When I was a kid, I loved to paint pine cones. Having a huge forest as my neighbor, there were no shortage of pine cones either. I loved to spend the day walking through the woods and finding them. I’d bring all my treasures home, and sit down to paint.
The pine cones I chose always looked like mini-trees, so that’s what I would do with them. I’d paint them all green, then paint “decorations” on the tips. I never got too fancy, because it didn’t take too much to entertain me as a kid. Just a few different colored dots to look like Christmas decorations on a tree, and sometimes a bit of glitter. That’s it! Very easy, but kept me busy for at least a few hours.
Now I know you may not be as lucky as me living so close to an endless supply of pine cones, but a trip to a local park might be just as good. It adds to the fun of the craft, trust me! It’s exciting to find those perfect pine cones, and it’s a whole lot of fun looking for them too. 😉