Pinecone Projects for Nannies and Au Pairs

Bird Feeder

Wednesdays with Whitney

The first wave of snow has started to fall all across America in the last week or two. That means hot cocoa, snow angels, and best of all: pinecone crafts! Grab some pinecones from under the nearest pine tree for an evening of crafting with our favorite conifer seed.


• Pinecones
• Peanut Butter
• Bird Seed
• Rope
• Ribbon
• Glitter
• Glue
• Multicolored paper


Bird Feeder:

Start by typing a rope to the tip of the pine cone. Then let the kids spread peanut butter all over the pinecone and roll it in birdseed. Now just hang it from a tree and watch the birds go at it.

Pinecone Garland: aaa

Tie pinecones to a rope with decorated ribbon. Next let the kids decorate with glue and glitter. After it dries, hang the garland up on the mantle for a winter shimmer.

Pinecone Turkey:

Cut your paper to represent a turkey chest/head (the shape of a bowling pin), feathers, eyes, a beak, and a wattle. Let the kiddos glue the turkey parts on and use the little guy as a centerpiece for the kids table at Thanksgiving.

Reference: Whitney adapted these projects she used to do as a child, courtesy of her mother, into fun projects for nannies and au pairs to do with kids. Don’t forget to check out Whitney’s personal blog at

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