome the holiday season and they came out so beautiful I ended up with some nice additions to my holiday decor. We also made a few for friends and family. Who wouldn’t want a beautiful piece of nature with some added extra sparkle?!
We started this craft by taking a nice nature walk through our neighborhood and collecting beautiful pieces of natural art. It’s wonderful to see what children can find beauty in.
1. We started out by laying some paper down and the kids painted the pine cones with the glue using a foam brush.
2. When the pine cones were nice and sticky we dumped the glitter color of their choice into the paper bag.
3. Now for the fun part–the kids dropped one pine cone at a time into the bag and gave it a good shake. We pulled out these sparkly creations and let them dry for a couple of hours.
This craft was such a fun one for both my children. I love when they can work together on something so simple. It was a wonderful afternoon of time spent together and a whole lot of silliness.
For more holiday crafts from Melissa, head on over to Green Owl Art.