Give busy little hands a fun and fruity project with these kid-friendly pineapple crafts. Perfect for after school or to mix-up a weekend afternoon, we’ve rounded up crafts inspired by the queen fruit to try out this back-to-school season. Your little one will be proud of their tropical creation! Pair these fun activities with sweet pineapple snacks for a guaranteed fun time.
P is for Pineapple Handprint Art
Craft and photo sourced from It Happens in a Blink.
Combine learning and fun with a P is for Pineapple work of art. Just the right amount of messy, kids will love creating these crafty pineapple paint handprints!
- White paper
- Yellow and green paint
- Orange marker
- Apply a thick coat of yellow paint to the palm of your kiddos hand.
- Next, apply green paint to all five fingers of the same hand.
- Lay the painted hand face-down in the center of the paper. Apply gentle pressure, then lift up. Let the painting dry completely.
- Once the paint is dry, use the orange marker to draw diagonal lines both directions on the dried yellow paint to create a pineapple pattern.
DIY Pineapple Night Light
Craft and photo sourced from A Beautiful Mess.
Are your little ones afraid of the dark? This DIY Pineapple Night Light is so cute, all spooky thoughts will vanish when it lights the room with its tropical glow. While these pineapple crafts involve some adult supervision, kids will love the opportunity to help craft their own night light.
- Mason jar
- Yellow tissue paper
- Gloss finish Mod Podge
- Black and green acrylic craft paint
- Green felt
- Pipe cleaners (any color)
- Battery operated tea lights
- Glue gun
- Cut the tissue paper into small squares
- Use Mod Podge to adhere the tissue to the outside of the mason jar, covering it completely. Allow to dry.
- Add pineapple texture details with black paint.
- Cut leaves from the felt and hot glue them to the lid.
- Paint the lid green.
- Insert battery-operated tea light and close the jar.
Pineapple Necklace Craft
Craft and photo sourced from Raising Whasians.
Cute, bright and kid-friendly, this DIY necklace comes together in a snap. Continuing the trend of easy pineapple crafts, all you need for this creation are a few simple supplies and a kiddo who loves to accessorize.
- Twine, any color
- Yellow buttons – a mix of fun shapes and shades
- Green felt
- Hot glue
- Measure out the twine to a length that will slip on and off your child’s head easily once it is tied as a necklace.
- Begin by threading six to seven buttons onto the twine to form a pineapple shape. Push the buttons together and towards the bottom of the length of twine. Tie a knot immediately above and below to hold the stack together.
- Repeat the threading process, leaving a few inches in between each stack of buttons.
- Once you have enough twine decorated with buttons to form the length of the necklace, tie the ends together.
- Cut out small pieces of green felt to create the spikey pineapple crowns, two for each button pineapple. Glue the felt to the top of each pineapple, one piece for each side of the string. Allow to dry.
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