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Pinecone Christmas tree

A simple creative activity using a pinecone.

Art & Creating


Create a festive table decoration or simply enjoy the painting experience.

What you'll need

  • pinecones
  • green paint
  • holly berries
  • berry alternative - red tissue paper

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Environmental Considerations

Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:

  • source of pincones
  • leave no trace

Health & Safety Considerations

Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:

  • using natural materials/berries
Art & Creating

Step #1 Paint your pinecone

Paint your pinecone green. We used non-toxic poster paint.

You could try dipping the pinecones in paint if a lot of people are taking part.

Leave to dry.

Art & Creating

Step #2 Decorate your pinecone tree

We used holly berries (remember to leave plenty for wildlife)- you can stuff them into the cone. You could also use screwed-up balls of red tissue paper.

Alternatively wrap the pinecone with some coloured wool to create a tinsel look.

Take it further

  • Stick the finished pinecone tree onto a disc and make a table decoration
  • Add a wool/string loop and hang it up
  • Hang your pinecone tree in a real Christmas tree and pop a star on top!

Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.

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