We’ve made these totally cute Pinecone Birds and I just adore them. Thinking ahead to Christmas we’ve given one a gorgeous red chest to make a Christmas Robin ornament to hang on the Christmas tree and the others we’ve decorated with different colours to enjoy all year round.
Aren’t these pinecone birds and pinecone robin adorable? I can never resist a homemade ornament especially if it’s a Nature craft too!
At Christmas time we like to join in the fun of 10 days of a Kid-Made Christmas organised by the lovely Mama Miss. Last year we shared our pretty Handprint Angel Tree Toppers and this year we’re creating a Christmas craft for kids to make inspired by a favourite book. Books and crafts in one go…it doesn’t get much better than that does it?!
A gorgeous Christmas book we love is Little Robin’s Christmas it’s about a kind hearted robin who gives all of his warm and colourful vests away to friends in need. He’s left cold, shivering and vest-less on an icy roof until someone very special comes to the rescue! It’s a delightful tale that captures the true spirit of Christmas and of course explains how the Robin gets his lovely red vest in the end. A story children will enjoy re-visiting again and again.
To help us enjoy this gorgeous story we’ve made a cute Pinecone Christmas Robin Ornament to hang on the Christmas tree and scroll on down to see our little pine cone robin friend wearing all his other colourful vests too!
What a fantastic craft to bring the story book to life!
Kid Made Ornaments – Pinecone Christmas Robin
Pine cone crafts are lovely and easy for little hands because basically you’re just sticking on the extra bits to make your character. You might like to see how easily you can turn a pine cone into a cute Christmas reindeer ornament too.
- Little Robin’s Christmas book
- Coloured felt or fabric scraps
- Googly eyes
- Glue. We love UHU because it dries so quickly.
- Ribbon or thread for hanging the ornaments on the Christmas tree.
How To Make Your Christmas Robin Ornament – An Easy Christmas Pine Cone Craft for Kids
Christmas crafts for kids to make need to be super easy in this house! It’s one of the busiest times of the year with a hundred and one things always waiting to be done. I love crafts like this pinecone robin that can be done the with minimum prep, minimum effort and minimum mess!
1 – First of all the children cut out all the little fabric pieces they were going to stick on to their pinecone. If you’re doing this craft with younger children you could always pre-cut the pieces for them or draw the shapes onto the fabric for them to cut around. We used the felt to cut diamonds for the beaks and crown type shapes for the feet. We cut burlap for the wings and I love the raggedy look this gives. And lastly we cut different fabric round shapes for the different vests. Of course we had to have a red one for a traditional Christmas Robin Red Breast!
2 – Then the children gathered all the pieces together for each individual pine cone and glued them on!
3 – We made lots of different pine cone ‘robins’ with different vests to match the story but you could just make traditional red breasted robins if you preferred. Some of them we’ve added ribbon to so that we can hang them on the Christmas tree and some of them we’ve left without ribbon and they’re looking all festive sitting on top of our piano.
Of course you don’t just have to use this pine cone craft for Christmas Robin Ornaments you could easily do it at any time of the year to make all sorts of different birds to go along with other books, nursery rhymes and songs.
Also sharing book inspired Christmas crafts for kids to make today are Sugar Aunts, In The Playroom, Craft Ideas For Kids, I Heart Crafty Things, Discovering The World Through My Son’s Eyes, and Preschool Powol Packets
You can see all the other wonderful #KIDMADECHRISTMAS crafts for the whole 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas series in the link up below. New ones will be added each day.
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