Pinecones are nature’s masterpiece! We love searching for the most perfectly shaped one when we go on hikes, do you? Did you know that pinecones are also fantastic for arts and crafts any time of the year but of course, we think of them in the fall most often! I always have a bowl of pinecones handy for art projects of all kinds like this colorful pinecone sun catcher craft.
HOW TO MAKE A HOMEMADE SUN CATCHER
Kids NEED frequent opportunities to be immersed in a rich array sensory experiences in order for them to foster healthy sensory and motor development. Nature provides wonderful sensory experiences for kids, and it is free! Nature truly is the ultimate sensory experience for kids. Have fun exploring the great outdoors and using nature to make art.
Our art activities are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind! Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun! Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home!
Take the kids on a nature walk and collect pinecones to make your own simple DIY suncatcher. Hang up and enjoy!
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PINE CONE SUNCATCHER
Combine your nature finds and simple colorful beads for an easy art project that everyone is sure to love!
YOU WILL NEED
- Hot glue gun
HOW TO MAKE PINE CONE SUN CATCHER
STEP 1. Find a dried pine cone that has the pine scales open and mostly in tact. Not missing or broken!
STEP 2. Add a drop of hot glue to the tip of each pine scale and then place a bead into each drop. Continue until each pine scale has a bead.
STEP 3. Tie a string around the top of the pine cone and use it to hang your colorful sun catcher.