Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Kids Activities: Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Here is another holiday craft we did over the break: homemade pine cone ornament.  This is kid-friendly and easy.
You'll need a pine cone (either store bought or from a nearby park), string or ribbon for hanging, white acrylic craft paint, Mod Podge, glitter, brush and some kind of glue.
First, attach a string or ribbon to the top of the pine cone for hanging.  For this, I used hot glue (the only part of this craft that you'll need to help with or use school glue instead). 

Apply white paint to the pine cone as shown below:

Apply a layer of Mod Podge on top of white paint and immediately after that shake glitter on top of Mod Podge.  Allow to dry.  Spray with Clear Acrylic Sealer spray from Mod Podge.  Allow to dry.  Done.

homemade pine cone ornament

We also made a snowman face with an extra Styrofoam ball.  One could also decorate Styrofoam ball with old buttons, beads, tissue paper and even scraps of fabric.

homemade snowman
This year we decided to make Russian Tea Cakes for Santa since they kind of resemble snow balls.  Here is a link to the recipe we used.  Happy Holidays!


  1. Wow - we have plenty of these cones where we live - will give it a try

  2. thank you for sharing this !
    amazing post, and really great blog :)
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