Saturday, December 22, 2012

Epsom Salt Snowy Pinecone Craft

Thursdays are our "Nature Days" and we decorated some pinecones we found on a nature walk last week.  I spray painted a few of them white and left the rest natural.  The kids made them "snowy".

pinecone craft

  • Pinecones (white spray paint optional)
  • Epsom salt in a small bowl
  • School glue
  • Paper towel or newspaper to protect your work surface
Step 1
Take your pinecones outside and spray paint them if desired.  Allow to dry.

pinecone craft

Step 2
Drizzle school glue over a pinecone.  Roll the pinecone in epsom salt and gently shake off the excess.  Repeat process if desired.  

Step 3 
Allow to dry thoroughly and gently shake off any remaining loose epsom salt.

pinecone craft

After a few days the epsom salts turn opaque and really look more like snow.

epsom salt craft

I hot glued a piece of ribbon to their tops and have them hanging in a kitchen window. 

Epsom Salt pinecone craft



Phyllis said...

Beautiful! You have done some wonderful things this advent.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Very pretty craft! We haven't tried any Epson salt crafts - this looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

So Thursdays are your nature day. Do you have a theme for the other days of the week? What a fun idea!

Sherri said...

These are adorable!

Unknown said...

WOW they really came out great and look so pretty with the ribbon hanging up. I would love for you to share this on our Made by or for Kids linky

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

So pretty! Love how you hung them!

HannahW said...

These are so pretty! Please consider sharing them at Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up! Thanks

Becki said...

Thank you for sharing these on Eco- Kids. My girls will love making these!

Carrie said...

Oh, I love these!! We will definitely be making some of these. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

HannahW said...

I wanted to let you know I featured your pinecones today on my blog!

Bejay said...

Gosh, I have only just found this and think it's fantastic. I have a load of pinecones that I collect when I walk my dog in the field outside our back garden and haven't known what to do with them. I'm getting a big bag of Epsom Salt to make my own laundry scent boosters so will have plenty to try this. I love the way the salts go opaque and look more realistic after a few days. Thanks so much for sharing...I only wish I'd found you earlier.