How To Make Adorable Nature Pinecone Gnomes For Kids

Inside: One of our favourite pine cone crafts for kids are making gnomes for all seasons that we use as toys or pinecone decorations.

I find autumn is the most inspirational season for many fall craft ideas for kids and opportunity to colour your home in to beautiful natural orange, red and golden decorations from outside.

This is also great way for kids to spend more time outside in nature, participating in the process of collecting leafs and nature fruits while learning about this magic season.

Related: Fall Activities For Kids: Simple Emotion Faces

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How  To Make Simple Pine Cone Gnomes For Kids

Materials you will need you’ll need:


Felt gnome head

If using pinecone from nature be sure to bake them in the oven for 45 minutes at 400 F to dry and debug them.

Glue felt ball – head (or wooden) on a bottom of each pinecone.

At this point you can make eyes and mouth with coloured pens on a felt heads. Or you can leave their faces empty which will give your child opportunity to imagine their facial expressions. It’s up to you. I’ve decided to put faces as I’ve just get my new doll making coloured pencils so wanted to dry them out.

Now you will make felt hats for your gnomes. Cut felt in a shape shown in the picture below.  I used balls diameter 0.5 inch and piece of felt was three times longer, 1.5 inch.

Make cone shape around finger and sew edges together with blanket stitch.


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Felt gnome hat

After you made hats put your little gnomes together by gluing hat on each gnome’s head.

If you want to leave gnomes like that, either for seasonal decoration or play you may. If you wanna hang them, follow step bellow to place thread they will hang on.

Put thread with node in the end through gnomes hat using needle as on photo and leave thread a bit longer than you would want them to hang. It will be easier to tie them on branch later on.

DIY Autumn Gnome Mobile

And your nature pine cone gnomes are ready to live their new playful life.

I used our handmade pine cone gnomes to make beautiful nature mobile with fall leaves for my daughter’s bedroom.

Simple nature mobile fall craft ideas for kids


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Lily Zunic

I believe every person is creative and every craft project is beautiful when you create for the journey of your heart.

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