Pinecone Angels

When it comes to turning nature into art, nothing makes my kids happier. They love every project that starts with gathering supplies on a nature hike. So they loved turning their pinecones into little angels to decorate for the season.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Start by gathering up your supplies. This is the best part; you can go exploring outside to gather up pinecones.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    First the kids glued the feathers on as the wings. Two little dabs of school glue will do just fine.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Then we created little halos out of pipe cleaners by making a loop at the top.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    The kids glued those in place as well.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    If the pinecones won't stand up on their own like some of ours, we put them in a small bowl so the glue could dry while the kids decorated the front.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    We used glitter glue to add decoration to the angels. The kids thought it was perfect since they thought angels should be shiny and pretty. You can use whatever you have on hand to decorate with.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Done!

    Then we let the pinecones dry completely. We finished them off with a little string tied around the top so they could be hung as decorations.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

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