6-inch length of ribbon, twine, or chenille wire (to make a mouth)
small paint brush
2 paper plates
hot glue gun and glue sticks
3-foot length of 1½-inch wide holiday ribbon
Squeeze glitter paint onto a paper plate. Use the paint brush to apply glitter paint to the tops and tips of pinecone petals.
While the paint is still wet, place the pinecone on a paper plate and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Shake off excess cinnamon. Let dry.
As needed, add more glitter paint and let dry again.
Wrap the seasonal ribbon around the petals at the top of the pinecone and tie a half knot. Then tie the ribbon around the center of the cinnamon sticks to form a bow. Optional—the cinnamon sticks may be hot glued to the sides of the pinecone to make horns or arms instead of tying them with the ribbon.
Use the glue gun to add wiggle eyes and a pompon nose to the tips of pinecone petals. Use a 6-inch length of ribbon, twine, or chenille wire to make a mouth (trim as desired) and hot glue it onto the pinecone.
Carol Eide is the mother of three young adult children. She loves making creative messes of all kinds—cooking, sewing, crafting, gardening. She has been writing, teaching, and publishing craft and activity ideas for children and adults for over 35 years.
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