At Thanksgiving time, you can find some really diverse uses for nature which is why pine cone crafts for kindergarten youth are so popular at this time of the year. You can usually find all sorts of pine cones outside, and then you can use your imagination to make them into fun craft projects for kindergartners as well as other age children. Here are some ideas we found for pine cone crafts for kindergarten youth.
A cute Thanksgiving pine cone crafts for kindergarten youth is to make a pine cone turkey. You need a pinecone – preferably, the “fat” kind, some scissors, construction paper, and glue. First, cut out eyes from black construction paper or buy some wiggly eyes from a discount store.
Cut a small triangle out of yellow construction paper. Draw and cut out a teardrop shape on red construction paper for the turkey’s wattle. Cut out legs and feet from brown construction paper. Finally, cut out several feather shapes from different colors of construction paper. Assembly is easy. Just glue on the various face parts and the feathers in between the cone’s openings.
Another one of the pine cone crafts for kindergarten youth we found will help our fine feathered friends. It is a pine cone bird feeder. Supplies you need include a pine cone, vegetable shortening, oatmeal, bird seed, and some string. Start by mixing together ½ cup of the shortening with 2 ½ cups oatmeal and mix until well blended. If you like, you can add in some dried fruit, chopped nuts, or sunflower seeds.
Tie a string to the top of the pine cone and then apply the mixture all around the cone making sure you get it deep inside the openings. Then, roll the whole thing in bird seed and pat to stick. Hang from a tree and watch the birds flock to it!
A second of the pine cone crafts for kindergarten youth would make a great Christmas gift for someone special. Make a thin glue by mixing one part white glue with one part water. Brush it all over the pine cone. Mix together some spices such as ground ginger, ground cinnamon, or ground nutmeg.
Make sure you have plenty of the spice mixture. Roll the pine cone in the spices and let dry. You can use these in baskets, glued on wreaths, or even solo, as an ornament. Hot glue a ribbon to the very top of the pinecone. Add accents to the top, such a Spanish moss, raffia or dried flowers.
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