Woodland Pinecone Fairy Nature Craft for Kids

Let’s make a pinecone fairy nature craft for your garden.

Fall is the perfect time to make pinecone crafts. We show you how to make a pinecone fairy for your garden. We have lots of other ideas too.

A woodland pinecone fairy craft.

Did you know that pinecones often fall to the ground during Autumn? This is the perfect time of year to start collecting them to make pine cone crafts over the last few months of the year. By collecting your own pinecones and using real fall leaves this craft becomes very inexpensive.

How to make a pinecone fairy

We are going to use pinecones, large wood beads, moss, and fall leaves to make beautiful woodland fairies for our porch or garden. While this is a fun craft for kids, we will be using hot glue so make sure a parent is present to help.

fairy pine cone craft ideas and the supplies you need
Pinecones, beads, moss, and leaves to make a pinecone fairy.

Supplies needed to make a pinecone fairy

  • Pinecone
  • Wood beads (small for a small pinecone, large for a large pinecone)
  • Fall leaves – we prefer pretend leaves, but you can use real leaves if you want
  • Moss (available in bags at your craft store)
  • Flowers (optional)
  • Permanent marker
  • Hot glue

Craft tip: If these pinecone fairies are going to be outside in the rain and sun, you might want to use a stronger outdoor glue that will hold up against the elements.

Instructions for making a pinecone fairy

wood beads glued to the end of pine cones to make fairies
Attach large wood beads to the end of the pinecone using hot glue.
Step 1

Attach the wood beads to the end of the pinecone using hot glue. If you are using large pinecones then use large wood beads, but use small wood beads for small pinecones. You could make an entire fairy family in different sizes.

pinecones with wood beads on top with faces drawn on
Draw faces on your fairies using a permanent marker.
Step 2

Using a permanent marker, draw a face on your fairy. You could add rosy cheeks, eyelashes, whatever you like. We kept ours fairly simple though.

Fall leaves glued to pinecones to make fairy wings.
Attach fall leaves to your pinecone to make wings for your fairy.
Step 3

Glue fall leaves to the back of your pinecone to make wings for your fairy. We use fall leaves because they are such pretty colors. You can use real leaves if you like, but remember they won’t last as long as fake ones.

Moss and flowers glued to a fairy to make hair and accessories.
Glue moss and flowers to your fairy’s head.
Step 4

Moss and small fake flowers or buds are perfect to make hair and pretty accessories for your fairy. Attach them using glue.

Our finished pinecone fairy
Fairies made out of pinecones, fall leaves, and wood beads.
Handmade woodland fairies.
Yield: 1

Pinecone Fairy Craft

pinecone fairy nature craft

Make woodland fairies using pinecones, wood beads, and moss.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Pinecone
  • Wood beads (small for a small pinecone, large for a large pinecone)
  • Fall leaves - we prefer pretend leaves, but you can use real leaves if you want
  • Moss (available in bags at your craft store)
  • Flowers (optional)
  • Permanent marker
  • Hot glue

Instructions

  1. Attach the bead to the pinecone using hot glue.
  2. Draw a face on the bed using the permanent marker.
  3. Glue leaves onto the back of the pinecone to make fairy wings.
  4. Attach moss to the top of the bead using glue to make hair for your fairy.
  5. (Optional) Glue flowers to your fairy to make pretty accessories.

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Have you made pinecone crafts with your kids? What were their favorite ones?

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