Pinecone Angel Ornaments are a charming Christmas nature craft for kids. This ornament is simple, sweet, and fun for crafters of all ages. Best of all, it requires minimal materials, most of them found on the forest floor.
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Here we are, mid-December, and no snow! Usually this time of year, it’s difficult to find pinecones, acorns, seeds, and other materials necessary for nature crafting. Not this year!
So get outside (you may not even need a coat) and bring along a pail for collecting pinecones, maple seeds, acorns, and buckeye nuts. Those are the materials we used to create darling Pinecone Angels for our Christmas tree!
To make this craft you will need:
After gathering supplies outside, use the hot glue to attach a buckeye nut or acorn to a pinecone. Secure 2 maple seeds to each side of the pinecone, fanning them upward to create wings.
Paint a sweet face onto the buckeye or acorn using a toothpick or a very fine paintbrush. Last, bend a small piece of silver pipecleaner to make the shape of a halo. Attach it to the back of the angel’s head with hot glue.
Isn’t she pretty? And quite fragile too…so use care while hanging. The maple seed wings are delicate!
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