Aren’t pinecone ornaments the cutest? There’s so many things that can be made using them. A snowman, Christmas tree, owls and Rudolph are just a few of the ideas. Today we are sharing a festive pinecone bird Christmas ornament. It’s simple to make plus Little Sister got to use kid-friendly spray paint to color the pinecones which she loved! See more nature-inspired ornaments at the end of this post from the creative preschool team.
Pinecone Bird Ornament Craft
- Simply Spray® Project Paint
- pipe cleaners
- jumbo googly eyes
- glue dots
*We received the spray paint free for review from CraftProjectIdeas.com
Start by laying newspaper down with the pinecones set on top. Have your child spray pine the pinecones with the red paint. This particular spray paint is available at Walmart in the kids craft section (Horizon Group). It has low odor, is non-toxic and non-flammable. Make sure to spray the pinecones from every angle to ensure you get in between and on both sides. Set aside to dry.
We looked at bird clipart for Little Sister to be inspired by. I suggested making a Christmas bird which she liked. She chose green feathers and a red tail. Because she wanted it to be a baby bird, I stuck a small feather piece to the top (bottom since it’s upside-down). I felt it looked more like a baby with the little ‘hair’ feather. I gave her glue dots to stick on the feathers and eyes.
The nose is made from a pipe cleaner shaped like a triangle. When she was finished, I made a hook/hanger by wrappy a pipe cleaner through the back of the pinecone near the top and formed a loop with it.
Display your pinecone bird on the Christmas tree or even on an outside tree!
Nature-inspired Ornament Crafts
Head over to our preschool buddies’ posts to see what fun nature ornaments they made!
Snowflakes Ornaments with Sticks | A Little Pinch of Perfect
Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree Twig Ornament | I Heart Crafty Things
Easy Twig String Art Ornaments | Pink Stripey Socks
Painted Twig Icicle Ornaments | School Time Snippets
Easy Kid Made Shell Ornament | Hand Made Kids Art