Pinecone Christmas fairy ornament craft idea for kids

When is it considered acceptable to put up the Christmas decorations? With everything that’s been going on this year with covid and for us personally with loved ones being unwell, it just feels as if it’s about time the kids had something nice. Obviously we have no idea what the situation is going to be in December but I personally think that it’s looking likely that we won’t be able to have our big family Christmas. It sucks but at the end of the day if it does come to that we will just have to do what’s best for everyone. Even if this Christmas isn’t the same there is always something really warm and comforting about Christmas decorations and I know this year my house is going to be going full Santa’s grotto, hence why were making these cute little pinecone fairy Christmas decorations at the beginning of November!

This cute little craft definitely requires grown up aid if using a glue gun but it’s just too sweet to not share!

Heres what we used

  • Pinecone
  • Coloured paints
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom pom
  • String/cord
  • Mini craft sticks
  • Sequin
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

How to make these festive fairy decorations

Take the pine cone and paint it in your chosen color before putting it aside to to dry.

Once your pine cone is dry, use your glue gun to attach a pom pom centrally on the bottom of the pine cone.

Pinecone Christmas fairy ornament craft for kids

Take a length of pipecleaner and twist it centrally around the base of the pom pom until secure. This will make the fairy’s two arms, we then used a small dollop of glue to secure the fairy’s arms in position on the pine cone.

Make the wings by twisting the ends of a pipe cleaner together at the middle to make a figure of 8. Then take some cord and tie it into a loop. Glue the wings and loop securely on to the back of your pine cone.

Pinecone Christmas fairy decorations

Finish off by making a little wand for your pine cone fairy Christmas decoration. To make ours we used a mini crafting stick and a festive sequin! Once you have your wand twist it into the end of one of arms so that it looks as if she is holding it. Once dry your festive fairies are ready to hang on the tree or gift to a loved one! 

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