On a recent nature walk, our kids collected a basket of pinecones. We observed them, used our sense of touch to learn about textures, added a cinnamon scent so they smelled good, and then decided to use them to make a pinecone ornament craft for our classroom Christmas Tree!
Pinecone Christmas Tree Ornaments
Materials needed: Assorted colors of Wikki Stix, scissors, and pinecones (if you do not live in an area where they are available in nature, many hobby/craft stores carry bags of pinecones).
Make a tray for the children with pinecones, Wikki Stix, and scissors.
The children can make Christmas lights for their pinecone Christmas Tree Ornament from the Wikki Stix. There is no wrong or right way to make the individual lights. Our kids cut one strand of Wikki Stix into 4 pieces and molded each of the pieces into a shape that resembled a bulb.
Each of the “bulbs” were attached to a longer Super Wikki Stix strand and wrapped around the pinecone. The kids made a hanger for the pinecone crafts by bending one regular Wikki Stix strand in half to form the oval “loop” (see photo above).
This project is simple using Wikki Stix! The wax coating on the Wikki Stix will adhere to the pinecone and no glue will be necessary! It is a great craft to enhance fine motor skills while crafting a nice ornament to keep or give!