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Christmas Crafts: Pine Cone Decorations For Children

Last year our kindergarten made these cute little pine cone angels and Christmas trees with the children and hung them in the windows. The are so simple that toddlers can make them. Plus they are fun to decorate.
You will need:
Pine cones (obviously!)
Paint
Beads
Glue
Glitter in silver, gold or red
Ribbon or coloured string
Small wooden or polystyrene balls
Gold doilies
For the Christmas Trees:
Paint the pine cones with green paint. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the tips with glitter.
Leave to dry then glue coloured beads onto the tips as the baubles.
Finish by glueing or tying a lenth of coloured string or ribbon to the top so that you can hang your decoration.
For the Angels:
Holding the pine cone flat side up, dab the tips with coloured glitter glue or with glue and sprinkle with glitter. You may want to balance the pine cone in a small cup to keep it steady and allow you to use both hands.
Draw a face onto the wooden or polystyrene ball and glue it to the centre of the flat surface, as in the photo. Next cut some lengths of wool, string or ribbon for the hair and glue it in place.
Fold the doilie into quarters and then cut out two quarters. Glue them to the back of the angel, gold side facing outwards.
Finish by glueing or tying a lenth of coloured string or ribbon to the angel so that you can hang your decoration.

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