A Fairy Princess Pinecone Kids Craft is a fun and creative way to get your child making something fabulous out of a simple pinecone.
I’m a little excited about posting this craft with you guys. There’s something about cute pinecone crafts that just does it for me. I love decorating them with the kids and it provides for serious fun and entertainment.
Last year for Halloween I made this pinecone craft which was a total hit and use it to finish off this wreath perfect for the occasion. Today I’m not showing you anything for Halloween but something inspired by Valentine’s Day. I wanted to make something pretty and colourful and filled with magic so I made this pretty lady and now the kids can’t stop playing with her!
It’s a fairly simple craft to make and adding all the beautiful feathers would have to be the funnest part of the craft I think. When I though up the idea to make this Fairy Princess Pinecone Kids Craft I envisioned a Victoria’s Secret angel. Strange but true.
I won’t bore you too much and get straight into the details on how to make this sweet little Fairy Princess Pinecone Kids Craft.
What you will need
1 x Large Pinecone
2 x Pipe Cleaners (colours of your choice but I chose pink)
Feathers (colours of your choice. You can buy these at craft shops or dollar stores)
Wool/Yarn ( Colour of your choice )
Cereal box or cardboard you no longer need
Hot Glue (Craft glue safe for kids if doing this project with kids)
Pink Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Purple or Black Acrylic Paint
1 Styrofoam Ball (Small/Medium to become the head so try to keep it in proportion)
The great thing about this project is that most of the items listed you probably have at home already and you can head out and search for pinecones with your kids or purchase them fairly cheaply from your local craft store!
Step 1: Choose your chosen colour paint for the body of your fairy. I chose two different types of pinks and mixed them together to get the colour I wanted.
Step 2: Start painting your pinecone. This part if the fun part so go crazy and let the kids have fun. I just dabbed large amount all over the fine cone making sure to fill as many of the little crevices as possible. If you wish you can spray paint the pinecone but to be this defeats the purpose of the activity specially if you’re making this with children. Place your pinecone somewhere to to dry.
As you can see it was messy but FUN business.
Step 3: Mix a very small amount of pink paint with white paint to create a light skin colour for the fairy’s face. You can choose to do a mix of pink and orange with white to give her a more realistic look but I wanted to very pale pink. Allow to dry.
Step 4: Hot glue the styrofoam ball to the top of the pinecone.
Step 5: Measure out your wool to the length of hair you want to give your fairy then cut it all aligned so it is even. Place hot glue on top of the styrofoam ball and place the wool hair evenly to one side of the head. Repeat all around the ball until you have the desired amount of hair. Finish of by trimming her hair evenly or even cutting it into a fun hairstyle!
Step 6: Get your piper cleaner and place it around the top of the fairy’s head to measure the circumference of the head. Cut the pipe cleaner with a little extra length. Make a circle by twisting the ends of the piper cleaner.
Step 7: Using another piece of pipe cleaner zig zag it up and down and around the circle you previously created until you fill the entire circle. This is your fairy’s crown. Once you’re done then flip up all of the little spikes to make it look more like a crown.
Step 8: Apply hot glue to the base of the crown and hot glue to the top of the fairy’s head.
Step 9: Next get an old cereal box and draw a very rough butterfly outline. Cut the shape out. This will become the fairy’s wings.
Step 10: Place hot blue on the outline of the wings and start gluing feathers on. If you’re doing this with a small child you can use simple craft glue so there is no need to work fast or risk or burning.
I stick the fluffier feather on the outside of the wings and made sure to have them all pointing in one direction which was away from the centre of the wings.
Step 11: Once you have completely filled the outside layer of feathers then it’s time to fill the centre. I chose beautiful turquoise coloured feathers for the centre because it’s such a stunning colour and really makes the fairy look that much more magical I think!
Once gain face the feathers outwards away from the centre of the wings.
Here’s the wings finished and ready for gluing on.
Step 12: Hot glue the feathers to the back of the pinecone body and the head.
Step 13: Finish your beautiful fairy princess pinecone kids craft off by painting on her face. I used red with a very fine paint brush to pain on her lips and a pretty deep purple for her eyes and lashes. I then mixed a little red and white and only used the tiniest amount to give her a little blush on the cheeks.
Step 14: Finish off by painting the back of the fairy’s wings either white or a matching colour to the feathers to cover the ugly cereal box on the back.
Isn’t she just so pretty?!? I’m in love with her! haha.
Pinecones are uneven so chances are your pinecone won’t sit upright too well so make a small circular stand for your pinecone craft to stand on.
I chose not to give her arms because I didn’t feel it looked right but in saying that play around and see what you feel looks best. You can also spray some glitter on your fairy princess to make her look even more magical.
This Fairy Princess Pinecone Kids Craft was just so fun to make and what I love about it, it’s so pretty you can display this in a little girls room or make a collection of pinecone fairy princesses to play with. More over barbie, Pinecone Fairies are here to take over! Haha.
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What do you think? Perfect for a rainy day craft, Valentine’s day craft or to make for a special little girl? What have you made out of pinecones?